List of colleges and universities in Nevada

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This is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Nevada. The higher education system of Nevada is composed primarily of public two- and four-year institutions, private four-year institutions, and two- and four-year for-profit schools. The largest college in the state is the College of Southern Nevada with over 37,000 students and the smallest is privately run Morrison University with 134 students.[1][2]

The eight public institutions are under the control of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) (formerly the University and Community College System of Nevada "UCCSN") and are divided into comprehensive colleges and community colleges.[3] An unusual characteristic of the community colleges is that they award bachelor's degrees in recognition of the limited resources of the state.[4]

The oldest college in the state is the University of Nevada, Reno was founded in 1874 in Elko, Nevada as a political compromise and later became a Morrill Act Land Grant institution.[4] Following a period of inactivity, the college was re-founded in Reno, Nevada in 1886. In 1951 an extension campus was created in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1957 the extension became the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.[5] In 1971 the College of Southern Nevada was founded to serve the growing population of Nevada. The most recent public college is Nevada State College in Henderson, Nevada, which was founded in 2002.

The private colleges of Nevada are divided into non-profit and for-profit institutions, with several branches of national for-profit institutions such as the University of Phoenix and ITT Technical Institute.

Public colleges and universities[edit]

Name Location Type Founded Enrollment[1] Website Notes
College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas Two year 1971 37,758 [6] Founded as Clark County Community College, later renamed to the Community College of Southern Nevada.
Desert Research Institute Reno and Las Vegas Graduate 1959 440 [7] Degrees awarded through the University of Nevada and Reno
Great Basin College Elko Two year 1967 3,216 [8] Founded as Elko Community College, it was later renamed Northern Nevada Community College.
Nevada State College Henderson Four year 2002 2,196 [9]
Truckee Meadows Community College Reno Two year 1971 12,166 [10] Split from Western Nevada College in 1979.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Paradise Four year 1957 27,960 [11]
University of Nevada, Reno Reno Four year 1874 16,681 [12]
Western Nevada College Carson City Two year 1971 4,820 [13] Formerly known as Western Nevada Community College.

Private, nonprofit colleges and universities[edit]

Name Location Type Founded Enrollment[1] Website Notes
National University Henderson Four year 1971 487 [14] California-based nonprofit providers of adult education. One of 28 locations in Western states.
Sierra Nevada College Incline Village Four year 1969 833 [15]
Touro University Nevada Henderson Graduate 2004 1,300 [16] Sister colleges are located in New York and California.
Roseman University of Health Sciences Henderson Four year 2001 671 [17] Formerly known as Nevada College of Pharmacy, later changed to University of Southern Nevada. Most recent name change occurred in 2011 to reflect the university's large presence in Utah.
Wongu University of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Las Vegas Four year 2012 671 [18] A Las Vegas Oriental Medical University and Acupuncture School approved by the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine.

For-profit colleges and universities[edit]

Name Location Control Type Founded Enrollment[1] Website Notes
Career College of Northern Nevada Reno For-profit Two year 1984 303 [19]
DeVry University Henderson For-profit Four year 1931 176 [20]
Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences in Henderson Henderson For-profit Two year 1947 155 [21]
Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences in Las Vegas Las Vegas For-profit Two year 1947 200 [22]
International Academy of Design and Technology Henderson For-profit Four year 1977 399 [23]
ITT Technical Institute Henderson For-profit Two year 1946 769 [24]
Kaplan College Las Vegas For-profit Two year 1990 475 [25] Formerly known as Heritage College.[26]
Everest College Henderson For-profit Two year 1979 639 [27]
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas Las Vegas For-profit Two year 2003 757 [28]
Morrison University Reno For-profit Four year 1902 134[2] [29]
Pima Medical Institute Paradise For-profit Two year 2003 820 [30]
The Art Institute of Las Vegas Henderson For-profit Four year 1983 1,043 [31]
University of Phoenix Las Vegas For-profit Four year 1976 3,169 [32]
University of Phoenix Reno For-profit Four year 1976 637 [32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "College Navigator - Morrison University". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  3. ^ "NSHE Institutions". Nevada System of Higher Education. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  4. ^ a b "Master Plan" (PDF). Nevada System of Higher Education. 2005-02-01. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  5. ^ "UNLV History". University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  6. ^ "College of Southern Nevada". College of Southern Nevada. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  7. ^ "Desert Research Institute". Desert Research Institute. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  8. ^ "Great Basin College". Great Basin College. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  9. ^ "Nevada State College". Nevada State College. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  10. ^ "Truckee Meadows Community College". Truckee Meadows Community College. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  11. ^ "University of Nevada, Las Vegas". University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  12. ^ "University of Nevada, Reno". University of Nevada, Reno. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  13. ^ "Western Nevada College". Western Nevada College. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  14. ^ "National University". National University. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  15. ^ "Sierra Nevada College". Sierra Nevada College. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  16. ^ "Touro University Nevada". Touro University Nevada. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  17. ^ "University of Southern Nevada". University of Southern Nevada. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  18. ^ "Wongu University of Oriental Medicine". Wongu University of Oriental Medicine. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  19. ^ "Career College of Northern Nevada". Career College of Northern Nevada. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  20. ^ "DeVry University". DeVry University. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  21. ^ "Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences Henderson". lincolnedu.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  22. ^ "Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences Las Vegas". lincolnedu.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  23. ^ "International Academy of Design and Technology". International Academy of Design and Technology. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  24. ^ "ITT Technical Institute". ITT Technical Institute. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  25. ^ "Kaplan College". Kaplan College. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  26. ^ "About Heritage College". Kaplan Higher Education Corporation. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-01-16. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  27. ^ "Las Vegas College". Las Vegas College. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  28. ^ "Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas". Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  29. ^ "Morrison University". Morrison University. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  30. ^ "Pima Medical Institute". Pima Medical Institute. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  31. ^ "The Art Institute of Las Vegas". The Art Institute of Las Vegas. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  32. ^ a b "University of Phoenix". University of Phoenix. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 

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