6 Most Popular Colleges in Nevada

6 Most Popular Colleges in Nevada

It’s not just for Spring Break anymore — Nevada is also a great place to get your degree.

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The College of Southern Nevada has 30 degree and certificate programs which can be completely entirely online.

When you hear the word “Nevada,” it’s likely that Las Vegas is the first thing that comes to mind. Besides the casinos and live entertainment on the famous Strip, however, are plenty of great colleges and universities. Nevada is one of the up-and-coming destinations for higher learning — find out why (and how much it’ll cost to attend school here) in this article.

6. Great Basin College

Type of College: Community college

Enrollment: 3,216

Cost: $1,772 (in-state), $7,028 (out-of-state)

Best Programs: Business, applied sciences and technology

Fun Fact: Over 90 percent of Great Basin College’s graduates from the accelerated technical associate degree programs are employed within a year of graduation.

5. Western Nevada College

Type of College: Community college

Enrollment: 4,820

Cost: $1,763 (in-state), $7,148 (out-of-state)

Best Programs: Accounting, information technology and nursing

Fun Fact: Western Nevada College offers numerous courses online. They also have a free Online Learning Readiness Quiz that students can take to help them decide whether online learning is right for them.

4. Truckee Meadows Community College

Type of College: Community college

Enrollment: 12,166

Cost: $1,763 (in-state), $7,148 (out-of-state)

Best Programs: Business and entrepreneurship and health-related professions

Fun Fact: Veterans Upward Bound is Truckee Meadows Community College’s free educational program for veterans. It includes counseling services, classes for math and English skills improvement, academic tutoring and more.

3. University of Nevada, Reno

Type of College: Pubic university

Enrollment: 14,820

Cost: $6,248 (in-state), $19,844 (out-of-state)

Best Programs: Social sciences, business, management, marketing and related support services – 28% of students are enrolled in one of these programs.

Fun Fact: The University of Nevada, Reno specializes in earthquake research and has one of the largest earthquake-simulation labs in the country.

2. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Type of College: Public university

Enrollment: 22,138

Cost: $6,585 (in-state), $20,495 (out-of-state)

Best Programs: Hospitality administration/management, business, management, marketing and related support services — 35 percent of students are enrolled in one of these programs.

Fun Fact: Famous alumni of University of Nevada, Las Vegas include Food Network personality Guy Fieri and ESPN broadcaster Kenny Mayne.

1. College of Southern Nevada

Type of College: Community college

Enrollment: 37,758

Cost: $1,763 (in-state), $7,313 (out-of-state)

Best Programs: Business management and computer and information technology

Fun Fact: The College of Southern Nevada has 30 degree and certificate programs which can be completely entirely online.

Quick Facts

  • The College of Southern Nevada is the most ethnically diverse college in the state.
  • George Maloof (owner/CEO of The Palms Casino Resort) and Scott Sibella (President of Mirage Hotel & Casino) are graduates of The University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • There are numerous Nevada scholarships opportunities available online.

Stats source: CollegeStats and U.S. News and World Report.

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