Nevada

Nevada is one of the most expansive states in the U.S., but, given that much of the land is largely uninhabited desert, it is also one of the least populous and least densely populated. The state’s higher education options are also limited compared to other states, with exactly 10 private, public and community colleges and universities found mostly in Las Vegas, Reno, and Henderson. The Nevada System of Higher Education (NHSE) oversees these institutions, with an elected Board of Regents setting educational policies and approving budgets for the state’s public system of higher education. Some of the board’s initiatives include promoting cultural and ethnic diversity throughout the system; helping nontraditional students complete their degrees; ensuring cost savings and efficiency across college and university facilities; examining how the state’s four community colleges can continue to meet increasing student demand; and providing materials for students, parents, and school administrators on the college admissions process.

Nevada is also one of 15 states in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), which works to boost access to higher education for students in the West and ensure their success. Through this participation, Nevada students have saved $72 million since 1988 through the commission’s Student Exchange Program. The state has also focused its efforts on increasing completion rates for adults with prior college credit, worked to accelerate the adoption of technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education, and participated in WICHE policy initiatives related to distance education, workforce development, and behavioral health.

College of Southern Nevada

http://www.csn.edu
6375 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 651-5610
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Great Basin College

http://www.gbcnv.edu
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-8493
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

The Art Institute of Las Vegas

http://www.artinstitutes.edu
2350 Corporate Circle
Henderson, NV 89074
(800) 833-2678
Accrediting Agency:
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

The International Academy of Design & Technology – Las Vegas

http://www.iadtvegas.com
2495 Village View Drive
Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 990-0150
Accrediting Agency:
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Touro University Nevada

http://www.tun.touro.edu/
874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 777-8687

Truckee Meadows Community College

http://www.tmcc.edu
7000 Dandini Blvd.
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 673-7042
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Nevada – Las Vegas

http://go.unlv.edu/
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
(702) 774-8658
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Nevada – Reno

http://www.unr.edu/
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-1110
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Western Nevada College

http://www.wnc.edu
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 445-3277
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

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