As a state-supported institution, Western Nevada College receives much of its financial support from a two-year (a biennium) state legislative appropriation. The sources of funds for the college’s primary appropriation are the state’s general fund, special projects funds, student registration fees, non-resident tuition, miscellaneous fees, and operating cash investment income.
The primary appropriation provides funding for the basic functions of the college including the costs associated with instruction, academic support (library and computing), student services, institutional support (president, finance, personnel, information, institutional research, development, campus security, environmental, health and safety), physical plant, and scholarships. The State budget operating document published by NSHE chancellor’s office can be found at the WNC library.
State Funded Approved Budgets by Year