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Reno Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Reno Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Reno, Nevada

There are at least 9 colleges in Reno, listed and described below. These schools represent 29,012 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 20,432 full-time students, and a reported 2,094 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Nevada-Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College.

We also provide an extensive list of Nevada Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Reno is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.

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Milan Institute of Cosmetology


Reno, NV

Get hands-on training for a beauty industry career at the Milan Institute of Cosmetology.

  • Program Categories: Cosmetology
  • Degrees: Diploma

Nevada School of Massage Therapy


Las Vegas, NV

Prepare for a Career That You Will Love … in Massage Therapy!

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Reno Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Prater Way College of Beauty
4750 Longley Ln. Suite 209
Reno, NV 89502

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist, hair styling, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 165 students, 356 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Blvd
Reno, NV 89512-3999

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, general studies, physical science courses, registered nursing, business, commercial art, dental assistant, criminal justice and police
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 12,166 students, 7,009 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Colleges in Reno with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

University of Nevada-Reno

Reno, NV 89557

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, biology, general studies, journalism, registered nursing, criminology, English, elementary school teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 16,681 students, 13,067 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,094 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 460-580. Math: 470-590. Writing: 470-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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