College of Southern Nevada

6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas
NV, 89146-1164
Tel: (702)651-5000
28,620 students
Public institution

Get admissions information on College of Southern Nevada and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

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 28,620 students (29% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 43%.
College of Southern Nevada is one of 8 community colleges within Clark County, NV.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Las Vegas (2.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
College of Southern Nevada Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 28,620 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
28,620 students
1,287 students
College of Southern Nevada Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
8,293 students
832 students
College of Southern Nevada Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 20,327 students
1,021 students
College of Southern Nevada Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
College of Southern Nevada sch enrollment College of Southern Nevada sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
13%
2%
College of Southern Nevada Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
2%
1%
% Hispanic
20%
7%
College of Southern Nevada Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
8%
12%
College of Southern Nevada Black (2006-2012)
% White
53%
66%
College of Southern Nevada White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
College of Southern Nevada More (2010-2012)
College of Southern Nevada sch ethnicity College of Southern Nevada sta ethnicity
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. 0.65 0.45
College of Southern Nevada Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,700 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,345 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,700 $5,890
College of Southern Nevada In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,345 $10,050
College of Southern Nevada Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Founded in 1971, CCSN is Nevada's largest institution of higher education and the 4th largest community college of its kind in the nation. CCSN operates in over 50 locations including 3 main campuses and 12 learning centers in 4 counties covering 42,000 square miles. With student success as our number one priority, CCSN educates over 35,000 students each semester in over 200 career fields featuring 80 associate degree and certificate programs. Our mission ensures that we serve the diverse needs of the residents of Southern Nevada by responding to the educational needs of the communities and businesses within the CCSN service area. CCSN provides excellence in teaching within innovative, student centered education through active learning and appropriate technology. Our faculty steps outside traditional approaches, consistently demonstrating an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit while our facilities reflect our commitment to the latest in technology. Opened in 1974, the Cheyenne Campus is the oldest of our three main campuses. Most of the campus is housed under one roof and this creates a feeling of togetherness throughout the campus. Our student services areas are centralized making for easy access to critical areas such as Financial Aid and Testing & Assessment. Over 12,000 students take advantage of a very strong curriculum with more than 1100 courses offered on our campus. With a state-of-the-art Computer Lab staffed with highly qualified professionals, the Cheyenne Campus offers a comprehensive learning environment for our students. Several key programs are located at the Cheyenne Campus. The Culinary Arts program is a model for many institutions across the country and has produced gold and silver medal winners in various national competitions. The Automotive Technology program is the national pilot program location for the GM Assessment Center and is the first outside location allowed to perform the General Motors/Raytheon GM Technician Hands-On Assessment Courses.

Get admissions information on College of Southern Nevada and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Nearby Schools:

Recent Articles
Community Colleges Prep for the Future by Focusing on STEM
Community Colleges Prep for the Future by Focusing on STEM
As careers in science, technology, engineering, and math become more prevalent, community colleges are shifting their focus to meet demand and secure their place in a rapidly changing educational landscape.
Community Colleges: Bigger Buck Bang than For-Profits
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Nearly 52 percent of community college students in the United States begin their freshman year in at least one remedial class. These courses, which help students acquire knowledge and skills they should have acquired in high school, do not count toward their degree requirements. As a result, students are taking longer than ever to obtain their degree, if they obtain one at all.