Western Nevada College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,015

9.84% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,361

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

20.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,642

36.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

25%

85 Graduates

About

Western Nevada College is a higher education institution located in Carson City, NV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Nevada College were Construction Site Manager (2 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 926 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Nevada College. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (639 degrees), 3.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (165 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Nevada College is $3,015, which is $-9,875 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Nevada College is $3,015, which is $-9,875 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,361.

In 2017, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,015

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Western Nevada College was $3,015. The cost of tuition at Western Nevada College is $-9,875 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$11,361

2017 Value

5.14%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Western Nevada College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,361. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Western Nevada College grew by 5.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,220

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Nevada College was of $9,220 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

10%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Western Nevada College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 14.6% with respect to 2016, when 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

20.9%

2016 Default Rate

93

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Western Nevada College was 20.9%, which represents 93 out of the 445 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Western Nevada College has a total enrollment of 3,642 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Nevada College is 1,325 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,317. This means that 36.4% of students enrolled at Western Nevada College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Nevada College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.1% White, 22.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.46% Two or More Races, 2.31% Asian, 2.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.87% Black or African American, and 0.659% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Nevada College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.2%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Nevada College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,642 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Nevada College is 1,325 and the part-time enrollment is 2,317. This means that 36.4% of students enrolled at Western Nevada College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%

N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Western Nevada College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (64%), Western Nevada College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,225

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    824

  3. Two or More Races

    126

The enrolled student population at Western Nevada College is 61.1% White, 22.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.46% Two or More Races, 2.31% Asian, 2.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.87% Black or African American, and 0.659% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 46.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 208 students (5.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 168 more women than men received degrees from Western Nevada College. The majority of degree recipients at Western Nevada College are white (639 degrees awarded). There were 3.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (165 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Nevada College is Construction Site Manager (2 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Nevada College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (96 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (71 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (18 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Nevada College are Elementary & middle school teachers (134,229 people), Postsecondary teachers (111,749 people), Other managers (106,503 people), Physicians (77,858 people), and Other Physical Scientists (52,929 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Nevada College are Precision Production (96 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (71 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (18 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (319 degrees), and Construction (14 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Nevada College are Surgeons, Sales managers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Western Nevada College are Precision Production (96 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (71 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (18 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (319 degrees), and Construction (14 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Nevada College are Elementary & secondary schools (239,203 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (216,161 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (103,703 people), Construction (98,062 people), and Computer Systems Design (77,259 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Nevada College are Precision Production (96 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (71 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (18 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (319 degrees), and Construction (14 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Western Nevada College.

Most Common

  1. 2 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western Nevada College was Construction Site Manager with 2 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 379

  2. 547

In 2017, 379 degrees were awarded to men at Western Nevada College, which is 0.693 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (547).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Western Nevada College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.481 times less than the 183 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 183 degrees were awarded to women at Western Nevada College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.08 times more than the 88 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (27.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Nevada College is Female and White (27.2% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.88% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    639 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    165 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Nevada College is white (639 degrees awarded). There were 3.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (165 degrees).

4.32% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    367 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    272 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    101 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Nevada College is white female (367 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (272 degrees).

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Operations

Western Nevada College has an endowment valued at nearly $256k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $605k (236%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Western Nevada College had a total salary expenditure of $31.1M. Western Nevada College employs 29 Professors, 27 Instructors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Western Nevada College are Female Instructors (16), Male Professors(16), and Female Professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Nevada College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 23 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$256k

2017 Endowment

8.47%

growth from 2016

Western Nevada College has an endowment valued at about $256k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Nevada College grew 8.47% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.75M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.51M - Federal

  2. $1.35M - State

  3. $10k - Local

As of 2017, Western Nevada College received $3.51M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.35M from state grants and contracts, and $10k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.2M

2017 Salaries

4.71%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Western Nevada College paid a median of $16.2M in salaries, which represents 51.9% of their overall expenditure ($31.1M) and a 4.71% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.84% growth from 2015 and a 3.32% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.78M

Instructional Salaries

56

Number of Employees

In 2017, Western Nevada College paid a total of $3.78M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.15M (29.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

29 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

23 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Nevada College were Professor with 29 employees; Instructor with 27 employees; and Instructor with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Nevada College were Business and Financial Operations with 23 employees; Management with 21 employees; and Service with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Nevada College was Female Instructor with 16 employees, Male Professor with 16 employees, and Female Professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Western Nevada College.

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