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.

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.[1] An unusual characteristic of the community colleges is that they award bachelor's degrees in recognition of the limited resources of the state.[2]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.

Public colleges and universities[edit]

Name Location Type Founded Enrollment[4] Website Notes
College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas Two year 1971 37,758 [5] Founded as Clark County Community College, later renamed the Community College of Southern Nevada.
Desert Research Institute Reno and Las Vegas Graduate 1959 440 [6] Degrees awarded through the University of Nevada and Reno.
Great Basin College Elko Two year 1967 3,436 [7] Founded as Elko Community College, it was later renamed Northern Nevada Community College.
Nevada State College Henderson Four year 2002 3,390 [8]
Truckee Meadows Community College Reno Two year 1971 11,849 [9] Split from Western Nevada College in 1979.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Paradise Four year 1957 28,515 [10]
University of Nevada, Reno Reno Four year 1874 21,353 [11]
Western Nevada College Carson City Two year 1971 4,820 [12] Formerly known as Western Nevada Community College.

Private, nonprofit colleges and universities[edit]

Name Location Type Founded Enrollment[4] Website Notes
National University Henderson Four year 1971 487 [13] California-based nonprofit providers of adult education. One of 28 locations in Western states.
Roseman University of Health Sciences Henderson Four year 2001 671 [14] 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.
Sierra Nevada College Incline Village Four year 1969 833 [15]
Touro University Nevada Henderson Graduate 2004 1,378 [16] Sister colleges are located in California and New York.
Wongu University of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Las Vegas Four year 2012 671 [17] 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[4] Website Notes
Brightwood College Las Vegas For-profit Two year 1990 475 [18] Formerly known as Heritage College and Kaplan College.
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]
Everest College Henderson For-profit Two year 1979 639 [23] Formerly known as Las Vegas College.
International Academy of Design and Technology Henderson For-profit Four year 1977 399 [24]
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas Las Vegas For-profit Two year 2003 757 [25]
Northwest Career College Las Vegas For-profit Two year 1997 321 [26]
Pima Medical Institute Paradise For-profit Two year 2003 820 [27]
The Art Institute of Las Vegas Henderson For-profit Four year 1983 1,043 [28]
University of Phoenix Las Vegas For-profit Four year 1976 3,169 [29]
University of Phoenix Reno For-profit Four year 1976 637 [29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NSHE Institutions". Nevada System of Higher Education. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Master Plan" (PDF). Nevada System of Higher Education. February 2, 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 27, 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ "UNLV History". University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 2007. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "College Navigator". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  5. ^ "College of Southern Nevada". College of Southern Nevada. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Desert Research Institute". Desert Research Institute. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Great Basin College". Great Basin College. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Nevada State College". Nevada State College. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Truckee Meadows Community College". Truckee Meadows Community College. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  10. ^ "University of Nevada, Las Vegas". University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  11. ^ "University of Nevada, Reno". University of Nevada, Reno. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Western Nevada College". Western Nevada College. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  13. ^ "National University". National University. Retrieved September 19, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Roseman University of Health Sciences". Roseman University of Health Sciences. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Sierra Nevada College". Sierra Nevada College. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Touro University Nevada". Touro University Nevada. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  17. ^ "Wongu University of Oriental Medicine". Wongu University of Oriental Medicine. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Brightwoord College". Brightwood College. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  19. ^ "Career College of Northern Nevada". Career College of Northern Nevada. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  20. ^ "DeVry University". DeVry University. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  21. ^ "Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences Henderson". Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences Las Vegas". Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Everest College". Everest College. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  24. ^ "International Academy of Design and Technology". International Academy of Design and Technology. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  25. ^ "Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas". Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  26. ^ "Northwest Career College". Northwest Career College. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Pima Medical Institute". Pima Medical Institute. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  28. ^ "The Art Institute of Las Vegas". The Art Institute of Las Vegas. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  29. ^ a b "University of Phoenix". University of Phoenix. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 

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