Many view Las Vegas as the entertainment capital of the world, but the city is much more than just the Vegas Strip. Though the city's hospitality, tourism, and construction industries are booming, this big city is actually relatively small in terms of residents, affording students the opportunity to make connections and network more efficiently. There has also been an influx of tech-related jobs in the drone and green energy industries which can provide a bright future to graduates. Almost two dozen colleges in Las Vegas can help students pursue higher education.
The College of Southern Nevada is Las Vegas' only community college, but as with all community colleges in the state, it does offer a number of bachelor's degree programs to compensate for Nevada's limited four-year offerings. Popular associate degree programs at CSN are business administration, nursing assistant, chemical technician, and liberal arts. However, students in the school's bachelor's degree programs lean more towards the healthcare sector.
One of the universities in Las Vegas is unsurprisingly named the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. UNLV is home of the Rebels — both the moniker of their Division I athletics teams and possibly a description of their student body as well. The university prides itself on being different, daring, and diverse, and encourages the same bold attributes in its students as they pursue their degrees. Among the most common programs studied at UNLV include marketing, psychology, law enforcement, social sciences, and health professions. When undergrads aren't studying, they can be found cheering on the school's football and men's basketball teams.
The Desert Research Institute operates a campus in Las Vegas for those seeking higher degrees in atmospheric or hydrologic sciences. The institute seeks to serve society as a whole and resolve pressing environmental problems through applied science and collaborative research.
To see more higher education opportunities in the state, view the list of Nevada colleges.
|School||Total Enrollment||Institution Level||Avg In-State Tuition||Programs Offered|
|College of Southern Nevada||33,556||Four or more years||2,745||194|
|University of Nevada-Las Vegas||29,702||Four or more years||6,517||232|
|Nevada Career Institute||102||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||6|
|Expertise Cosmetology Institute||161||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||4|
|Northwest Career College||489||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||5|
|Institute of Professional Careers||6||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||1|
|Casal Institute of Nevada||177||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||2|
|Carrington College-Las Vegas||352||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||7|
|European Massage Therapy School-Las Vegas||77||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||1|
|Advanced Training Institute||442||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||4|
|Paul Mitchell the School-Las Vegas||336||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||1|
|Utah College of Massage Therapy-Vegas||340||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||2|
|Milan Institute-Las Vegas||366||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||6|
|Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Las Vegas||256||At least 2 but less than 4 years||16,520||1|
|Healthcare Preparatory Institute||5||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||4|