Churchill County is home to 5 elementary schools, 1 junior high schools, 1 high schools, 2 Parochial/Christian
schools, and 1 academy/charter school.* In Churchill County, the average teacher/student ratio is 21:01, the
drop out rate is 2.4%, the average class size is 22 and the 2006-07 graduation rate for Churchill County was
*U.S. Census 2000, **Nevada Annual Reports of Accountability
Churchill County School District provides educational services for 4,409 students in eight schools which are located in Fallon, Nevada.
Western Nevada Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves more than 6,000
students each semester within an 18,000-square-mile service area. One of four community colleges within the
University and Community College System of Nevada, it is accredited by the Northwest Association of
Schools and of Colleges and Universities. The college offers some 50 academic degrees and certificates in areas as diverse as engineering and construction technology, nursing, musical theatre, golf facilities management, geographic information
systems, criminal justice and graphic design. Students may also complete up to two years of many
baccalaureate degree programs, such as teacher preparation, for transfer to a university.
In response to industry needs, the college designs specialized training programs in machine tool, drafting,
electronics, computing and other occupational areas. Customization often includes providing specialized
instruction at the times and locations most convenient to employers, including on-site programs. Recent
training programs conducted for area businesses have included welding certification, math, English,
supervisory training, and computer applications.
Sierra Nevada College offers degree programs in more than 14 different fields, as well as offering continuing
education programs, an acclaimed summer arts program and numerous courses at satellite centers in
Nevada. The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools
and Colleges and is private, independent, accredited four-year liberal arts college located in Incline Village,
Nevada. Student-faculty ratio is 14:1. The Incline Village location has four undergraduate departments:
Science and Technology, Humanities and Social Science, Business Administration, and Fine Arts; and a fifth year
post-baccalaureate program in Teacher Education. The College also has degree completion programs in
Humanities (psychology concentration) in other Nevada sites including Fallon. The Teacher Education
Program is offered in Fallon and Las Vegas.
TMCC provides initial skills training in such areas as: welding, forklift operation and safety, database and word
processing, plus customized industry specific programs. TMCC's Technical Institute, Edison Campus houses
the Applied Industrial Technology programs and provides students with education and training in one or more
career-oriented programs. The Technical Institute also provides advanced training for employed and skilled
technicians and craftsmen.
U.S. News & World Report ranked UNR as one of America's best colleges and the Carnegie Foundation
ranks UNR in the highest research category with institutions like Stanford, Harvard, Cal-Berkley, and UCLA.
UNR provides a variety of programs including 70 bachelor's degrees, 70 master's programs, and 30 doctoral
specialties. The colleges include: Engineering, Business Administration, Logistics and School of Medicine.
UNR's Business Logistics Program is considered by the countries largest firms to be one of the top 10 in the
United States. They also have a fully accredited MBA program. Supported research funding has more than
tripled in the past 10 years to $87 million, which translates to a yearly economic impact in Nevada of nearly
$200 million. Researchers at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, with a $9 million grant from the
National Institutes of Health, are finding innovative ways to fight cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeats.