College Of Southern Nevada

College Of Southern Nevada

The College of Southern Nevada, CSN, is primarily a two-year college, situated in Clark County, Nevada. It was originally founded in 1971 as Clark County Community College and later became the Community College of Southern Nevada in 1991.

CSN comprises three main campuses in the Las Vegas area:

  • Charleston Campus
  • Cheyenne Campus
  • Henderson Campus

CSN forms a part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The College provides job training in over 70 career fields with more than 200 degree and technical programs.

The athletic team of the College is a member of the Scenic West Athletic Conference and a Division I member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. CSN also boasts the National Junior College 2003 World Series Champion men's baseball team.

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College of Southern Nevada
6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas , NV 89146-1164
General Phone: (702) 651-5000

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College of Southern Nevada Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts426English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, social services, anthropology, political science, sociology
Business and Management307business, business management, customer service management, accounting technology, managerial economics, banking, international business, sales and marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine200EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Education and Teaching156special ed, education of hearing impaired, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Hospitality104hospitality management, tourism and travel, hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Medical Support and Technology103dental assistant, dental hygienist, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science, ...
Science and Laboratory Technician89science tech
Security and Law Enforcement53corrections, criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, juvenile corrections, fire-fighting
Computer Science and Engineering52computer programming, data processing tech, information science, systems analyst, web design, computer networking, network management
Therapy and Counseling50psychology, physical therapist assistant
Engineering Technician38engineering technology, electronics tech, water quality and recycling tech, environmental engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Cooking and Culinary Arts34chef training
Mechanics and Repair23HVAC, automobile mechanics
Law23legal assistant
Music21music, music management
Design19interior design, graphic design
Construction Trades17power transmission, electrician, building inspector, construction manager, pipefitting
Media17communication studies, journalism, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Photography and Commercial Art16commercial photography
Medical Administration15medical records tech, medical office assistant
Science8biology, chemistry
Landscaping and Horticulture8ornamental horticulture
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8occupational therapist assistant, kinesiotherapy
Family and Social Work7child care provider
Office and Administration6administrative assistant
Art Studies5art studies
Transportation4commercial pilot and flight crew
Real Estate and Construction Management4real estate
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy
Production Trades3sheet metal tech, welding
Engineering2civil engineering

Number of programs and degrees for College of Southern Nevada in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years16441
Associate's degree1,66384
Bachelor's degree91

College of Southern Nevada Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of Southern Nevada had a total enrollment of 37,758 students (21,499 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 44%
Black 11%
Hispanic 21%
Asian 12%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 9%
20-21 15%
22-24 16%
25-29 17%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


College of Southern Nevada Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year

College of Southern Nevada Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Las Vegas, Nevada for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Nevada Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of Southern Nevada Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,920
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,629
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
College of Southern Nevada participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1036200)

College of Southern Nevada Faculty

College of Southern Nevada has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3239
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4340

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year9$91,8279$73,087
Instructorcalendar year0*3$56,729
No academic rankcalendar year5$94,1334$75,307
All faculty totalcalendar year14$92,65116$70,575

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year181$72,499124$72,449
Instructoracademic year40$51,63449$52,425
No academic rankacademic year27$60,02526$59,637
All faculty totalacademic year248$67,776199$65,845

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of Southern Nevada Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01919

College of Southern Nevada Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Customer Service Management
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Civil Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Ornamental Horticulture

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Juvenile Corrections

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, General

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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