Western Nevada College

country rank  1462
world rank  4469

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University Overview

Founded in 1971, Western Nevada College is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the small city of Carson City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Nevada. Officially accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Western Nevada College (WNC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Western Nevada College (WNC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 52 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy This higher education institution has an open admission policy. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WNC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym WNC
Founded 1971
Motto Start Here, Go Anywhere
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address 2201 West College Parkway
Carson City
89703-7399 Nevada
United States
Tel +1 (775) 445 3000
Fax +1

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type None, open admission policy
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office 2201 West College Parkway
Carson City 89703
(775) 445 3277

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
2000 Classification Associates Colleges
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Western Nevada College's Library
Western Nevada College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 26,779 physical volumes, 2,205 physical media and 46 licensed digital/electronic databases. Western Nevada College's library has 1 branch.
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023