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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A+
Western Nevada is a public college located in Carson City, Nevada in the Reno Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,182 undergraduate students. The Western Nevada acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing Assistant, and Physical Sciences. Graduating 31% of students, Western Nevada alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,700.
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
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Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
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Western Nevada College Rankings

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Western Nevada Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$15
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,343/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,722/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
11
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
7
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    28%
  • On Campus
    52%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,182Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,145
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 4 responses
  • Outgoing
    75%
  • Stressed
    25%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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This is my latest attempt at getting my Bachelor's degree. All the classes in this program are online - as many are these days. But online classes are different than they used to be and this program has an accelerated schedule - I am loving it all so far. The teachers are tough, but not too tough and the pace is amazing! Not for the faint of heart, however. Bravo WNC for coming up with a schedule for busy, working adults that is designed to get us through quickly!
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So far so good! I have taken online classes through WNC before. Some were good experiences and some not so good. This schedule so far is amazing. You do not really have time to catch your breath between session, but getting your degree quicker is a much better way to do it.
I am a freshman at Western Nevada College partaking in their “Jumpstart” program. Basically, through this institution, I am able to take duel credit high school/college classes as a junior. I am enrolled in 15 credit semesters and am a full time student. WNC has made attending college at an early age extremely easy! The staff and instructors are so helpful and honest and are always there for you. I feel welcome and accepted. I am receiving and amazing education for a wonderful price. I absolutely love WNC.