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College of Southern Nevada Overview

College of Southern Nevada is a public institution located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is College of Southern Nevada Known For?

5,193 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at CSN.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of the faculty were full-time.

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College of Southern Nevada Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CSN.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#123 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is College of Southern Nevada?

Location of College of Southern Nevada

Contact details for CSN are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146-1164
Phone: 702-651-5000
Website: www.csn.edu

How Do I Get Into CSN?

You can apply to CSN online at: https://www.csn.edu/admission-application

Since College of Southern Nevada has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford College of Southern Nevada?

14% Take Out Loans
27.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CSN, approximately 14% of students took out student loans averaging $3,484 a year. That adds up to $13,936 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSN is 27.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

College of Southern Nevada Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,068 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 34,169 undergraduate students at CSN, with 10,068 being full-time and 24,101 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CSN

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,068 full-time undergraduates at CSN, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CSN

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of Southern Nevada students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CSN Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 954
Black or African American 1,049
Hispanic or Latino 3,301
White 2,921
International Students 295
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,548

Geographic Diversity

Nevada students aren't the only ones who study at College of Southern Nevada. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 67 countries are represented at CSN. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Japan.

Online Learning at College of Southern Nevada

6,621 Took All Classes Online
15,912 Took At Least One Class Online
1.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 15,912 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CSN has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Nevada for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CSN

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at College of Southern Nevada was 1.9%. This is the #1,915 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CSN regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CSN majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 20%
Business Administration & Management 1%
Computer & Information Sciences 1%
Education 9%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 32%
General Psychology 8%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 14%
Health Professions 5%
Human Development & Family Studies 32%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7%
Liberal Arts General Studies 7%
Psychology 8%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 23%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CSN ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CSN.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services #2
Linguistics & Comparative Literature #14
Dental Support Services #31
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #40
Hospitality Management #48
General English Literature #50
Sociology #54
History #58
History #58
Entrepreneurial Studies #74
Communication & Media Studies #94
English Language & Literature #100
Information Technology #107
Human Development & Family Studies #124
General Psychology #132
Communication & Journalism #140
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #150
Special Education #174
Social Sciences #181
Psychology #185
Accounting #253
Teacher Education Grade Specific #254
Health & Medical Administrative Services #296
Computer & Information Sciences #362
Criminal Justice & Corrections #366
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #417
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #482
Liberal Arts General Studies #482

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

College of Southern Nevada Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 978 0 0 978
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 495 0 0 495
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 493 0 0 0 493
Allied Health Professions 399 68 0 8 475
Business Administration & Management 0 406 0 0 406
Criminal Justice & Corrections 49 188 4 0 241
Information Technology 190 31 0 0 221
Nursing 0 209 0 0 209
Computer Systems Networking 146 0 0 0 146
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 135 1 0 136
Hospitality Management 0 94 7 0 101
General Psychology 0 86 0 0 86
Accounting 19 54 11 0 84
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 51 22 0 73
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 56 9 0 7 72
Culinary Arts 0 53 9 0 62
Fire Protection 14 39 5 0 58
Design & Applied Arts 0 56 1 0 57
General Biology 0 51 0 0 51
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 39 11 0 0 50
Carpentry 44 2 1 0 47
Dental Support Services 0 15 9 22 46
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 14 23 0 37
Special Education 0 35 0 0 35
Human Development & Family Studies 0 34 0 0 34
Business Support & Assistant Services 24 5 1 0 30
Real Estate 25 1 2 0 28
Legal Support Services 0 24 3 0 27
Computer Programming 0 26 0 0 26
General English Literature 0 26 0 0 26
Arts & Media Management 0 0 22 0 22
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 19 0 0 19
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 12 7 0 19
Communication & Media Studies 0 18 0 0 18
Computer Software & Applications 0 17 0 0 17
Fine & Studio Arts 0 17 0 0 17
Building Management & Inspection 1 15 0 0 16
Journalism 0 15 0 0 15
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 14 0 0 14
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 9 4 0 13
Writing Studies 0 13 0 0 13
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 9 4 0 13
Precision Metal Working 0 10 3 0 13
Mental & Social Health Services 0 9 3 0 12
History 0 10 0 0 10
General Sales & Marketing 0 9 0 0 9
Environmental Control Technology 0 9 0 0 9
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 8 1 0 9
Civil Engineering 0 8 1 0 9
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 9 0 0 9
Chemistry 0 9 0 0 9
Sociology 0 9 0 0 9
Political Science & Government 0 8 0 0 8
Air Transportation 0 5 3 0 8
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 6 1 0 7
Anthropology 0 5 1 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 0 6 0 0 6
Horticulture 0 3 2 0 5
General Business/Commerce 0 0 4 0 4
Philosophy 0 4 0 0 4
Music 0 4 0 0 4
Business/Managerial Economics 0 3 0 0 3
Industrial Production Technology 0 3 0 0 3
Human Resource Management 0 2 0 0 2
International Business 0 2 0 0 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 2 0 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 1 0 0 1
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 1 0 0 1
Area Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0 0 0
Masonry 0 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0 0 0
Dance 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,499 3,502 155 37 5,193

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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