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Nevada State College Overview

Nevada State College is a public institution situated in Henderson, Nevada. The rural area surrounding NSC is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is Nevada State College Known For?

614 Undergraduate Awards
84% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at NSC.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Nevada State College Rankings

NSC is ranked #3 out of 17 schools in Nevada.

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 NSC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#76 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#143 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards NSC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#91 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#158 Highest Paid Business Administration & Management Graduates College Factual

Where Is Nevada State College?

Location of Nevada State College

Contact details for NSC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
Phone: 702-992-2000

How Do I Get Into NSC?

You can apply to NSC online at:

Admission Requirements for NSC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into NSC?

84% Acceptance Rate
72% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 84%, NSC may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 28% of accepted students are men and 72% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Can I Afford Nevada State College?

10% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At NSC, approximately 10% of students took out student loans averaging $2,879 a year. That adds up to $11,516 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NSC is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Nevada State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,001 Full-Time Undergraduates
78% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,531 undergraduate students at NSC, with 2,001 being full-time and 3,530 being part-time.

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

There are also 53 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,001 full-time undergraduates at NSC, 22% are male and 78% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NSC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NSC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 168
Black or African American 146
Hispanic or Latino 916
White 478
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 293

Online Learning at Nevada State College

879 Took All Classes Online
2,508 Took At Least One Class Online
18.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,508 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 6th 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 NSC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Nevada State College was 18.2%. This is the #963 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NSC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health Professions 10%
Nursing 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NSC 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 NSC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing #182
Health Professions #309

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%.

Nevada State College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Nursing 254 254
General Psychology 65 65
Business Administration & Management 52 52
Criminal Justice & Corrections 39 39
Teacher Education Grade Specific 32 32
History 25 25
General Biology 23 23
Communication Sciences 22 22
Special Education 14 14
General English Literature 13 13
Teacher Education Subject Specific 11 11
Other Business, Management & Marketing 9 9
Interdisciplinary Studies 9 9
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 9 9
Health Sciences & Services 8 8
Communication & Media Studies 6 6
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 5 5
Computer Engineering Technology 5 5
Natural Resources Conservation 4 4
Ethnic Studies 3 3
Mathematics 3 3
Design & Applied Arts 3 3
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0
TOTAL 614 614


*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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