Colleges in Nevada

Colleges in Nevada

More than just the home of Las Vegas, there are 26 colleges in Nevada. A mix of public, private, and for-profit institutions, the Battle Born State is also home to a number of community colleges which can confer baccalaureate degrees. The colleges are clustered in the far south or upper north regions, where climates differ dramatically. The northern half of the state experiences long, cold winters, while the south’s are mild and short. The oldest college in the state is the University of Nevada in Reno, founded in 1874, and the same college claims the spot of “most selective,” as well. Tourism claims the top industry spot in the Silver State, but geothermal energy and gold mining are ranked highly, as well. The Las Vegas Strip and Bellagio are always prime locations for tourism, but the Great Basin National Park, Lake Tahoe, and the Hoover Dam are notable attractions, too.
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University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Originally founded as a small branch college, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a 4-year public university and an Hispanic-Serving and Minority-Serving institution. UNLV encompasses 16 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in...

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I learned more than I expected I would in my first year at UNLV. Not just from the courses I took but also the events held on campus. The Professors all were enthusiastic about the subjects they taught and applied what they were teaching to everyday...

” – Samantha from Henderson, NV
University of Nevada-Reno

Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is a 4-year public institution and the first university founded in the state. UNR encompasses 11 colleges offering bachelor’s and graduate degrees in more than 460 fields of study. Additionally, the...

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The facilities at UNR are staffed by intellegent people and the resources are pratically endless. The main library is huge! The professors are very passionate about their area of study; they are always willing to lend a hand or just talk.

” – Alyssa from Keizer, OR
College of Southern Nevada

The College of Southern Nevada is a 2-year institution that was founded in 1971. CSN has three main campuses, in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson, making it the state’s largest higher education institution. As a community college, CSN...

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The professor's differ among each other of course and have their own ways of teaching certain things but they are very good and well-educated. They are helpful and look to have each of their students succeed.

” – Kristyn from Henderson, NV

Established in 2002, Nevada State College is a public, 4-year institution located in the city of Henderson. The 511-acre, sustainable energy campus is home to over 50 major and minor programs in the fields of nursing, education, and the liberal arts...

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Nevada State College is a college that is very diverse. There is a good majority of non-traditional students, mixed with young and old students. Faculty and staff are helpful and can always find an answer to your questions.

” – Martha from Las Vegas, NV
Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada University is a private, 4-year institution established in Incline Village, Nevada. SNU’s scenic campus, located beside Lake Tahoe, features a number of facilities, such as the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, the Holman Arts &...

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This school is very small and therefore very hands on. They give you a well rounded education in business, entrepreneurship, and some arts and sciences,even though your major may not necessarily involve those subjects. They like to give a very broad...

” – Kayla from Burbank, CA

Truckee Meadows Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and four extension sites in Reno. TMCC is home to academic divisions in Liberal Arts, Sciences, Business & Social Sciences, and Technical Sciences. In addition to its...

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they are very helpful when it comes to helping with financial aid, picking classes, and academic advising. 
the teachers care enough to help when you ask, they try to be as flexible as they can.
the staff and student workers are great, nice and...

” – Nyisha from Sparks, NV
Great Basin College

Founded in 1967, Great Basin College is a public institution located in Elko, Nevada. Along with its traditional classes, the college also offers a wide variety of fully online degree programs. The campus of GBC, including its 20 satellite facilities...

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Great Basin College is the perfect transition college for people looking to go back to school or go to college for the first time.

” – Louden from Elko, NV

Western Nevada College is a 2-year community college with a main campus in the state capital of Carson City as well as four satellite campuses. In addition to associate degrees and certificates in over 25 areas of study, the college offers a bachelor...

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All but one of my professors was excellent. Of course that one professor was teaching the one class I really needed to excel in so I had to stay in her class. After a 6 week absence we were so behind we had to skip a chunk of the materials and the...

” – Jessica from Carson City, NV

Touro University Nevada is a private, graduate education institution established in Henderson and is a member of The Touro College and University System. The college offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs for students aiming to become...

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Great academic atmosphere. Top-notch professors and evidence-based learning/practice. Best choice of my life was to attend Touro.

” – John from Henderson, NV

Roseman University of Health Sciences is a medical training academy with three campuses in Nevada and Utah. Roseman is home to colleges of Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dental Medicine conferring bachelor’s and graduate degrees. All classes at...

Expertise Cosmetology Institute is a beauty school in Las Vegas and the first cosmetology academy founded and owned by African Americans. Expertise features five full-time cosmetology training programs in beauty subjects such as Nail Technology and...

The Wongu University of Oriental Medicine is a holistic medical school in the Las Vegas metro area and Nevada’s first and only school of Asian medical techniques. Wongu grants a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine featuring classes on acupuncture...

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