College of Southern Nevada

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School Overview

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

Contact: Patricia Zozaya

Main Address

6375 West Charleston Boulevard

Las Vegas, NV 89146-1164

(702) 651-5610

Total undergrads: 41,388

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 7,540

Degree-seeking undergrads: 31,091


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

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


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


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
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 – 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.

College of Southern Nevada Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(702) 651-5000
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146-1164
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:33,556
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:18,429 (55% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$2,910
Out-of-state Tuition:$9,555
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:73%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,094

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

College of Southern Nevada Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at College of Southern Nevada.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences23
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1314
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services104
Construction Trades88
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1012
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs14153
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service67
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians55
Personal and Culinary Services11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Precision Production22
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences3
Transportation and Materials Moving2
Visual and Performing Arts25
Grand total811103

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at College of Southern Nevada.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services24
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs211
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Social Sciences1
Grand total5181

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at College of Southern Nevada and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,040

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,23873%
Grant or scholarship aid1,16769%$4,094
Student loan aid31218%$3,686

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid13,23940%$3,419
Federal student loans5,52417%$4,239

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for College of Southern Nevada. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled College of Southern Nevada students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

College of Southern Nevada Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment33,556
Undergraduate enrollment33,556
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

College of Southern Nevada Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree (Occupational Therapy Assistant Program)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English as a second Language Program)
  • 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.
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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