Colleges in Nevada: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Nevada Colleges Summary

Nevada has a small number of colleges and adult education institutions, only 33 as of 2005, the 11th lowest total of any US state. Nonetheless, nearly 200,000 students attend these schools. People in Nevada don't appear to make much use of dorm rooms. Only 5.4% of students stay in dorms, and this is the lowest percentage of all US states.

Nevada is also one of only six states where less than one in ten of its post-secondary schools require SAT scores for admission. The average SAT score is also the seventh lowest in the country at just over 475. Almost nine out of ten of Nevada's students go to public schools, the seventh highest public enrollment percentage in the country, yet nearly 10% of Nevada's adult students go to for-profit schools (the eighth highest for-profit enrollment in the country). This is a consequence of having nearly no private not-for-profit schools.

The largest college in Nevada is the University of Nevada with more than 44,000 students and locations in Las Vegas and Reno. There is also an unusually large community college, the Community College of Southern Nevada with over 34,000 students. One other college in Nevada also has more than 10,000 students, and that is Truckee Meadows Community College.

The mailing address and web site address for the Nevada Department of Education is as follows:

700 East Fifth Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/

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Colleges and Universities in Nevada

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Academy of Hair Design Las Vegas Las Vegas 165   Yes
Carson City Beauty Academy Carson 99   Yes
College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas 37,758   Yes
Expertise Cosmetology Institute Las Vegas 32   Yes
Great Basin College Elko 3,216 120 Yes
Institute of Professional Careers Las Vegas 11   Yes
Nevada State College Henderson 2,196   No
Northwest Health Careers Las Vegas 162   Yes
Pima Medical Institute Las Vegas Las Vegas 820   Yes
Prater Way College of Beauty Reno 165   Yes
Sierra Nevada College Incline Village 833 311 No V: 440-560
M: 440-560
Truckee Meadows Community College Reno 12,166   Yes
University of Nevada Las Vegas Las Vegas 27,960 1,735 No V: 440-560
M: 450-580
University of Nevada Reno Reno 16,681 2,094 No V: 460-580
M: 470-590
W: 470-570
University of Southern Nevada Henderson 671   No
Western Nevada College Carson City 4,820   Yes
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