Community College of Southern Nevada

North Las Vegas, NV
Community College of Southern Nevada

Brief Description

As a primarily two-year public community college in the Nevada System of Higher Education, the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is the largest public postsecondary institution in the state enrolling more than 11,500 full-time students and 31,850 part-time students annually. Along with the three main urban campuses of Charleston, Cheyenne, and Henderson in the Las Vegas Valley, there are outreach educational centers in Moapa Valley, Mesquite, Green Valley, Summerlin, Sahara West, and Nellis Air Force Base. Since being first founded in 1971 as the Clark County Community College by the Board of Regents, the school has undergone a series of name changes to become the Community College of Southern Nevada in 1991 and the College of Southern Nevada in 2007.

The College of Southern Nevada has been regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) since 1975 to award students an Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Business, Associate of General Studies, Associate of Science, and Certificate of Achievement. CSN offers students more than 200 degree and certificate options for more than 120 distinct areas of interest, including a unique four-year bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene. The CSN Online Campus also offers a pathway for students to achieve over 30 certificates or degrees fully online without having to physically appear on campus. Each year, the School of Health Sciences consistently graduates the largest number of nurses in the state of Nevada.

Serving half of the state's minority population and more than 700 international students from 60-plus countries around the world, the College of Southern Nevada is distinguished as having the most diverse student body in Nevada. Despite coming from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds, students are encouraged to get involved on campus through the more than 50 organizations to choose from. In particular, CSN is home to a renowned chapter of the single largest honor society in American higher community college education, Phi Theta Kappa.

Nicknamed the Coyotes, the College of Southern Nevada has two athletics programs, men's baseball and women's softball, which compete in Division I of the Scenic West Conference of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). As the first intercollegiate athletics program to be offered at CSN in 2000, the Coyotes baseball team has already made a name for itself at William R. Morse Stadium with six conference championships under their belt. The team has also produced notable athlete alumni, including MLB outfielder Bryce Harper, pitcher Mike Dunn, and shortstop Sean Kazmar.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 29905

Total institution enrollment: 29905

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

Community College of Southern Nevada
3200 E Cheyenne Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89030


(702) 651-4000


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 45%

Female undergraduate population: 55%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years

Accounting Technician
Architectural Drafting
Arts And Design
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Banking And Financial Support Services
Business General
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Civil / Structural Drafting
Commercial Photography
Communications General
Corrections / Correctional Administration
Criminal Justice And Corrections Other
Criminal Justice General
Data Processing Technology / Technician
Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technician
Drafting Other
Education Of The Deaf And Hearing Impair
Electrical / Electronic Engineering Technology
Electrical Electronic / Communications Engineer
Emergency Medical Technology / Technician
Engineering Technology / Technician General
English Language And Literature General
Environmental And Pollution Control Technician
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
Fire Science / Firefighting
General Retailing / Wholesaling Operations
General Studies
Graphic And Printing Equipment Operator
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Health And Medical Laboratory Technologies
Heating And Refrigeration
Hospitality Administration / Management
Hotel / Motel And Restaurant Management
Information Sciences And Systems
Institutional Food Services Administration
Landscaping Operations And Management
Law Enforcement / Police Science
Liberal Arts And Sciences / General Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies
Medical Assistant
Medical Records Technology / Technician
Mental Health Services Other
Nursery Operations And Management
Nursing Rn Training
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ornamental Horticulture Operations And Management
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
Pharmacy Technician / Assistant
Physical Sciences General
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapy General
Plumber And Pipefitter
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Psychology General
Real Estate
Respiratory Therapy Technician
Security And Loss Prevention Services
Sheet Metal Worker
Social Sciences General
Travel And Tourism
Water Quality And Wastewater Treatment
Welder / Welding Technologist