Nevada Colleges and Universities


Nevada Colleges for Two-Year Associate Degrees

The Nevada Systems of Higher Education (NSHE) has four two-year public community colleges. These schools offer low tuition, substantial career preparation, and the chance to combine part-time work with education. Students can earn certificates or associate degrees. A few select bachelor’s degree programs are also offered at these institutions. These institutions may also offer dual credit programs for high school students to simultaneously earn college credit while still in high school.

CSN LogoCollege of Southern Nevada
Henderson Campus: (702)651-3000
North Las Vegas: (702)651-4000
Charleston Campus: 702-651-5000
Location: Las Vegas and Henderson

With three campuses across Southern Nevada, the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), with more than 43,000 students, has become the largest and most ethnically diverse college in Nevada. CSN offers over 160 degrees and certificates in more than 70 academic programs with 23 degrees and certificates available entirely online. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 27-to-1 CSN ensures you will get the most out of your education.

GBC LogoGreat Basin College
Phone: (775) 738-8493
Location: Elko

Great Basin College takes pride in delivering associate and bachelor degrees throughout rural Nevada. Its service area covers 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest rural counties. The main campus in Elko is a comprehensive residential college. College centers are also located in Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, and Winnemucca. There are dozens of satellite facilities and the Internet campus has grown rapidly. Great Basin College is currently serving over 3800 students.

TMCC LogoTruckee Meadows Community College
Phone: (775) 673-7111
Location: Reno

Truckee Meadows Community College is continually growing and finding new ways to prepare students for the real world. Offering academic and university transfer, occupational training, career enhancement workshops and classes just for fun, TMCC serves over 25,000 each year at five educational sites and more than 20 community locations. TMCC offers programs over 130 leading to associate degrees and certificates in more than 50 academic and occupational areas. They also offer two bachelor of applied science programs.

WNC LogoWestern Nevada College
Phone: (775) 445-3000
Location: Carson City

Since 1971, Western Nevada College has helped students prepare for careers, earn a college degree, and get started on the road to success. WNC offers high quality and affordable college education, in a caring environment that respects the individual. WNC offers several associate degree and certificate programs as well as a bachelor of applied science in construction management. The main campus is in Carson City but WNC reaches out to everyone with campuses also in Fallon, and Douglas/Minden, as well as learning centers in Fernley and Yerington. Together with their online course offerings, WNC serves over 5000 students.

Nevada’s State College and Universities

Nevada has two public four-year universities and one state college. Four-year institutions usually offer two years of general education in core courses such as English, Math and Science, after which students spend the next two years specializing in courses related to a major field of study. There are also a few regionally accredited private institutions as well.

NSC LogoNevada State College
Phone: (702) 992-2000
Location: Henderson

Nevada State College is a comprehensive college with a commitment to educating students for success in the real world. At NSC, you’ll build a career, not just a job—and you’ll prepare to take charge of your future. Nevada State College was founded in 2002 and since that time has grown to over more than 3500 students. The College’s main campus is located in Henderson, Nevada, just 15 miles from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. NSC offers more than 35 majors and minors leading to the bachelor’s degree.

UNLV LogoUniversity Of Nevada, Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 774-UNLV (8658)
Location: Las Vegas

Since its first classes were held on campus in 1957, UNLV has transformed itself from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution of more than 30,000 students and 3,100 faculty and staff. Along the way, the urban university has become an indispensable resource in one of the country’s fastest-growing and most enterprising cities. With more than 390 academic degree programs to choose from, UNLV provides the foundation to set you on your path to your future.

UNR logoUniversity Of Nevada, Reno
Phone: (775) 784-1110
Location: Reno

Unexpected opportunity. That’s what you’ll find at the University of Nevada, Reno. Founded in 1874 as the Silver State’s first university, Nevada is a Tier 1, land-grant research university committed to serving the common good of the state and the world. Nestled at the intersection of the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada, the 21,000-student campus offers more than 145 competitive degree programs and paradigm-shifting research in a world-class setting.

For information on the admissions requirements for Nevada’s colleges and universities, see our College Requirements page.

WGU LogoWestern Governor’s University, Nevada
Phone: (877) 214-7005
Location: Online

WGU Nevada was established by the state of Nevada in partnership with Western Governors University, designed to serve the needs of Nevada citizens. Established in 2015, WGU Nevada’s accredited online programs allow students to earn their degree on their own schedule with flexible, competency-based coursework. WGU Nevada offers more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in high-demand career fields, including health, business, education, and information technology. WGU now serves more than 3,000 students in Nevada, and has awarded degrees to more than 2,300 Nevadans.