Kaplan College-Las Vegas

3535 W. Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Tel: (702)368-2338
944 students
Private for-profit
Heritage College is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality programs that integrate the curriculum with professional skill development, empowering students to achieve their lifelong personal and professional goals.
School Highlights
Kaplan College-Las Vegas serves 944 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 53%.
Kaplan College-Las Vegas is one of 7 community colleges within Clark County, NV.
The nearest community college is College of Southern Nevada (2.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 400% over five years.
College Kaplan College-Las Vegas (NV) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Private for-profit
Total Faculty 40 staff
38 staff
Number of Programs Offered 8 n/a

Student Body

The student population of 944 has grown by 51% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 52:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 944 students 944 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
37:1
# Full-Time Students 944 students
919 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
14%
8%
% Hispanic
29%
24%
% Black
19%
8%
% White
29%
47%
% Hawaiian
5%
1%
% Two or more races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
2%
8%
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. 0.77 0.70

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
87%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Heritage College, formerly Professional Careers, Inc., was founded in 1990 and now provides a variety of career training programs. In January of 1994, the College started its first class in Travel and Tourism. Five months later, in May of 1994, the first students started in the Medical Assistant program. In July of 1996, the College received accreditation approval to offer an Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies. In February of 1997, the College received approval to offer a diploma in Computerized Business Administration. In July of 1997, Professional Careers, Inc., received approval to change the name of the College to Heritage College. On January 2, 1998, Southwest Education Group, LLC purchased Heritage College Careers, Inc. In October of 1999, the College received approval to offer a diploma in Pharmacy Technician. In April of 2001, the College received approval to offer an Associate of Arts degree in Computerized Information Systems. In May of 2001, the College received approval to offer a diploma in Computerized Information Systems and Associate of Arts degrees in Health Information Technician, Medical Assistant, Computerized Business Administration, Travel and Tourism and Pharmacy Technician. In February of 2002, the College moved to its current location. Heritage College is located at Las Vegas, Nevada. The facility consists of eight lecture classrooms, four computer lab classrooms, a medical assistant lab, a pharmacy lab, a library/resource center, a student lounge, massage therapy lab, a reception area, administrative offices and restrooms. Program offered at Heritage College includes Computer Business Systems, Criminal Justice, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Coder and Biller, Paralegal and Pharmacy Technician. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).

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