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Western Nevada College

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Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Overview
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Tuition & Fees

$9,823

Average Salary in 10 Years

$35,800
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Western Nevada College

Western Nevada College is located in Carson City, Nevada. It is a small public school part of the Nevada System of Higher Education system and offers undergrad programs. It has 3,642 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Health Professions and Related Programs, Precision Production, Physical Sciences, and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. 25% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $29,800.

About
🗺 2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, Nevada 89703
🌐 www.wnc.edu
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Application
Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

25%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

23%

Women Graduation Rate

27%
Cost
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Can you afford to attend Western Nevada College?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$9,733
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$9,823
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$9,988
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$3,210
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$13,872
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$147
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Western Nevada College would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Western Nevada College Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

72%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

13%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Western Nevada College you can visit www.wnc.edu/studentservices/financial/.

Western Nevada College Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $9,988
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $3,210
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Western Nevada College?

Western Nevada College students, on average, make $35,800 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Western Nevada College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Western Nevada College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

4.7%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Western Nevada College.

Median Earnings of Students from Western Nevada College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Western Nevada College.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Western Nevada College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Western Nevada College.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Western Nevada College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Western Nevada College.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Western Nevada College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Western Nevada College.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Western Nevada College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

3.6x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Western Nevada College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Western Nevada College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

3.1x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Western Nevada College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Western Nevada College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

18
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$55,467
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Western Nevada College?

No
Highest degree: Bachelor's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

3,642

Total Students

3,642
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

61%

Students over 25

45%

Student Median Household Income

$59,286
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

56%
of undergraduates

Men

44%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Western Nevada College has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 79 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 127 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Western Nevada College

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Western Nevada College study?

Western Nevada College Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Western Nevada College are:

  1. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  2. Health Professions and Related Programs
  3. Precision Production
  4. Physical Sciences
  5. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Approximately 84% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Western Nevada College?

Students Who Transfer Out of Western Nevada College

29%
Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

188
5% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

Western Nevada College has around 188 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 5% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Western Nevada College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in Nevada
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, Nevada tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 48% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 46% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.