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UPDATE: For Friday, Feb. 15: WNC's Carson and Douglas Campuses are closed due to weather.

Mission and Themes

Mission Statement

Western Nevada College inspires success in our community through opportunities that cultivate creativity, intellectual growth and technological excellence, in an environment that nurtures individual potential and respects differences.

Institutional Themes

Student Success

  • Students graduate with a degree or certificate.
  • Students engage in the college experience.


Institutional Excellence

  • WNC is the educational institution of choice in western Nevada.
  • All academic programming is of the highest quality.
  • All support programs and services meet the needs of the WNC community.
  • WNC has an exemplary system of governance and management.
  • WNC strives for institutional sustainability.


One College Serving Many Communities

  • WNC promotes access to higher education in western Nevada.
  • WNC serves as a catalyst for personal and community enrichment.
  • WNC promotes community connections.