Western Nevada College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,203
0.928% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,815
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
13.8%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,495
33.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
27.3%
121 Graduates

About

Western Nevada College is a higher education institution located in Carson City, NV. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Nevada College were Construction Site Manager (5 degrees awarded) and Project Management (0 degrees).

In 2020, 1,315 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Nevada College. 48.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (834 degrees), 2.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (308 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Nevada College is $3,203, which is $−8,626 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Western Nevada College is $3,203, which is $−8,626 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,815.

In 2020, 42% of undergraduate students attending Western Nevada College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 4% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,203
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Western Nevada College was $3,203. The cost of tuition at Western Nevada College is $−8,626 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$11,815
2020 Value
4.16%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Western Nevada College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,815. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Western Nevada College grew by 4.16%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,100
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Nevada College was of $10,100 in 2020. 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 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
4%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Western Nevada College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5% with respect to 2019, when 40% 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.
13.8%
2018 Default Rate
35
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Western Nevada College was 13.8%, which represents 35 out of the 254 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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Western Nevada College has a total enrollment of 3,495 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Nevada College is 1,175 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,320. This means that 33.6% of students enrolled at Western Nevada College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Nevada College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.9% White, 22.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.26% Two or More Races, 2.86% Asian, 2.29% Black or African American, 1.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.486% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Nevada College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35%), followed by White Male (20.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Nevada College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,495 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Nevada College is 1,175 and the part-time enrollment is 2,320. This means that 33.6% of students enrolled at Western Nevada College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% 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 (66%), 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
    2,057
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    797
  3. Two or More Races
    149

The enrolled student population at Western Nevada College is 58.9% White, 22.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.26% Two or More Races, 2.86% Asian, 2.29% Black or African American, 1.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.486% 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 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 49 fewer women than men received degrees from Western Nevada College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western Nevada College is white (834 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (308 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Nevada College is Construction Site Manager (5 degrees awarded), followed by Project Management (0 degrees) 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 Construction (233 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (112 degrees), and Precision Production (95 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Nevada College are Other managers (117,591 people), Postsecondary teachers (93,133 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (92,769 people), Physicians (69,624 people), and Software developers (66,758 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Nevada College are Construction (233 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (112 degrees), Precision Production (95 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (386 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Western Nevada College are Construction (233 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (112 degrees), Precision Production (95 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (386 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 (180,742 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (179,218 people), Construction (116,952 people), Computer Systems Design (102,954 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (95,459 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Nevada College are Construction (233 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (112 degrees), Precision Production (95 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (386 degrees).

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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. 5 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 0 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western Nevada College was Construction Site Manager with 5 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

682
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
633
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 682 degrees were awarded to men at Western Nevada College, which is 1.08 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (633).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 225 degrees were awarded to men at Western Nevada College in General Construction Trades, which is 75 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 202 degrees were awarded to women at Western Nevada College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.22 times more than the 91 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Nevada College is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 4.96% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    834 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    308 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Nevada College is white (834 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (308 degrees).

3.88% of degree recipients (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    443 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    391 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    162 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western Nevada College is white male (443 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (391 degrees).

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Western Nevada College has an endowment valued at nearly $254k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $511k (201%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Western Nevada College had a total salary expenditure of $34.2M. Western Nevada College employs 32 Professors, 19 Instructors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Western Nevada College are Female Professors (17), Male Professors(15), and Male Instructors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Nevada College are: Management, with 19 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 19 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees.

Endowment

$254k
2020 Endowment
5.58%
decline from 2019

Western Nevada College has an endowment valued at about $254k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Nevada College declined 5.58% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.3M 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. $1.58M - Federal
  2. $596k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Western Nevada College received $1.58M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $596k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.2M
2020 Salaries
2.74%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Western Nevada College paid a median of $16.2M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($34.2M) and a 2.74% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.51% decline from 2018 and a 2.24% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.69M
Instructional Salaries
51
Number of Employees

In 2020, Western Nevada College paid a total of $3.69M to 51 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
32 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Nevada College were Professor with 32 employees; Instructor with 19 employees; and Instructor with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Nevada College were Management with 19 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 19 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Nevada College was Female Professor with 17 employees, Male Professor with 15 employees, and Male Instructor with 10 employees.

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

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