Western Nevada College

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2201 West College Parkway

Carson City, NV 89703

Phone: (775) 445-3000
2012-2013 Tuition
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Western Nevada College is a public institution that was founded in 1971. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,168 and its setting is suburban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $2,700 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $9,345 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Western Nevada College is a comprehensive community college that serves more than 5,000 students each year within an 18,000-square-mile service area. One of four community colleges in the Nevada System of Higher Education, it is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Documents detailing accreditation approval are available at the WNC library. Western offers a diverse curriculum that is tailored to meet students' individual educational goals. By offering multiple college degree, certificate and career-building programs, smaller class sizes, and personalized counseling opportunities, WNC helps to ensure students a positive and successful college experience. WNC reaches out to its urban and rural communities with campuses in Carson City, Fallon and Minden/Gardnerville. In addition, distance education offerings, including interactive video and online classes, allow those in remote locations access to higher education. The college offers academic degrees, certificates and certifications that can lead to diverse careers, and transfer into a university or state college. Areas of study include business, liberal arts, sciences, technologies, fine arts, humanities, and more. Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees prepare students for university transfer in many fields of the arts, social sciences and physical sciences. A sampling of program areas include information technology, law, geographic information systems, criminal justice, graphic communications, and musical theatre. Students may complete up to two years of many baccalaureate degree programs, including teacher preparation, for transfer to a state college or university. WNC also offers a four-year Bachelor of Technology degree in Construction Management. Students can attain WNC Associate of Applied Science degrees in accounting, auto mechanics, business, criminal justice, computer technology, computer networking, computer and office technology, construction technology, deaf studies, graphic communications, information technology, law enforcement/POST Academy, machine tool technology, management, nursing, or welding technology. In response to industry needs, the college also offers specialized training programs in construction, machine tool, drafting, welding, computing and other technical areas. Customization often includes providing specialized instruction at the times and locations most convenient to employers, including on-site programs. Workplace certification preparation programs include 9-1-1 Dispatch Training, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Bookkeeping, Certified Inspector of Structures, Certified Nursing Assistant, Cisco Certified Networking Associate, CompTIA Security+, Emergency Medical Services, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified IT Specialist, Phlebotomy/Venipuncture, Welding, and Western Nevada State Peace Officer Academy. Western's faculty is recognized as highly educated and accessible to students. Faculty dedication is reflected in the college's commitment to free and unfettered inquiry; tolerance and respect for differences; development of critical thinking skills; and good citizenship. WNC students represent the individualism and diversity of our society. They enter college with different goals and expectations. WNC offers them opportunities to pursue their career dreams in a more affordable and nurturing environment. Students can "Start Here, Go Anywhere!"

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1971
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Western Nevada College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Western Nevada College is $15.

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Application deadline rolling
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Academic Life

The most popular majors at Western Nevada College include: Building Construction Technology.

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Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Building Construction Technology 100%

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Student Life

Western Nevada College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,168, with a gender distribution of 40.2 percent male students and 59.8 percent female students. Western Nevada College is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,168
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Western Nevada College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and day care. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Western Nevada College.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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In-state tuition and fees $2,700 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $9,345 (2012-13)
Room and board N/A
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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