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Western Nevada College

Western Nevada College is a public community college, which was originally known as the Western Nevada Community College. It was established in 1971, and after being granted approval by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, the name was changed to Western Nevada College in July of 2007. The college's campuses are located in: Apart from these 3 campuses, WNC also has centres in: WNC offers a number of associate degrees and certificate programs in Course Topics like business and computer technology, communications and fine arts, technology, nursing and allied health, science, mathematics, engineering, social science, education, humanities and public service. Western Nevada College's athletics teams are known as the Wildcats. They participate in sports like baseball and softball. Its baseball team has won a number of conference and district championships.

Profile of Western Nevada CollegeThe campus of Western Nevada College is in Carson City, NV, which is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Western Nevada College include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Western Nevada College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Western Nevada College an attractive choice for many applicants.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Western Nevada College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 4, 820 students enrolled (2, 549 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at Western Nevada College are 40 years old or older.

Western Nevada College Tuition and AffordabilityThe school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Western Nevada College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts207liberal arts and sciences, general studies, American Sign Language
Business and Management68business, accounting, business management, accounting technology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine46registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice, criminal justice and police, corrections
Medical Support and Technology14surgical tech
Production Trades9machinist, welding
Family and Social Work9child care provider
Law8legal assistant
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art
Science and Laboratory Technician6science tech
Education and Teaching5education of hearing impaired
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science, computer programming
Engineering Technician3electronics tech
Construction Trades2building inspection and management
Mechanics and Repair2automobile mechanics
Art Studies1art studies
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate

Contact: Western Nevada CollegeWestern Nevada College

2201 West College Parkway

Carson City, NV 89703-7399

General Phone: (775) 445-3000


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