Western Nevada College: Review & Facts

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Western Nevada College is a small four-year, public school with 3,840 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1971 and is the only college located in Carson City, Nevada.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
51
Fair
At Western Nevada College you can obtain your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, or bachelor's degree.

Western Nevada College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 51 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Industrial Technologies, Welding, and Physics. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.


Student Retention
57%
Bad
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Western Nevada College is low at 57% (below Nevada average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
20 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Western Nevada College is very low - 20%. Roughly 28% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Western Nevada College is reasonably decent - 20:1. Read more about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$9,500
Medium
Average tuition costs are close to the nationwide median, about $9,300 per year. The additional fees at Western Nevada College (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $200; which comes to a total of $9,500 per year.

Read the details about Western Nevada College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Western Nevada College is $15.00.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Western Nevada College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (775) 445-3000 or check Western Nevada College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
Western Nevada College provides a distance education program.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Western Nevada College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses.

ROTC
Available
No
At present there is no on-campus housing at Western Nevada College.

Based on the college crime information, Western Nevada College appears to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Western Nevada College Location and Maps



Post Address: Western Nevada College, 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, Nevada 89703-7399, USA
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