Nevada State College

Nevada State College

Nevada State College, NSC, is 4 year public college in Henderson, Nevada that was established in 2002 and sits on 509 acres. operating under the Nevada System of Higher Education, it offers baccalaureate degrees to students in diverse areas of study including business administration, history, nursing, and visual media among others. NSC offers education through the following schools:

  • School of Education
  • School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Nursing

The Nevada State College has a number of student clubs and organizations including Alpha Phi Omega, the History Honors Society, the Environmental Club, the Student Nurses' Association, and the Visual Media Club. The college mascot is a Scorpion.

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Contacting Nevada State

Nevada State College
1125 Nevada State Drive
Henderson , NV 89015
General Phone: (702) 992-2000

Nevada State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine98registered nursing
Education and Teaching32special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Business and Management16business management
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and administration
Therapy and Counseling7psychology
Liberal Arts7English, history
Medical Support and Technology5audiology and speech pathology
Mathematics5mathematics and statistics, systems science and theory
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree18714

Nevada State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Nevada State had a total enrollment of 2,196 students (1,580 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 74%
Part-Time 26%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 9%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 13%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 13%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 18%
20-21 11%
22-24 15%
25-29 15%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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


Nevada State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 39 %

Nevada State Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Henderson, 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.

Nevada State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Nevada State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,951
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,350
Books and supplies $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Nevada State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 4114300)

Nevada State Faculty

Nevada State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1610
Non-tenured and not on tenure track522

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*3$108,121

*: 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 year1*0*
Associate professoracademic year1*3$95,320
Assistant professoracademic year15$66,26110$66,048
Lectureracademic year5$45,13719$64,370
All faculty totalacademic year22$65,78832$67,796

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

Nevada State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Systems Science and Theory

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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