Western Nevada Community College: Narrative Description

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2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703-7316
Tel: (775)445-3000
Admissions: (775)445-3271
Fax: (775)887-3141
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wncc.edu/


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.

Entrance Requirements:

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.

Collegiate Environment:

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.

Community Environment:

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.

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