Colleges and Universities in Nevada

Explore Nevada’s colleges and universities, the gems of the Silver State. With some of the world’s best hospitality, business, and healthcare programs, and a reputation for free thought, Nevada’s higher education system is something else.

Public Colleges and Universities in Nevada

  • Nevada State College – Henderson
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada, Reno

Community Colleges in Nevada

  • College of Southern Nevada – Clark County
  • Great Basin College – Elkin
  • Truckee Meadows Community College – Reno
  • Western Nevada College – Carson City

Private Colleges and Universities in Nevada

  • Sierra Nevada College – Incline Village
  • Touro University Nevada – Henderson
  • Roseman University of the Health Sciences – Henderson

Keeping the Silver State Unique

There’s not much in Nevada; it’s almost all desert and virtually uninhabitable mountains. Almost all the land is owned by the federal government as national park, military bases, and research outposts. But where the people are, Nevada has been booming since the Silver Rush of 1859. Nevada demonstrates one of the greatest strengths of the American people – the ability to make something out of nothing – and out of desert Nevada made a place where people can be free to do just about anything they want. From gambling and entertainment to art and adventure tourism, Nevada is a worldwide center of hospitality, a business that has made the 21st century the state’s best years yet.

The Value of Nevada’s Colleges

Two major public research universities – the University of Nevada-Reno, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas – dominate higher education in the state. These institutions represent most of the college students in Nevada, and prepare Nevada’s next generation of workers and leaders in everything from medicine to education. But solid regional colleges, community colleges, and other institutions help provide an educational value for Nevada.


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