Nevada State College is the only comprehensive four-year public college in the state of Nevada. The college emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences and innovation as a means to more efficient, effective outcomes in all corners of the campus. Committed to fostering a personal learning environment, faculty serve as mentors and guides in and outside the classroom.
Student Enrollment (Fall 2011)
Annual Operating Budget (2012–2013)
Tuition & Fees (2012–2013)
Registration fees: $138.25 per credit (includes surcharge fee)
Base annual fees for full-time attendance: $4,150
(Full-time is 30 credits per year.)
Financial Aid (2010–2011)
Total aid disbursed: $14,700,000
Total number of students receiving aid: 2,027
Total number of scholarships disbursed: 639
Full-time members of the campus community
(faculty, staff and administration) 130
1,570 (since 2004)
More than 70 percent of NSC’s alumni live and work in Nevada.
According to the National Survey of Student Engagement, one of the most comprehensive assessment tools of effective practices in higher education, 90 percent of NSC’s first-year students feel that the college places substantial emphasis on academics, and more than 85 percent of these same students say their faculty are available, helpful and sympathetic. Both ratings are well above the national average.
Biology, business administration, communication (minor), counseling (minor), criminal justice, elementary education, English, environmental and resource science, ethnic studies (minor), gerontology (minor), history, integrated studies, mathematics (minor), public administration (law enforcement), nursing, psychology, secondary education, sociology (minor), speech pathology and visual media.
NSC’s developing 509-acre campus is located in the southeast corner of the city of Henderson, on the sloping foothills of the McCullough mountain range. The college’s projected long-term enrollment, at full campus build-out, calls for 25,000 students.
Nevada State College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is an independent, nonprofit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed.