Western Nevada College in Carson City

Carson City, NV

(Rating 2.8 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Western Nevada College offers 202-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. 42.1% are women, and 57.9% are men. Western Nevada College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Western Nevada College is 8107$, that is at the level of national average. 21% of full-time Western Nevada College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $28,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Western Nevada College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$8,107
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Western Nevada College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,492
$30,001 - $48,000$8,265
$48,001 - $75,000$10,558
$75,001 - $110,000$13,023
$110,001+--

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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11%

Types of financial aids

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2045 of Western Nevada College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 52 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Western Nevada College number 6 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Nevada.

Students at Western Nevada College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$4,634
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$4,247
$48,001 - $75,000
100%
$2,370
$75,001 - $110,000
0%
$0
$110,001+
0%
$0

Salary After Attending

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$28,000

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

6%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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21%
BELOW AVERAGE

Western Nevada College graduation rate is below the national average.

21% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Western Nevada College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Western Nevada College is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

20:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

1

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Western Nevada College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Western Nevada College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Nevada.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2201 West College Parkway address in Carson City, Nevada.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Western Nevada College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Western Nevada College offers 202 programs in total: 116 are for Associate's degree, 50 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 33 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 48 universities in Nevada state, with one of the highest number of less than 1-year certificate. Western Nevada College is one of the few institutions in Nevada that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Nevada state average data to help you compare.

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Western Nevada College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2317 students with 69522 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Western Nevada College

Overall Rating:

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I love kids and dislikes how a sorry no good man treats a female (Tom Lee Brooks )

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Does not recognize The Constitution of United States of America

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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The teachers are nice and so are the staff, but not very responsible. They've lost my paperwork for financial aid and I was forced to pay 1300 out of pocket.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The experience at WNC has been generally underwhelming. I've signed up for 6 classes in total. A couple of them were ok, but I would usually dropout of the classes midway because of sheer boredom. I'm not aiming for any degree, I just wanted to take some classes for personal enrichment and to make friends with people my age. The classes usually become mostly lectures with not much time to talk to classmates. Then they would give you homework and send you back home. The campus seems vacant all the time with not much people walking around outside. Compare that to UNR where there's alot more hustle and bustle.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I've been going to this school for over a year now and overall I have enjoyed the experience. The teachers are friendly and from my experience they seem to go out of the way to help their students succeed. My only complaint is the staff can be...well, useless. I usually have trouble with questions being answered, endless issues with the financial department. Teachers are great but the staff needs to be polished over a bit. Their website "MyWnc" is also garbage. Navigation and and functionality is abhorrent and needs to be overhauled.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2201 West College Parkway

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7754453000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: wnc.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

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