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).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
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 (2.5 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 31,023 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
31,023 students
1,282 students
College of Southern Nevada Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
22:1
College of Southern Nevada student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
8,178 students
810 students
College of Southern Nevada Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 22,845 students
1,017 students
College of Southern Nevada Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
College of Southern Nevada Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
College of Southern Nevada American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
10%
2%
College of Southern Nevada Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
2%
1%
College of Southern Nevada Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
26%
7%
College of Southern Nevada Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
11%
12%
College of Southern Nevada Black (2006-2013)
% White
38%
57%
College of Southern Nevada White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
College of Southern Nevada More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
7%
3%
College of Southern Nevada Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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. 0.65 0.53
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 $5,740. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,700 $5,740
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,345 $10,294
College of Southern Nevada Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71%
89%
College of Southern Nevada % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

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  • Las Vegas
    Kaplan College-Las Vegas
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    3535 W. Sahara Avenue
    Las Vegas, NV 89102
    (702)368-2338
    2.5  Mi  |  898  students
  • Las Vegas
    Anthem Institute-Las Vegas
    Private for-profit
    2320 S Rancho Drive 1st Floor
    Las Vegas, NV 89102
    (954)400-2000
    3.4  Mi  |  289  students
  • Las Vegas
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    Las Vegas, NV 89144
    (702)365-7690
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  • Las Vegas
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    Las Vegas, NV 89121
    (702)458-9650
    7.7  Mi  |  871  students
  • Henderson
    2350 Corporate Circle
    Henderson, NV 89074
    (702)369-9944
    11.9  Mi  |  1076  students
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Las Vegas community colleges have a 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. of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Las Vegas is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.