The new formula for dividing up state money among Nevada's college campuses would have cost Western Nevada College more than 30 percent of its already bare bones budget.
That's some $4.5 million out of $15 million in state funding.
Great Basin College also was hit by the changes adopted by a study committee Wednesday.
But WNC President Carol Lucey says a deal cut with the governor's office and southern campus presidents will spare the two small colleges most of that damage.
Under the so-called mitigation plan, the state will provide an additional $5 million each of the next two years, …