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    Top Colleges in Nevada

    Written by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

    Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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    Updated: June 6th, 2024

    Nevada has many great college options for students. Check out our list below to compare colleges in Nevada by admissions rate, size, cost, and graduation rate. And remember, Nevada is a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange, so students from partner states can receive discounted tuition at public Nevada institutions!

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    University of Nevada-Reno

    Reno, NV • Public, City

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    University of Nevada-Reno is a public 4-year college located in Reno, Nevada. There are currently 15,896 undergraduates at UNR and the school’s acceptance rate is 86%. The tuition at UNR…

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    86% acceptance
    62% graduation rate
    15,896 undergrads
    $15,198 net price
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    University of Nevada-Las Vegas

    Las Vegas, NV • Public, City

    University of Nevada-Las Vegas is a public 4-year college located in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are currently 24,329 undergraduates at Nevada-Las Vegas and the school’s acceptance rate is 85%. The…

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    85% acceptance
    47% graduation rate
    24,329 undergrads
    $11,779 net price
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    Great Basin College

    Elko, NV • Public, Town

    Great Basin College is a public 4-year college located in Elko, Nevada. There are currently 1,938 undergraduates at Great Basin College. The tuition at Great Basin College is $3,773 for…

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    --% acceptance
    48% graduation rate
    1,938 undergrads
    $7,817 net price
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    Nevada State College

    Henderson, NV • Public, Rural

    Nevada State College is a public 4-year college located in Henderson, Nevada. There are currently 4,581 undergraduates at Nevada State and the school’s acceptance rate is 82%. The tuition at…

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    82% acceptance
    32% graduation rate
    4,581 undergrads
    $13,866 net price
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    Western Nevada College

    Carson City, NV • Public, City

    Western Nevada College is a public 4-year college located in Carson City, Nevada. There are currently 1,907 undergraduates at Western Nevada. The tuition at Western Nevada is $3,838 for in-state…

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    --% acceptance
    34% graduation rate
    1,907 undergrads
    $13,373 net price
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    College of Southern Nevada

    Las Vegas, NV • Public, City

    College of Southern Nevada is a public 4-year college located in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are currently 27,254 undergraduates at College of Southern Nevada. The tuition at College of Southern…

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    --% acceptance
    17% graduation rate
    27,254 undergrads
    $6,950 net price
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    Roseman University of Health Sciences

    Henderson, NV • Private, Non-Profit, City

    Roseman University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in Henderson, Nevada. There are currently 574 undergraduates at Roseman University. The tuition at Roseman University is $0.

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    574 undergrads
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    About the Data

    We sort colleges on our lists according to their Scholarships360 Top Colleges Index Score. This score is calculated using up-to-date information taken directly from the College Scorecard. Additional information is sourced from the colleges themselves, as well as other publicly available information. If you see an error, feel free to contact us.

    State grants in Nevada

    Silver State Opportunity Grant:

    The Silver State Opportunity Grant is a need based program for low income Nevada students. The awards for the grant will be based on the total cost of attendance, Student Aid Index (SAI), other federal awards the student has won, and living circumstances such as living on or off campus. Students must be attending a Nevada System of Higher Education community college or state college in order to be eligible. 

    Nevada Promise Scholarship (NPS):

    The Nevada Promise Scholarship (NPS) is a program made to encourage Nevada residents to attend community college by providing financial assistance for up to three years of school. This program even takes into account things like cost of registration and other mandatory fees.  

    Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship: 

    The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship is a merit based scholarship for high achieving Nevada scholars. Considerations that go into determining winners include:

    • The courses taken throughout the students academic career
    • The student’s GPA
    • Test scores (ACT/SAT)
    • Student is attending a state college or university 

    Nevada tuition reciprocity agreements

    Nevada is a part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). This exchange program gives students the opportunity to pay discounted tuition by attending participating institutions in partner states. 

    States in the WUE are listed below:

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    Frequently asked questions about colleges in Nevada

    What is the hardest college in Nevada to get into?

    The school with the lowest acceptance rate in Nevada is Nevada State College, with an acceptance rate of 79%. One thing that’s important to remember though is that just because a school has a lower acceptance rate, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a “better” school.

    Does Nevada have tuition reciprocity?

    Yes! Because Nevada is a part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), students from Nevada or partner WUE states can attend an out of state school in the WUE for discounted tuition.

    Why should I study in Nevada?

    There’s plenty more to Nevada than its big city, Las Vegas, which is known for its bright lights and performances. A fun fact about Nevada is that it is both the most mountainous state in the US, as well as the driest. That means Nevada has both desert landscapes, as well as beautiful mountain ranges. And if you’re an equestrian you’ll be happy to know it has the largest population of wild horses in the US. There is also a wide range of things to study in Nevada, with its schools offering majors like Business, Psychology, or even Firefighting. 

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