Nevada Colleges and Universities

Nevada Colleges for Two-Year Associate Degrees

The Nevada Systems of Higher Education (NSHE) has four two-year public colleges. These schools offer low tuition, substantial career preparation, and the chance to combine part-time work with education. Students can earn certificates or associate degrees.

College of Southern Nevada
Phone: (702) 650-2276
Location: Las Vegas
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) has been the backbone of the state’s dynamic growth and prosperity since 1971, when the college first opened its doors to 402 students. Since that time, CSN has grown along with Southern Nevada and now has more than 43,000 students. CSN provides more than 3,000 courses per semester in more than 120 fields of study, including more than 25 degree and certificate programs that are entirely online.

Great Basin College
Phone: (775) 753-2102
Location: Elko
Great Basin College takes pride in delivering associate and bachelor degrees throughout rural Nevada. Its service area covers 62,000 square miles, two time zones, and six of Nevada’s largest rural counties. The college borders Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. The Internet campus has grown rapidly as Great Basin College serves students from across the nation and around the world.

Truckee Meadows Community College
Phone: (775) 673-7042
Location: Reno
Truckee Meadows Community College is continually growing and finding new ways to prepare students for the real world. Offering academic and university transfer, occupational training, career enhancement workshops and classes just for fun, TMCC is the fastest growing college in northern Nevada. TMCC serves over 13,000 students with programs leading to associate degrees and certificates in more than 50 academic and occupational areas

Western Nevada College
Phone: (775) 445-3277
Location: Carson City
Since 1971, Western Nevada College has helped students prepare for careers, earn a college degree, and get started on the road to success. WNC offers high quality and affordable college education, in a caring environment that respects the individual. Many Western grads become leaders in their communities and excel in their professions. Western reaches out to everyone with multiple campuses, learning centers and online classes.


Nevada Universities and Four-Year Colleges

Nevada has three primary four-year Colleges and Universities. Four-year institutions usually offer two years of general education in core courses such as English, Math and Science, after which students spend the next two or more years specializing in courses related to a major field of study.

Nevada State College
Phone: (702) 992-2130
Location: Henderson
Nevada State College is a comprehensive college with a commitment to educating students for success in the real world. At NSC, you’ll build a career, not just a job—and you’ll prepare to take charge of your future. The College’s main campus is located in Henderson, Nevada, just 15 miles from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. NSC offers more than 35 majors and minors leading to the bachelor’s degree.

University Of Nevada, Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 774-UNLV(8658)
Location: Las Vegas
Since its first classes were held on campus in 1957, UNLV has transformed itself from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution of more than 28,000 students and 3,100 faculty and staff. Along the way, the urban university has become an indispensable resource in one of the country’s fastest-growing and most enterprising cities.

University Of Nevada, Reno
Phone: (775) 784-4700 Location: Reno
Unexpected opportunity. That’s what you’ll find at the University of Nevada, Reno. Founded in 1874 as the Silver State’s first university, Nevada is a top-caliber, land-grant research university committed to serving the common good of the state and the world. Nestled at the intersection of the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada, the 17,000-student campus offers competitive degree programs and paradigm-shifting research in a world-class setting.