Colleges in Nevada

Universities and colleges in Nevada are governed by an elected Board of Regents. Each member is elected to serve a six - year term. The 13 elected Regents approve budgets for all Nevada schools of higher education and set the policies for all Nevada colleges. Eight meetings are held each year in addition to committee meetings. Meetings are rotated throughout the different schools in Nevada.

The Nevada System of Higher Education(NSHE)was formerly known as the University and Community College System of Nevada. It was established in 1968 to govern all state-supported colleges in Nebraska. The system is comprised of one state college, four community colleges, two research universities that grant doctorals and one research institute. The state hosts five non-profit private institutes and 12 for-profit private institutes.

Five of Nevada's top colleges and universities are the University of Nevada, Nevada State College, Great Basin College, Everest College, and the College of Southern Nevada.

The University of Nevada was established in 1957 in Las Vegas. It is a popular school for engineering, hospitality and English programs. The university's College for Liberal Arts and Science and College of Business and Fine Arts are accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities.

Nevada State College in Henderson was founded in 2002. It includes a School of Education, School of Nursing, a School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a Bachelor of Applied Sciences and more.

Great Basin College has campuses located in Battle Mountain, Elko, Ely, Pahrump and Winnemucca. This state-of-the-art college highlights the newest high-tech instructional methods. Nevada residents can earn an Associate's degree or a Bachelor's degree on these campuses. It also offers certain certification programs.

Everest College has several locations and is one of the best Nevada colleges. Financial aid is offered for all who qualify. Additional services include a resource center with internet access, tutoring and internships. Some of the programs of study are business administration, paralegal, accounting and criminal justice.

Clark County's College of Southern Nevada is one the largest colleges in Nevada. It offers both a two-year or four-year degree program and a program in Dental Hygiene. This college offers job training in over 75 fields and 200 degree and technical courses.

Economy

In 2010, the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimated the state of Nevada's gross national product (GNP) at $126 billion. In 2009, personal per capita income was $38,578 and ranked 19th nationally.

The economy of the state has been tied to what is termed "vice industries" for many years such as easy divorces, prizefighting and gambling. However, Nevada was founded on the mining industry.

The state is filled with resort areas such as Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno and Laughlin that attract visitors and gamblers from all over the states and around the world. In 2008, a total of 266 casinos took in $12 billion in gaming revenue. Non-gaming revenue was around $13 billion.

Agriculture plays a role in the state's economy. Outputs include cattle, alfalfa, hay, dairy products, potatoes and onions. Industries in the state include tourism, machinery, mining, printing and publishing, electrical equipment and food processing.

Gold is by far the most important and valuable mining output with $2.84 billion worth mined in 2004. Silver is the second most valuable mining output at $69 million mined in the same year. Other minerals mined include copper, gypsum, diatomite, aggregates and lithium.

The hospitality industry continues to thrive in Nevada. It has more hotel rooms per capita than any other state. This industry will continue to produce jobs and support the economy of the state.

Found 76 Post-Secondary Schools In Nevada


Title City State Type Enrollment
A - 1 Truck Driving Training Boulder City NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Abc Real Estate School Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Academy of Dog Grooming Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Academy of Hair Design Las Vegas NV 2-year private, for-profit 97
Academy of Medical and Business Careers Las Vegas NV 2-year private, for-profit 749
Academy of Medical and Business Careers Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit 39
Academy of Professional Cocktail Server and Brtdrs Las Vegas NV No Data
Aerleon North Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
American Academy of Hypnosis Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
American Locksmith Institute of Nevada Henderson NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
American Real Estate School Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Art Institute of Las Vegas Henderson NV 4-year private, for-profit 154
Career Advantage Training Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Career Choices Reno NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Career College of Northern Nevada Reno NV 2-year private, for-profit 241
Carson City Beauty Academy Carson NV 2-year private, for-profit 51
Casino Gaming School Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Cet - Reno Reno NV Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 48
Community College of Southern Nevada North Las Vegas NV 2-year public 29905
Computer Intellect Training Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Dahan Institute of Massage Studies Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit 152
Douglas Business Institute Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Eagle Aviation Inc North Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Electronic Technology Institute Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Great Basin College Elko NV 4-year public 2978
Hearts and Flowers Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Heritage College Las Vegas NV 2-year private, for-profit 253
International School of Dog Grooming Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
ITT Technical Institute Henderson NV 2-year private, for-profit 417
John Brown Aircraft Flight School Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Join Reno NV Less than 2-year public No Data
Key Realty Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Las Vegas College Henderson NV 2-year private, for-profit 429
Las Vegas School of Dealing Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Maintenance Training School Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year public No Data
Marinello School of Beauty Las Vegas NV 2-year private, for-profit 93
Mercy Medical Services Training Center Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Morrison University Reno NV 4-year private, for-profit 104
National Academy of Casino Dealers Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
National Bartending School Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Nevada Career Institute Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit 178
Nevada Dog Grooming School Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Nevada Institute of Business Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Nevada Institute of Technology Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit 32
Nevada School of Insurance - Las Vegas Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Nevada School of Insurance and Real Estate Inc Reno NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Northern Nevada Beauty Academy Reno NV 2-year private, for-profit 99
Northern Nevada Real Estate School Reno NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Personalized Casino Instruction Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pioneer School of Real Estate Carson City NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Prater Way College of Beauty Sparks NV 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Prestige Travel School Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Productivity Point International Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Quality Air Conditioning Service Training Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Ralston School of Massage at Washoe Medical Center Reno NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Real Estate Academy Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Real Estate School of Nevada Incorporated Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Red Rock Floral Design School Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Reno Professional Bartending School Reno NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Reno Tahoe Job Training Academy Reno NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Rollers Institute of Cosmetology Las Vegas NV 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Sierra Nevada College Incline Village NV 4-year private, not-for-profit 586
Southern Nevada School of Real Estate Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Southern Nevada University of Cosmetology Las Vegas NV 2-year private, for-profit 196
Truckee Meadows Community College Reno NV 2-year public 9930
University and Community College Sys of Nv - Sys Off Reno NV Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas NV 4-year public 22041
University of Nevada - Reno Reno NV 4-year public 13149
University of Phoenix - Las Vegas Campus Las Vegas NV 4-year private, for-profit 1840
Unlimited Horizons School of Travel Reno NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Vegas Career School Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Western Business Academy Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Western Nevada Community College Carson City NV 2-year public 5117
Western Truck School Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Western Truck School Reno NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
World Travel Institute Las Vegas NV Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/