College Access Grant

The Nevada System of Higher Education will focus its College Access Challenge Grant efforts to dramatically increase the percent of new college entrants, particularly for underrepresented students (low-income, first generation, students of color) in the state.

A focus on underrepresented populations is particularly timely in Nevada. Recent reports highlight Nevada’s low college-going rates and reiterate the critical policy and practice areas that need attention in order to create a viable workforce and maintain a high quality of life. Of particular concern to Nevada leaders are the dismal college enrollment and completion rates across populations in the state.