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?
- 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.
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.
Where Is Western Nevada College?
Contact details for WNC are given below.
|Address:||2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703-7399|
How Do I Get Into WNC?
You can apply to WNC online at: https://wnc.edu/wnc-application/
Can I Afford Western Nevada College?
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
Of the 1,227 full-time undergraduates at WNC, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Western Nevada College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||17|
|Hispanic or Latino||342|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at WNC has changed over the last few years.
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%|
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.
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.
*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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