Las Vegas College

170 North Stephaine Suite 145
Henderson, NV 89074
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  • Mission of Las Vegas College is to provide men and women of all ages with the practical skills, education and training needed to excel in their chosen fields. The college thus provides an invaluable and timely service to society by preparing candidates to meet and exceed existing needs in the employment arena. We are totally committed to this objective and to the success of our students.

School Highlights

Las Vegas College serves 97 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 62%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Las Vegas College(NV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty20 staff38 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Las Vegas College has declined by 87% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 48:1 over five years.
The Las Vegas College diversity score of 0.83 is more than the state average of 0.76. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment97 students2,852 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:138:1
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# Full-Time Students49 students707 students
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# Part-Time Students48 students2,145 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
13%
8%
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% Hispanic
16%
27%
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% Black
14%
8%
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% White
31%
38%
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% Hawaiian
5%
1%
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% Two or more races
5%
5%
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% Non Resident races
5%
5%
% Unknown races
9%
7%
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Diversity Score0.830.76
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College Completion Rate
62%
58%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,500$30,300
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $15,000 is more than the state average of $5,160. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $15,000 is more than the state average of $10,476. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$15,000$5,160
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Out-State Tuition Fees$15,000$10,476
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$10,620
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$6,228
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Acceptance Rate54%55%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Las Vegas College was founded by Betty Krolak in 1979 under the name Krolak Business Institute. Barbara A. and E. T. Paulus purchased the Institute in December of 1980 and incorporated it under the name of TO-Ba Corporation. The Institute was granted a license to award Associate degrees on January 7, 1986, and the Institute�s name was changed to Las Vegas Business College. The college was acquired by Rhodes Colleges, Inc. on October 17, 1996. At that time, the name of the institution was changed to Las Vegas College. To better accomodate the needs of the students and community, Las Vegas College added the Henderson, NV campus in addition to its Las Vegas location. In 2005, the Las Vegas Campus merged with the Henderson campus. Our programs emphasize real-world training that is tailored to meet the needs of potential employers. The fields of study focus on industries that offer solid, long-term career opportunities for graduates. Here at our campus, we maintain a well-defined program philosophy of providing a quality education that emphasizes practical skills; employ a highly skilled and dedicated faculty; and cater to students seeking a strong knowledge base and the experience needed to succeed in their chosen fields. Las Vegas College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award occupational associate's degrees and diplomas.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Las Vegas College is The Art Institute of Las Vegas (2.6 miles away).
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    (702) 369-9944
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    Las Vegas NV  89121
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    Las Vegas NV  89128
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  • 587 students | 18.20 Mi1451 Center Crossing Road
    Las Vegas NV  89144
    (702) 365-7690
    18.20587
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