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Western Nevada College Overview

Located in Carson City, Nevada, Western Nevada College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Western Nevada College Known For?

1,072 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at WNC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 24% of the faculty were full-time.

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Western Nevada College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at WNC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online General Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular General Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Ethnic Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Western Nevada College?

Location of Western Nevada College

Contact details for WNC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703-7399
Phone: 775-445-3000
Website: www.wnc.edu

How Do I Get Into WNC?

You can apply to WNC online at: https://wnc.edu/wnc-application/

As long as you submit the requested materials to Western Nevada College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Western Nevada College?

4% Take Out Loans
20.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At WNC, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $3,963 a year. That adds up to $15,852 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WNC is 20.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Western Nevada College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,227 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,702 undergraduate students at WNC, with 1,227 being full-time and 2,475 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  WNC

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,227 full-time undergraduates at WNC, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  WNC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Western Nevada College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of WNC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 27
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 342
White 679
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 162

Geographic Diversity

Nevada students aren't the only ones who study at Western Nevada College. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 4 countries are represented at WNC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Australia, Brazil, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Western Nevada College

679 Took All Classes Online
1,608 Took At Least One Class Online
16.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,608 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at WNC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Nevada for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of WNC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Western Nevada College was 16.9%. This is the #1,006 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WNC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of WNC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Systems Networking 11%
General Physical Sciences 13%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 24%
Liberal Arts General Studies 24%
Physical Sciences 13%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at WNC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at WNC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Physical Sciences #3
Physical Sciences #9
Design & Applied Arts #18
Computer Systems Networking #21
Visual & Performing Arts #32
General Business/Commerce #62
Accounting #78
Computer & Information Sciences #125
Criminal Justice & Corrections #136
Liberal Arts General Studies #138
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #138
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #150
Business Administration & Management #293
Business, Management & Marketing #371

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Western Nevada College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 383 0 0 383
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 128 0 0 0 128
General Physical Sciences 0 95 0 0 95
Precision Metal Working 72 7 0 0 79
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 70 6 0 0 76
Industrial Production Technology 58 7 0 0 65
Nursing 0 52 0 0 52
Allied Health Professions 50 0 0 0 50
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 29 0 0 0 29
Business Administration & Management 0 17 0 0 17
Real Estate 14 0 0 0 14
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 11 1 0 12
Ethnic Studies 0 11 0 0 11
Building Management & Inspection 0 4 0 6 10
Computer Systems Networking 9 0 0 0 9
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 7 0 7
Design & Applied Arts 0 5 2 0 7
Computer Information Systems 0 6 0 0 6
American Sign Language 5 0 1 0 6
Accounting 0 0 5 0 5
Construction 4 0 0 0 4
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 4 0 0 0 4
General Business/Commerce 0 2 1 0 3
General Biology 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Other Construction 0 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0 0
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 443 606 17 6 1,072

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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