Carson City, Nevada
2-year, Regionally accredited
Degrees: Certificate, Associate's
This college offers associate degrees and career preparation certificates for a wide range of student types and ages. About 45% are 25 and older and many (over 60%) attend on a part-time basis. Popular programs include advanced manufacturing, construction management (Bachelor of Applied Science), computer information technology, deaf studies, criminal justice, education, nursing, automotive, welding, machining and graphic design. Many students study business, science and liberal arts in order to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.
Some degrees and many courses are available online. Cost to attend is very reasonable, averaging under $10K per year. Western Nevada College’s open enrollment policy, which means you are in most cases automatically accepted, allows many older students and career-changers to gain valuable credentials. Our research into students’ attitudes toward their time at Western Nevada revealed the majority (75%+) thought highly of the school and would recommend it. We recommend it too.
"It's a great school to start out at if you are unsure of what you'd like to major in. It's less expensive than a university and even if you do know what you'd like to major in, you can get your core classes done here and easily transfer elsewhere. The only problem is that it's not that great if you're looking for the whole college experience."