The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
||Western Nevada College
||Community College Avg.
||Four or more years
||At least 2 but less than 4 years
Finances and Admission
The in-state tuition of $2,700 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,345 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
|In-State Tuition Fees
|Out-State Tuition Fees
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS
Western Nevada College is a comprehensive community college which serves more than 6,000 students each semester within an 18,000-square-mile service area. One of four community colleges within the Nevada System of Higher Education, it is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities.
WNC reaches out to its urban and rural communities with campuses in Carson City, Fallon and Minden/Gardnerville as well as instructional centers in Dayton, Fernley, Hawthorne, Lake Tahoe, Lovelock, Smith Valley, and Yerington. Distance education courses, including interactive video and Internet classes, allow even those in remote locations ready access to higher education.
The college offers some 50 academic degrees and certificates in areas as diverse as engineering and construction technology, nursing, musical theatre, golf facilities management, geographic information systems, criminal justice and graphic design. Students may also complete up to two years of many baccalaureate degree programs, such as teacher preparation, for transfer to a university.
At present, WNC continues to expand, providing new facilities, services and opportunities. Construction is nearing completion on the 35,000-square-foot Joe Dini Jr. Library and Student Center. The college's first free-standing library building will have student study rooms, a video presentation room for satellite downlinks, and a hands-on computer teaching room. One floor will be dedicated entirely to student activities. The Jack C. Davis Observatory, which is being built entirely with private donations, will also be completed this spring. The 2,800-square-foot observatory will house three telescopes, including two 16-inch and one 10-inch reflecting telescope.
WNCC's main campus, located in the Silver State's capital, offers students an interesting blend of environments: the comfortable pace of a small city combined with the political bustle of state government. The Carson City campus is also close to some of the best scenery and outdoor recreation in the West. The campus rests on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the spectacular beauty of Lake Tahoe is only 12 miles away.