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...

“…I have a love-hate relationship with UNLV as I pretty much do with anything. The good definitely outweighs the bad though. It's virtually impossible to sum up my experience at UNLV in only three sentences!” – Jenny from Las Vegas, 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...

“…The University of Nevada, Reno is an amazing school. It provides all the necessary amentities and activities to allow you to get the perfect college experience. I have made memories, friends, and educational acheivements that will last a lifetime. ” – Sara from Cameron Park, CA

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...

“…Your basic college, very affordable with great professors. Good for getting started, and I recommend using this as a starter college if you plan to transfer. Be patient with the registrar! ” – A Student from Nevada

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...

“…Nevada State College is an affordable, close-knit college. The student body is incredibly friendly. The staff is understanding and will take however much time is needed to answer whatever questions you may have.” – Martha from Las Vegas, NV

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

“…Sierra Nevada College has change my life in many ways. I love the college because its its a great place. I would tell other students about this college.” – Ethan from Whiteriver, AZ

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...

“…i have never been so impressed with a college and the variety of classes offered. the instructors are amazing and make every attempt to help you in any way possible. i have been to unr and i am so much happier at tmcc.” – Jacquelyn from Reno, 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...

“…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...

“…great school for graphic arts. small classes population one on one interaction really nice. price is right, about eighty dollars a unit, sweet. ” – Therese from Minden, 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...

“…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...

“…Expertise offers education on all hair types, which is not true for most Cosmetology schools. All concerns and questions are addressed immediately and professionally. I am very pleased with my decision and am very happy with the learning pace.” – Ladonna from Las Vegas, NV

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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