Western Nevada Community College: Narrative Description
WESTERN NEVADA COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-2
State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University and Community College System of Nevada. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 200-acre small town campus. Endowment: $116,247. Educational spending 2003-04: $3737 per student. Total enrollment: 4,897. 640 applied, 100% were admitted. 1 student government officer. 3% from out-of-state, 68% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.
Open admission. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $50.75 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $1,522 full-time, $80.25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6,588 full-time, $109.75 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time, $4 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, writers group, Infinity Society, Golf Club, Physics and Engineering Club. Major annual events: picnics, Career Fair, graduation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Western Nevada Community College Library and Media Services plus 2 others with 42,500 books, 36,933 microform titles, 228 serials, 26,695 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 678 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Carson City (pop. 40,443), the Capital of Nevada, is located near scenic Lake Tahoe and the Carson River. It is an agricultural region formerly important for silver production.