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Colleges in Nevada

25 colleges
27,130 yearly degrees
$3,012 average yearly in-state tuition
$27,028 average 4-year student loan

While there are fewer options to choose from in this state, all that matters is you find the college that is the right fit for you! Nevada colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $3,012, while students attending out-of-state may pay something more like $5,694.

About 57% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,757.

The list below includes some of the biggest schools in the state ranked in order of popularity:

#1

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
Public public vs private
5,660 yearly awards
$10,555 net cost

There are approximately 30,471 students at UNLV in total, 18,958 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UNLV undergraduate about 5 years to complete their degree.

81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly, 34% of students at UNLV take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $5,345. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $45,000.

#2

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
Public public vs private
5,000 yearly awards
$6,918 net cost

The total student population at College of Southern Nevada is 33,914, of which 9,150 students are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $3,604. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from CSN earns $32,300.

Public public vs private
4,980 yearly awards
$14,505 net cost

There are 15,572 full-time undergraduates at UNR, and 21,657 students altogether. It takes the average UNR undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

40% of UNR students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,506. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

$47,000 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from UNR earns.

Public public vs private
2,510 yearly awards
$7,190 net cost

There are 2,816 full-time undergraduates at Truckee Meadows Community College, and 10,720 students altogether.

5% of Truckee Meadows Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $4,064. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Truckee Meadows Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,900 after graduation.

#5

Western Nevada College

Carson City, Nevada
Public public vs private
950 yearly awards
$10,454 net cost

There are approximately 3,642 students at WNC in total, 1,325 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $4,821. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from WNC is $30,500.

#6

Great Basin College

Elko, Nevada
Public public vs private
850 yearly awards
$10,520 net cost

The total student population at Great Basin College is 3,244, of which 826 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Great Basin College. The freshman retention rate is 76%.

Roughly, 6% of students at Great Basin College take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,561. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Great Basin College is $31,300.

Private not-for-profit public vs private
710 yearly awards
$ net cost

There are 505 full-time undergraduates at Southern Nevada Educational Services Roseman University of Health Sciences, and 1,580 students altogether. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly, % of students at Southern Nevada Educational Services Roseman University of Health Sciences take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $. Southern Nevada Educational Services Roseman University of Health Sciences has a 0.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate for Southern Nevada Educational Services Roseman University of Health Sciences with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $0 after graduation.

#8

Nevada State College

Henderson, Nevada
Public public vs private
580 yearly awards
$12,948 net cost

The total student population at Nevada State College is 4,216, of which 1,708 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average NSC undergraduate about 5 years to complete their degree.

84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 28% are men and 72% are women.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,171. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 11.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $0.

#9

Northwest Career College

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit public vs private
500 yearly awards
$16,652 net cost

There are approximately 756 students at Northwest Career College in total, 756 of which are full-time undergraduates.

71% of Northwest Career College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $6,334. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Career College earns $31,800.

#10

Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit public vs private
480 yearly awards
$18,647 net cost

There are 827 full-time undergraduates at Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas, and 827 students altogether.

75% of Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,711. The student loan default rate of 7.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

$28,800 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas earns.

#10

Advanced Training Institute

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit public vs private
480 yearly awards
$ net cost

The total student population at Advanced Training Institute is 448, of which students are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately % of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Advanced Training Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $0 after graduation.

#12

Brightwood College-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit public vs private
410 yearly awards
$21,125 net cost

There are approximately 670 students at Formerly Kaplan College-Las Vegas in total, 670 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Formerly Kaplan College-Las Vegas. The freshman retention rate is 80%.

Roughly, 77% of students at Formerly Kaplan College-Las Vegas take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $8,275. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $26,700.

#13

Touro University Nevada

Henderson, Nevada
Private not-for-profit public vs private
370 yearly awards
$ net cost

The total student population at Touro University Nevada is 1,414, of which 18 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

Roughly, % of students at Touro University Nevada take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Touro University Nevada is $0.

#14

Milan Institute-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit public vs private
310 yearly awards
$21,175 net cost

There are approximately 221 students at Milan Institute-Las Vegas in total, 221 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Milan Institute-Las Vegas. The freshman retention rate is 78%.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,446. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Milan Institute-Las Vegas earns $18,400.

#15

Sierra Nevada College

Incline Village, Nevada
Private not-for-profit public vs private
270 yearly awards
$37,264 net cost

There are 410 full-time undergraduates at SNC, and 965 students altogether. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

60% of SNC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $7,872. SNC has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

$42,100 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from SNC earns.

Private for-profit public vs private
250 yearly awards
$18,494 net cost

There are 202 full-time undergraduates at Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin, and 342 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin. The freshman retention rate is 82%.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $6,891. The student loan default rate of 8.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

$27,600 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin earns.

Private for-profit public vs private
220 yearly awards
$21,737 net cost

The total student population at Utah College of Massage Therapy-Vegas is 319, of which 162 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Utah College of Massage Therapy-Vegas. The freshman retention rate is 81%.

95% of Utah College of Massage Therapy-Vegas students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $7,032. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Utah College of Massage Therapy-Vegas with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,000 after graduation.

#18

Carrington College-Reno

Reno, Nevada
Private for-profit public vs private
210 yearly awards
$23,400 net cost

There are approximately 362 students at Carrington College-Reno in total, 312 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Carrington College-Reno. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 5% of accepted students are men, and 95% are women.

Roughly, 77% of students at Carrington College-Reno take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $8,204. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Carrington College-Reno is $27,400.

Private for-profit public vs private
200 yearly awards
$17,274 net cost

There are approximately 401 students at Career College of Northern Nevada in total, 401 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Career College of Northern Nevada. The freshman retention rate is 76%.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,333. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $27,200.

#20

Carrington College-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit public vs private
190 yearly awards
$16,516 net cost

The total student population at Carrington College-Las Vegas is 322, of which 275 students are full-time undergraduates.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

82% of Carrington College-Las Vegas students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $6,837. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Carrington College-Las Vegas earns $25,400.

#21

University of Phoenix - Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit public vs private
190 yearly awards
$14,875 net cost

There are 477 full-time undergraduates at UOPX - Nevada, and 554 students altogether. It takes the average UOPX - Nevada undergraduate about 5.5 years to complete their degree.

Roughly, 100% of students at UOPX - Nevada take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $9,500. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from UOPX - Nevada earns $47,100.

#22

Academy of Hair Design-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit public vs private
190 yearly awards
$16,757 net cost

There are approximately 239 students at Academy of Hair Design-Las Vegas in total, 239 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Academy of Hair Design-Las Vegas. The freshman retention rate is 81%.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,090. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

$17,100 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Academy of Hair Design-Las Vegas earns.

Private for-profit public vs private
180 yearly awards
$18,285 net cost

There are 185 full-time undergraduates at Paul Mitchell the School-Las Vegas, and 265 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Paul Mitchell the School-Las Vegas. The freshman retention rate is 85%.

81% of Paul Mitchell the School-Las Vegas students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $10,836. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $0.

#23

Milan Institute-Sparks

Sparks, Nevada
Private for-profit public vs private
180 yearly awards
$19,773 net cost

The total student population at Milan Institute-Sparks is 186, of which 186 students are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 38% of students at Milan Institute-Sparks take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $5,579. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Milan Institute-Sparks with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,200 after graduation.

#25

Casal Institute of Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit public vs private
150 yearly awards
$14,379 net cost

The total student population at Casal Institute of Nevada is 184, of which 184 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Virtually everyone who applies to this school gets in. Around 0% of accepted students are men, and 100% are women.

58% of Aveda Institute Las Vegas students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,644. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Aveda Institute Las Vegas is $0.

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