Best Colleges in Nevada

Strike Gold in the Silver State

Entertainment capital, U.S.A.

In the southwestern state of Nevada, hospitality and entertainment reign supreme. Home to sequin-studded Las Vegas and casino-charged Reno, Nevada is nestled in the Great Basin and Mojave Desert. Nevada has 12 public and private colleges and universities and almost 15 for-profit institutions in Las Vegas, Reno, Henderson, Paradise, and more.* Interested in hospitality & tourism, legal services, or nursing? Much of the state’s economy is linked to tourism and entertainment, which makes sense in a state that has 15 of the 25 world’s largest hotel rooms and countless casinos, shopping centers, event venues, and restaurants. Billions of dollars pour into the state through tourism and gaming each year, so business degree holders will always be highly sought after.

Now we know if you’re anywhere near Vegas, you’re going to have trouble focusing on studies. But if you’re anywhere outside Sin City, you’ll have different kinds of distractions. Nevada has gorgeous desert landscapes for photography junkies and plenty of opportunities to lounge poolside. Lake Mead, the Colorado River and Lake Tahoe (among others) offer watersports and scenic views, while Nevada’s 172 mountain summits of at least 2,000 feet make it the most mountainous state in the country by measure.* Whether you hit the slopes or hit the casinos, it’s easy to strike gold in Nevada.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia, “List of colleges and universities in Nevada”

Best Four Year Universities in Nevada

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Nevada-Reno Reno, NV

University of Nevada-Reno offers 186 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 4,368 students graduated with students earning 3,486 Bachelor's degrees, 673 Master's degrees, 183 Doctoral degrees, and 26 Certificates degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
2 University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

University of Nevada-Las Vegas offers 276 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 5,417 students graduated with students earning 3,906 Bachelor's degrees, 1,075 Master's degrees, 392 Doctoral degrees, and 44 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
3 Sierra Nevada College Incline Village, NV

Sierra Nevada College offers 34 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 329 students graduated with students earning 166 Master's degrees, and 163 Bachelor's degrees.

4 Nevada State College Henderson, NV

Nevada State College offers 30 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a large city. In 2015, 419 students graduated with students earning 419 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 Western Nevada College Carson City, NV

Western Nevada College offers 72 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a small city. In 2015, 1,103 students graduated with students earning 575 Certificates degrees, 526 Associate's degrees, and 2 Bachelor's degrees.

6 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV

College of Southern Nevada offers 203 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 5,925 students graduated with students earning 2,965 Certificates degrees, 2,928 Associate's degrees, and 32 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
7 Great Basin College Elko, NV

Great Basin College offers 79 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 1,044 students graduated with students earning 676 Certificates degrees, 303 Associate's degrees, and 65 Bachelor's degrees.

8 University of Phoenix-Nevada Las Vegas, NV

University of Phoenix-Nevada offers 35 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 666 students graduated with students earning 507 Bachelor's degrees, and 159 Master's degrees.

9 Roseman University of Health Sciences Henderson, NV

Roseman University of Health Sciences offers 5 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 517 students graduated with students earning 323 Doctoral degrees, 140 Bachelor's degrees, 43 Master's degrees, and 11 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Touro University Nevada Henderson, NV

Touro University Nevada offers 14 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 726 students graduated with students earning 486 Doctoral degrees, 231 Master's degrees, and 9 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Nevada

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, NV

Truckee Meadows Community College offers 141 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 3,305 students graduated with students earning 2,105 Certificates degrees, and 1,200 Associate's degrees.

2 Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas offers 17 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 757 students graduated with students earning 567 Certificates degrees, and 190 Associate's degrees.

3 Northwest Career College Las Vegas, NV

Northwest Career College offers 7 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 237 students graduated with students earning 236 Certificates degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

4 Career College of Northern Nevada Sparks, NV

Career College of Northern Nevada offers 9 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 433 students graduated with students earning 244 Certificates degrees, and 189 Associate's degrees.

5 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Las Vegas offers 4 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large city. In 2015, 138 students graduated with students earning 96 Associate's degrees, and 42 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Nevada-Reno University of Nevada-Reno Reno, NV
2/5
21 : 1 20,898
University of Nevada-Las Vegas University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
2/5
25 : 1 28,600
Sierra Nevada College Sierra Nevada College Incline Village, NV
5/5
13 : 1 1,044
Nevada State College Nevada State College Henderson, NV
2/5
29 : 1 3,534
Truckee Meadows Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, NV
2/5
40 : 1 11,085
Western Nevada College Western Nevada College Carson City, NV
2/5
34 : 1 3,839
College of Southern Nevada College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
2/5
42 : 1 33,313
Great Basin College Great Basin College Elko, NV
2/5
30 : 1 3,149
Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV 29 : 1 894
University Logo Academy of Hair Design-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV 5 : 1 48
Casal Institute of Nevada Casal Institute of Nevada Las Vegas, NV 13 : 1 181
University Logo International Academy of Style Reno, NV 12 : 1 91
Northwest Career College Northwest Career College Las Vegas, NV 25 : 1 321
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV 26 : 1 285
University Logo Utah College of Massage Therapy-Vegas Las Vegas, NV 53 : 1 370
University Logo Healthcare Preparatory Institute Las Vegas, NV 3 : 1 9
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Reno Reno, NV 27 : 1 185
Career College of Northern Nevada Career College of Northern Nevada Sparks, NV 12 : 1 541
Nevada Career Institute Nevada Career Institute Las Vegas, NV 34 : 1 204
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Las Vegas Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
3/5
29 : 1 541
University Logo Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Green Valley Henderson, NV 18 : 1 155
Milan Institute-Sparks Milan Institute-Sparks Sparks, NV 20 : 1 327
University Logo Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin Las Vegas, NV 33 : 1 257
University Logo University of Phoenix-Nevada Las Vegas, NV
3/5
22 : 1 1,396
Roseman University of Health Sciences Roseman University of Health Sciences Henderson, NV 10 : 1 1,447

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