College of Southern Nevada

6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Tel: (702)651-5000
31,023 students
Public institution
Our College focuses on the needs of the citizens of Southern Nevada by providing educational and support services to meet those needs in the areas of transfer preparation, general education, vocational education, basic skills development, adult education and community service.
School Highlights
College of Southern Nevada serves 31,023 students (26% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 54%.
College of Southern Nevada is one of 8 community colleges within Clark County, NV.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Las Vegas (2.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 763 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
College College of Southern Nevada Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 763 staff
61 staff
College of Southern Nevada Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 31,023 has grown by 14% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.76 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 590% over five years.
Total Enrollment 31,023 students 1,315 students
College of Southern Nevada Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 8,178 students
815 students
College of Southern Nevada Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 22,845 students
1,061 students
College of Southern Nevada Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
College of Southern Nevada Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
College of Southern Nevada American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
College of Southern Nevada Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
College of Southern Nevada Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
College of Southern Nevada Black (2006-2013)
% White
College of Southern Nevada White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
College of Southern Nevada Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
College of Southern Nevada More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
College of Southern Nevada Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
College of Southern Nevada Non Resident (2007-2013)
College of Southern Nevada Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.76 0.70
College of Southern Nevada Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,700 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,345 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,700 $5,590
College of Southern Nevada In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,345 $10,086
College of Southern Nevada Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Baseball, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Softball,
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) creates opportunities and changes lives through access to quality teaching, services, and experiences that enrich our diverse community. The largest and most ethnically diverse higher education institution in Nevada, CSN is Southern Nevada’s community college and has three main campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson and multiple sites and centers. Students can choose from 150 degree and certificate options in more than 90 areas of study, including over 25 degree and certificate programs available entirely online. Led by President Michael Richards, the college is divided into six academic schools and the non-credit Division of Workforce & Economic Development, which provides workforce training, personal enrichment and customized business training opportunities for the community. There are lots of ways for students to get involved at CSN. The college boasts a national champion NJCAA baseball team, an equally competitive softball team, one of the largest honors societies in the nation for community colleges, an active student government and many student clubs.

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