FINANCIAL AID RATE76%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO23:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE38
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$3,265
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
College of Southern Nevada
1421 Pullman Dr., Sparks, NV
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is the largest public college in the state, offering mostly two-year courses throughout its Charleston, Cheyenne, and Henderson main campuses as well as nine other learning centers in the Las Vegas area. CSN was founded in 1971 as the Clark County Community College, opening its doors to a mere 400 students at the time. There are now over 40,000 students availing of more than 200 degrees and technical programs in the CSN schools of Arts and Letters, Applied Technologies, and the Engelstad School of Health Sciences, among others.
As its contribution to the community, CSN's Division of Workforce and Economic Development offers various training programs for workforce skills enhancement and career development. Since its inception in 2005, about 65,000 students have enrolled in courses for adult literacy, business services, occupational safety, and different technical programs.
High school students of Southern Nevada are accommodated by CSN via the Jumpstart Dual Credit Program. Jumpstart was designed to allow young students to earn early college credits at their respective schools. The CSN High School, on the other hand, provides high school courses for juniors and seniors who wish to attend classes at the CSN campus.
Establishments within CSN include a Fine Arts Gallery, Performing Arts Center, the Desert Garden Center, and the only public planetarium in Southern Nevada. Its Campus Child Care facility provides daycare services for student-parents to aid in their academic pursuits. CSN Henderson houses the Lied Field at Morse Stadium, home to the CSN Coyotes baseball team.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students College of Southern Nevada accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,100-$3,700
- Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,330
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $120-$140 per unit
- Out-of-State: $230-$280 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||76%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||73%||$4,146|
|Receiving Student Loans||14%||$3,484|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, College of Southern Nevada may provide services including:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Child care
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Dental Hygienist Program
- English Language Program
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by College of Southern Nevada by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
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