WNC Recognized as Nevada’s Most Friendly Transfer Institution

As an established two-year higher education institution, many students attend Western Nevada College to earn an associate degree before transferring to a university or four-year college.

WNC is providing that service to students at a high level, and it’s not going unnoticed.

Intelligent recently rated WNC as the Most Friendly Transfer institution in its assessment of the Best Colleges in Nevada.

“Our research found your institution to be Most Transfer Friendly,” Intelligent Communications Manager Jase Beard said. “This speaks to the amazing work that your faculty is doing and demonstrates to over 500,000 of our monthly visitors that your programs provide top-quality education that can help students achieve their career aspirations.”

After graduating from WNC, many students transfer to University of Nevada, Reno, which has increased degree and program partnerships with its neighbor to the south and heightened collaboration with WNC officials to make students more aware of credits that will transfer to the university.

“We really value the partnership we have with UNR and the benefits that this association provides our students,” said WNC President Dr. Vincent Solis. “Our priority is our students and we want to ease their transition from WNC to a four-year university or college so they can reach their higher education and professional goals.”

Intelligent is an online information source that helps students in their pre-college journey by ranking colleges and programs across the country using aggregated publicly available data. To ensure zero bias in its results, Intelligent provides this service without any advertising or affiliate relationships with schools.

Western Nevada College was listed among thousands of public institutions in the nation, and Intelligent’s comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Each university is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment.

The 2021 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system that includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third party evaluations. Intelligent analyzed 63 schools, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 24 making it to the final list. The methodology also uses an algorithm that collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university. To access the complete ranking, visit https://www.intelligent.com/best-colleges-in-nevada/.

The recognition from Intelligent is the latest in a series of honors for WNC. For the third straight year the college was included among the Best Value Colleges for 2020, recognizing Western among elite group of high quality, affordable higher institutions. Other 2020 honors for WNC included Nursing Process ranking the Nursing program as the best in the West, Get Educated rating WNC’s Associate of Arts degree program No. 8 in touting the top 81 most affordable online liberal arts associate degrees and University HQ ranking WNC as No. 15 among colleges and universities nationally in with the cheapest tuition and fees costs.


The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Board of Regents.