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 Western Nevada College

Western Nevada College - Carson City, NV

2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, Nevada 89703-7399

General information:(775)445-3000
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:4,277( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public 4-year Primarily Associate's
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,010 $2,243 $2,513 -11%
Out-of-state $8,198 $8,590 $9,008 -5%
Books and supplies $1,310 $1,310 $1,400 -6%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,180 $9,180 $9,220 -0%
Other $2,500 $2,500 $4,160 -66%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,500 $2,500 $4,160 -40%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,320 $3,553 $3,913 0%
Off Campus $15,000 $15,233 $17,293 -12%
Off Campus with Family $5,820 $6,053 $8,073 -25%
On Campus $9,508 $9,900 $10,408 -10%
Off Campus $21,188 $21,580 $23,788 -9%
Off Campus with Family $12,008 $12,400 $14,568 -14%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,078
In-state fees $435
Out-of-state tuition $8,573
Out-of-state fees $435
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 375 83% --
Grant or scholarship aid 366 81% $1,329,478 $3,632
Federal grants 253 56% $1,067,638 $4,220
Pell grants 253 56% $1,045,785 $4,134
Other federal grants 35 8% $21,853 $624
State/local government grant or scholarships 203 45% $149,181 $735
Institutional grants or scholarships 94 21% $112,659 $1,199
Student loan aid 66 15% $378,179 $5,730
Federal student loans 66 15% $378,179 $5,730
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,399 46% $7,330,762 $3,056
Pell grants 1,801 35% $6,058,394 $3,364
Federal student loans 684 13% $4,626,748 $6,764


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,866 $6,997 $6,975
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,921 $6,889 $6,795
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,343 $8,100 $7,994
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,189 $9,913 $9,698
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,758 $11,357 $11,290
$110,001 and more $11,547 $11,357 $11,525

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,277
Undergraduate enrollment 4,277
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 150
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$15

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 29 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 29-
Softball -21


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities09/01/1975 Accredited


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1993 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 001
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate15.2%
Number in default29
Number in repayment190

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 01036300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Bachelor's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-7-
Category total-8-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-1-
Business Administration and Management, General-5-
Business/Commerce, General427-
Management Science1--
Category total743-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science-2-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications2--
Computer and Information Sciences, General015-
Category total217-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other-5-
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager--11
Construction Trades, Other1--
Category total1511
Education Colleges
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness-9-
Category total-9-
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General-4-
Category total-4-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-1-
Category total-1-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant46-
Category total46-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
American Sign Language (ASL)1--
Category total1--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician112-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-37-
Category total1139-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other321-
Criminal Justice/Police Science06-
Category total327-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-98-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-144-
Category total-242-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-13-
Category total-13-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician02-
Category total02-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-2-
Geology/Earth Science, General-6-
Physics, General-2-
Category total-10-
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist33-
Category total33-
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other09-
Category total09-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-2-
Commercial and Advertising Art110-
Category total112-
Grand total3345011