College of Southern Nevada

The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) offers degrees in over 200 academic fields of study. It also provides career-oriented technical programs in more than 75 disciplines, including tourism and travel, hotel and hospitality management, culinary arts and nursing, one of the school’s largest programs.

CSN has campuses in Las Vegas, Henderson and other areas of Clark County, Nevada. It is the largest public college in the Nevada System of Higher Education, serving one of Nevada’s most diverse student populations, including over 700 international students from countries around the world.

CSN mainly offers two-year degrees, with a four-year degree available in Dental Hygiene. Of the school’s roughly 40,000 student body, 74% of students earn their degrees part-time, while the remaining 26% attend CSN full-time.

General Information

Admission Office
6375 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146-1164
(702) 651-4060
Fax: (702) 651-4811
admrec@csn.edu
Contact: Patricia Zozaya
Registrar
Main Address
6375 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146-1164
(702) 651-5610
www.csn.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 41,388
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 7,540
Degree-seeking undergrads: 31,091

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $1,763 $1,921 $2,010 $2,243 +11.59%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $800 $800 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $2,763 $2,921 $2,810 $3,043 +8.29%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 930 45%
Grant or scholarship aid 925 45% $2,345,237 $2,535
• Federal grants 468 23% $1,680,830 $3,592
• Pell grants 468 23% $1,633,480 $3,490
• Other federal grants 67 3% $47,350 $707
State/local government grant or scholarships 653 32% $497,699 $762
Institutional grants or scholarships 184 9% $166,708 $906
Student loan aid 196 10% $1,224,627 $6,248
• Federal student loans 195 9% $1,212,041 $6,216
• Other student loans 2 0% $12,586 $6,293

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 6 1793 229
Agriculture 6
ornamental Horticulture 6
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 1
Women’s Studies 1
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 4
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 4
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 403 41
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 18 12
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 2 3
Banking and Financial Support Services 5
Business Administration and Management 283 7
Business/managerial Economics 4
Hospitality Administration/management 65 6
Hotel/motel Administration/management 7 1
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration 3
Real Estate 4 2
Restaurant/food Services Management 2 2
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 2
Tourism and Travel Services Management 8 8
Communication and Journalism Programs 20
Journalism 6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 14
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 3 2
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 3
Prepress/desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 2
Computing and Information Sciences 42 14
Computer Programming/programmer 3
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
Data Modeling/warehousing and Database Administration 4
Information Science/studies 34
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design 8 6
Construction Trades 20 18
Building/construction Site Management/manager 12 5
Building/home/construction Inspection/inspector 3 2
Carpentry/carpenter 1 3
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/installer 1 2
Electrician 2 3
Pipefitting/pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter 1 3
Education 130 1
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 48
Kindergarten/preschool Education and Teaching 2 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 54
Special Education and Teaching 20
Engineering 5
Civil Engineering 5
Engineering Technology 45 15
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd 7
Cad/cadd Drafting and/or Design Technology/technician 7 4
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 15 1
Environmental Engineering Technology/environmental Technology 4 1
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician 3 3
Surveying Technology/surveying 4 1
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/technician 5 5
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 7
Creative Writing 2
English Language and Literature 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 9
Foreign Languages and Literatures 9
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 6 272 85
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician 7
Dental Assisting/assistant 28
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 6 21
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 20
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 1
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 3 6
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 21
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage 6
Medical Office Assistant/specialist 4
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 9
Occupational Therapist Assistant 5
Ophthalmic Technician/technologist 5
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 15
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant 9
Pre-veterinary Studies 12 1
Psychiatric/mental Health Services Technician 2 1
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 160
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 9
Surgical Technology/technologist 9 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 76 2
Corrections 2
Criminal Justice/police Science 18
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 43 2
Fire Science/fire-fighting 10
Juvenile Corrections 2
Security and Loss Prevention Services 1
Legal and Law Studies 24 10
Legal Assistant/paralegal 24 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 416
General Studies 144
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 272
Mechanics and Repairers 18 16
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 12 8
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 5 7
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/technician 1 1
Personal and Culinary Services 16 3
Culinary Arts/chef Training 16 3
Physical Sciences 3
Chemistry 3
Precision Production Trades 1 3
Sheet Metal Technology/sheetworking 3
Welding Technology/welder 1
Psychology 48
Psychology 48
Science Technologies/technicians 128
Science Technologies/technicians, Other 128
Social Sciences 31
Anthropology 7
Political Science and Government 4
Social Sciences 9
Sociology 11
Transportation and Materials Moving 3 1
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew 1
Construction/heavy Equipment/earthmoving Equipment Operation 2 1
Visual and Performing Arts 54 18
Art/art Studies 7
Commercial Photography 24 4
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 5
Graphic Design 11 3
Interior Design 2
Music Management 11
Music 5
Work and Family Studies 8
Child Care Provider/assistant 8
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $5
Online application fee: $5
Admissions Policies/Requirements
Special requirements for nursing, dental hygiene, and health professions programs. Associate degree and certification required for BS dental hygiene program.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C
Landscaping A

Architecture & Related Programs
Architectural Technology A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Commercial Photography A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Fine/Studio Arts A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy A
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Banking/Financial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A
Management Information Systems A,C
Office Management A,C
Real Estate A,C
Sales and Distribution A

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric A

Communications Technologies
Animation/Special Effects A,C
Computer Typography A,C
Desktop Publishing C
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Graphics A,C
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General A
Computer Systems Analysis A
Data Processing Technology A
Database Management A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A
System Administration C
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management A

Education
Early Childhood Education A
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education A

Engineering
Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Software Engineering A

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Drafting C
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Engineering Technology – General A
Environmental Engineering Technology A
Mechanical Engineering Technology A,C
Surveying Technology A
Water Quality/Treatment A,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Acupuncture A
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Hygiene A
,B Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Laboratory Assistance A
Medical Records Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Opticianry/Opthalmic Dispensing Services A
Orthotics/Prosthetics A
Physical Therapy Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automotive Technology A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Personal & Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C

Precision Production Trades
Welding Technology A,C

Psychology
Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services
Corrections A
Criminal Justice Studies A,C
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Police Science A,C
Security/Loss Prevention A

Social Sciences
Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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