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 College of Southern Nevada

College of Southern Nevada - Las Vegas, NV

6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1164

General information:(702)651-5000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:37,717( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:24 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Air Force)
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public 4-year Primarily Associate's
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,010 $2,243 $2,513 -11%
Out-of-state $8,198 $8,590 $9,008 -5%
Books and supplies $800 $800 $800 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,100 $6,700 $6,800 -1%
Other $3,750 $3,780 $3,800 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,750 $3,780 $3,800 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,810 $3,043 $3,313 0%
Off Campus $14,660 $13,523 $13,913 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,560 $6,823 $7,113 -14%
On Campus $8,998 $9,390 $9,808 0%
Off Campus $20,848 $19,870 $20,408 -5%
Off Campus with Family $12,748 $13,170 $13,608 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,078
In-state fees $435
Out-of-state tuition $8,573
Out-of-state fees $435
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,340 66% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,340 66% $4,876,268 $3,639
Federal grants 982 48% $4,285,811 $4,364
Pell grants 982 48% $4,231,655 $4,309
Other federal grants 74 4% $54,156 $732
State/local government grant or scholarships 430 21% $354,970 $826
Institutional grants or scholarships 249 12% $235,487 $946
Student loan aid 251 12% $1,420,347 $5,659
Federal student loans 249 12% $1,409,232 $5,660
Other student loans 2 0% $11,115 $5,558
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 12,801 30% $38,875,436 $3,037
Pell grants 9,516 22% $32,826,389 $3,450
Federal student loans 2,859 7% $17,773,752 $6,217


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $8,990 $7,372 $6,246
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,725 $5,976 $5,081
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,779 $7,233 $5,713
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,653 $9,129 $7,859
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,967 $10,443 $9,184
$110,001 and more $11,524 $10,702 $9,307

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 37,717
Undergraduate enrollment 37,717
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 2,961
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$5

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 19 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 24-
Softball -18


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities09/01/1975 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

07/28/2000 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

12/08/1977 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

11/01/1997 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

10/30/1996 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

05/17/2010 Accredited
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation

Massage - Accreditation of programs in the United States that award postsecondary certificates, postsecondary diplomas, and academic Associate degrees, in the practice of massage therapy and bodywork.

04/01/2009 - 01/16/2012Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

10/19/2007 - 09/19/2011Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

11/01/1989 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

02/01/2002 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession202
Drug law violations43 15
Liquor law violations115
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 120
Motor vehicle theft 1222
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate20.3%
Number in default236
Number in repayment1,157

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 01036200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Bachelor's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Landscaping and Groundskeeping21-
Ornamental Horticulture6--
Category total81-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Women's Studies1--
Category total1--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General3--
Category total3--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping267-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General34-
Banking and Financial Support Services3--
Business Administration and Management, General3066-
Business/Commerce, General-1-
Business/Managerial Economics5--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General665-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management63-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General8--
Real Estate11-
Restaurant/Food Services Management21-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General4--
Tourism and Travel Services Management54-
Category total43532-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects31-
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design-1-
Category total32-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric23--
Category total37--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-1-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-3-
Information Science/Studies45--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design75-
Category total529-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager103-
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector31-
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General3--
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter1--
Category total2312-
Education Colleges
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness41-
Elementary Education and Teaching54--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching1--
Secondary Education and Teaching57--
Special Education and Teaching, General22--
Category total1381-
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General6--
Category total6--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD9--
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician114-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician93-
Engineering/Industrial Management11-
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology51-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician4--
Surveying Technology/Surveying3--
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Techn93-
Category total5112-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing1--
English Language and Literature, General14--
Category total15--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant5--
Child Care and Support Services Management2--
Category total7--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General16--
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation1--
Category total17--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician82-
Dental Assisting/Assistant-11-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist28-20
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician22--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)7--
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician412-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-17-
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage-4-
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist-19-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist10--
Occupational Therapist Assistant14--
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist9--
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-20-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant10--
Pre-Veterinary Studies161-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician2--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse185--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist12--
Surgical Technology/Technologist11--
Category total3388620
History Colleges
History, General1--
Category total1--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science10--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies585-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting171-
Juvenile Corrections5--
Category total906-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal228-
Category total228-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies158--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies280--
Category total438--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician115-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician11-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/43-
Category total169-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts/Chef Training1413-
Category total1413-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total1--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General3--
Geology/Earth Science, General1--
Category total4--
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder22-
Category total22-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General69--
Category total69--
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other162--
Category total162--
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General6--
Social Sciences, General14--
Category total27--
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew2--
Category total2--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General8--
Commercial Photography224-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4--
Graphic Design74-
Interior Design2--
Music Management-20-
Music, General5--
Category total4828-
Grand total203022120