College of Southern Nevada

  • 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 state community college average of 37:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 53%.
  • College of Southern Nevada is one of 6 community colleges within Clark County, NV.
  • The nearest community college to College of Southern Nevada is Kaplan College-Las Vegas (2.5 miles away).

Top Placements

College of Southern Nevada places among the top 20% of community colleges in Nevada for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 763 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College of Southern Nevada(NV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty763 staff40 staff
College of Southern Nevada Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of College of Southern Nevada has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The College of Southern Nevada diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment31,023 students3,024 students
College of Southern Nevada Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio41:137:1
College of Southern Nevada Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students8,178 students919 students
College of Southern Nevada Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students22,845 students2,105 students
College of Southern Nevada Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
College of Southern Nevada Enrollment Breakdown NV All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
College of Southern Nevada American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
College of Southern Nevada Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
College of Southern Nevada Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
College of Southern Nevada Black (2007-2016)
% White
College of Southern Nevada White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
College of Southern Nevada Hawaiian (2011-2016)
% Two or more races
College of Southern Nevada More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
College of Southern Nevada Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
College of Southern Nevada Ethnicity Breakdown NV All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.760.70
College of Southern Nevada Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,500$30,300
College of Southern Nevada Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,700 is equal to the state average of $2,700. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,345 is equal to the state average of $9,345. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,700$2,700
College of Southern Nevada In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,345$9,345
College of Southern Nevada Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%90%
College of Southern Nevada % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$11,591
College of Southern Nevada Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
College of Southern Nevada Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBaseball, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Softball,
Source: 2016 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kaplan College-Las Vegas
    Private, for profit
    944 students | 2.50 Mi3535 W. Sahara Avenue
    Las Vegas NV  89102
  • 587 students | 5.20 Mi1451 Center Crossing Road
    Las Vegas NV  89144
  • 988 students | 7.70 Mi3333 East Flamingo Road
    Las Vegas NV  89121
  • 952 students | 11.90 Mi2350 Corporate Circle
    Henderson NV  89074
  • Everest College-Henderson
    Private, for profit
    800 students | 13.10 Mi170 North Stephaine Suite 145
    Henderson NV  89074
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Did You Know?
Clark County, NV community colleges have a diversity score of 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Clark County, NV is Kaplan College-Las Vegas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.