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37 Colleges
27,294 Yearly Graduations
$50,846 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,973 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Nevada is ranked #41 in the country with 27,294 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $12,712 per year to get their degree at a college in Nevada, while out of state students will pay an average of $17,182 per year.

An estimated 59% of college students in Nevada take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,493 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
Public Public vs. Private
5,819 Yearly Degrees
$5,459 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 30,471 students at UNLV in total, 18,958 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 30% of students at UNLV take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,324 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,500 during the early-career years.

#2

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
Public Public vs. Private
5,193 Yearly Degrees

There are 9,150 full-time undergraduates at CSN, and 33,914 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,484 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
5,093 Yearly Degrees
$5,306 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 15,572 full-time undergraduates at UNR, and 21,657 students altogether. For undergraduates at UNR, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

Roughly 38% of students at UNR take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,928 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
2,476 Yearly Degrees

There are 10,720 students at Truckee Meadows Community College in total, 2,816 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,803 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Truckee Meadows Community College is $28,600.

#5

Western Nevada College

Carson City, Nevada
Public Public vs. Private
1,072 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Western Nevada College is 3,642, of which 1,325 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,963 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WNC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Great Basin College

Elko, Nevada
Public Public vs. Private
821 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Great Basin College is 3,244, of which 826 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,226 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Great Basin College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Northwest Career College

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
784 Yearly Degrees

There are 756 full-time undergraduates at Northwest Career College, and 756 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

82% of Northwest Career College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,979 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,300 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
734 Yearly Degrees
$27,690 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,580 students at Southern Nevada Educational Services Roseman University of Health Sciences in total, 505 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Southern Nevada Educational Services Roseman University of Health Sciences has a 1.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern Nevada Educational Services Roseman University of Health Sciences with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $74,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Nevada State College

Henderson, Nevada
Public Public vs. Private
614 Yearly Degrees
$4,086 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Nevada State College is 4,216, of which 1,708 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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

10% of NSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,879 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NSC is $40,000.

#10

Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
507 Yearly Degrees

There are 827 students at Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas in total, 827 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 79% of students at Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,955 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas is $26,700.

#11

Touro University Nevada

Henderson, Nevada
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
486 Yearly Degrees
$42,300 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 18 full-time undergraduates at Touro University Nevada, and 1,414 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

Touro University Nevada has a 0.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#12

Advanced Training Institute

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
446 Yearly Degrees

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
318 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin is 342, of which 202 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 73% of students at Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,573 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,400 during the early-career years.

#14

Milan Institute-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
286 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Milan Institute-Las Vegas is 221, of which 221 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 28% of students at Milan Institute-Las Vegas take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,372 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Milan Institute-Las Vegas is $16,400.

#15

Sierra Nevada College

Incline Village, Nevada
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
252 Yearly Degrees
$18,700 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 965 students at SNC in total, 410 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average SNC undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,381 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SNC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Academy of Hair Design-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
200 Yearly Degrees

There are 239 students at Academy of Hair Design-Las Vegas in total, 239 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 83% of students at Academy of Hair Design-Las Vegas take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,065 a year. Academy of Hair Design-Las Vegas has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Academy of Hair Design-Las Vegas is $20,000.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
186 Yearly Degrees

There are 401 full-time undergraduates at Career College of Northern Nevada, and 401 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

75% of Career College of Northern Nevada students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,706 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Career College of Northern Nevada with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Nevada Career Institute

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
186 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Nevada Career Institute is 244, of which 244 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,288 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nevada Career Institute is $28,800.

#19

Milan Institute-Sparks

Sparks, Nevada
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
158 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Milan Institute-Sparks is 186, of which 186 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,505 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Milan Institute-Sparks with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

University of Phoenix - Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
157 Yearly Degrees
$16,752 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Phoenix - Nevada is 554, of which 477 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UOPX - Nevada is 5.5 years.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,500 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,400 during the early-career years.

#21

Carrington College-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
148 Yearly Degrees

There are 322 students at Carrington College-Las Vegas in total, 275 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

47% of Carrington College-Las Vegas students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,371 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Carrington College-Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
147 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Las Vegas is 284, of which 204 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Las Vegas take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $12,341 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Las Vegas is $33,000.

#23

Carrington College-Reno

Reno, Nevada
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
142 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Carrington College-Reno is 362, of which 312 students are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Carrington College-Reno is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,688 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Carrington College-Reno with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Casal Institute of Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
129 Yearly Degrees

There are 184 students at Aveda Institute Las Vegas in total, 184 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted.

70% of Aveda Institute Las Vegas students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,163 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
128 Yearly Degrees

There are 265 students at Paul Mitchell the School-Las Vegas in total, 185 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,478 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Other Nevada Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Paul Mitchell the School-Reno 100
27 European Massage Therapy School-Las Vegas 99
28 Chamberlain University-Nevada 98
29 Milan Institute of Cosmetology-Reno 93
30 Expertise Cosmetology Institute 90
31 International Academy of Style 86
32 Altierus Career College-Henderson 85
33 L Makeup Institute 77
34 DeVry University - Nevada 43
35 Arizona College-Las Vegas 35
36 Wongu University of Oriental Medicine 5
37 Institute of Professional Careers 1

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