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.
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.
Community College of Southern Nevada
3200 E Cheyenne Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Male undergraduate population: 45%
Female undergraduate population: 55%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years