Since its first classes were held on campus in 1957, UNLV has transformed itself from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution of more than 28,000 students and 3,100 faculty and staff. Along the way, the university has become an indispensable resource in one of the country’s fastest-growing and most enterprising cities, offering bachelors and advanced degrees across 14 major academic areas of study. More information.
Nevada has emerged as one of the nation’s top public universities — yet is still small enough for you to connect with people and professors who can put you on your path to success. Founded in 1874 as the Silver State’s first university, Nevada is a top-caliber, land-grant research university. With over 145 degree programs, Nevada is bound to act as a starting point for your career goals. From expertise in earth sciences to journalism, Nevada degrees open the door to unexpected opportunities. More information.
The Desert Research Institute conducts cutting-edge applied research in air, land, life, and water quality across Nevada, the United States and on every continent. With more than 500 employees and two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada, DRI generates $50 million in total annual revenue. Faculty members are non-tenured, entrepreneurial and responsible for their own salaries from external grants and contracts. More information.
The newest institution of higher learning in the state, Nevada State College is located in Henderson, NV and offers bachelors degrees in 24 majors and minors to more than 3,000 students. More information.
The College of Southern Nevada is the largest and most ethnically diverse higher education institution in Nevada. CSN has three main campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson, offering students more than 200 degree and certificate options in more than 120 areas of study. More information.
Great Basin College serves 3,800 students across a territory that covers 63,000 square miles, two time zones, and six of Nevada’s largest counties. The main campus in Elko is a comprehensive residential college is augmented by centers in Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, and Winnemucca as well as satellite facilities in over a dozen communities across northern Nevada. With industry support, GBC has developed 48 week accelerated Associate degree programs in five technical areas. More information.
Truckee Meadows Community College is the fastest growing college in northern Nevada, serving more than 13,000 each semester in programs leading to associate degrees and certificates in more than 35 academic and occupational areas. The college offers classes at more than 40 sites countywide in addition to its main campus in the hills above Reno. More information.
Western Nevada College is a comprehensive community college that serves more than 5,000 students each year across 18,000 square miles. The college offers a diverse curriculum and multiple degrees through its campuses in Carson City, Fallon and Minden/Gardnerville, as well as through a distance education program. More information.
WGU Nevada is an online, nonprofit, competency-based university established to expand Nevadans’ access to higher education throughout the state. Formed through a partnership between the state of Nevada and nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Nevada is open to all qualified Nevada residents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the high-demand career fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teacher’s College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*. More information.
There are additional financial resources offered by State of Nevada and the federal government.
Nevada is rich in higher education opportunities for every stage of life and academic field of study.