College of Southern Nevada

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,383
2.73% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,685
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.67%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
28,901
31.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
16.9%
345 Graduates

About

College of Southern Nevada is a higher education institution located in Clark County, NV. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at College of Southern Nevada were Liberal Arts & Sciences (720 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (471 degrees), and Other Science Technologies (470 degrees).

In 2022, 5,307 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Southern Nevada. 58.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,845 degrees), 1.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1,598 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Southern Nevada is $3,383, which is $−8,581 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at College of Southern Nevada is $3,383, which is $−8,581 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,685.

In 2022, 71% of undergraduate students attending College of Southern Nevada received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 10% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,383
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at College of Southern Nevada was $3,383. The cost of tuition at College of Southern Nevada is $−8,581 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$7,685
2022 Value
1.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 College of Southern Nevada had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,685. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of College of Southern Nevada grew by 1.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,704
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Southern Nevada was of $10,704 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.01% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
10%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

71% of undergraduate students at College of Southern Nevada received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 51.1% with respect to 2021, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.67%
2019 Default Rate
136
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at College of Southern Nevada was 3.67%, which represents 136 out of the 3702 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

College of Southern Nevada had a total enrollment of 28,901 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at College of Southern Nevada is 9,013 students and the part-time enrollment is 19,888. This means that 31.2% of students enrolled at College of Southern Nevada are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of Southern Nevada, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.1% Hispanic or Latino, 25.6% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 9.7% Asian, 7.41% Two or More Races, 0.997% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.336% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College of Southern Nevada in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (24.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.4%) and White Female (13.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Southern Nevada in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,901 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Southern Nevada is 9,013 and the part-time enrollment is 19,888. This means that 31.2% of students enrolled at College of Southern Nevada are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    11,593 enrolled students
  2. White
    7,413 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    2,993 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College of Southern Nevada is 40.1% Hispanic or Latino, 25.6% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 9.7% Asian, 7.41% Two or More Races, 0.997% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.336% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,409 students (4.88%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 915 more women than men received degrees from College of Southern Nevada. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of Southern Nevada is hispanic or latino (1,845 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1598 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at College of Southern Nevada is Liberal Arts & Sciences (720 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (471 degrees) and Other Science Technologies (470 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at College of Southern Nevada, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (470 degrees awarded), Protective Services (347 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (509 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Southern Nevada are Software developers (539,303 people), Other managers (160,734 people), Police officers (138,410 people), Computer occupations, all other (120,188 people), and Computer & information systems managers (109,714 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Southern Nevada in 2022 are Science Technologies (470 degrees awarded), Protective Services (347 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (509 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (936 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (135 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Southern Nevada are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at College of Southern Nevada are Science Technologies (470 degrees awarded), Protective Services (347 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (509 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (936 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (135 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Southern Nevada are Computer Systems Design (576,395 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (335,147 people), Elementary & secondary schools (220,353 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (135,537 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (109,943 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Southern Nevada are Science Technologies (470 degrees awarded), Protective Services (347 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (509 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (936 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (135 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by College of Southern Nevada.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 720 degrees awarded
  2. 471 degrees awarded
  3. 470 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at College of Southern Nevada was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 720 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,196
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,111
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,196 degrees were awarded to men at College of Southern Nevada, which is 0.706 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,111).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 261 degrees were awarded to men at College of Southern Nevada in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.569 times less than the 459 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 459 degrees were awarded to men at College of Southern Nevada in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.76 times more than the 261 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (24.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at College of Southern Nevada is Male and White (24.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.09% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,845 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,598 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    595 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Southern Nevada is hispanic or latino (1,845 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1598 degrees).

4.28% of degree recipients (227 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,107 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    924 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    738 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of Southern Nevada is hispanic or latino female (1,107 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (924 degrees).

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Operations

College of Southern Nevada employs 378 Professors, 76 Instructors and 57 No academic ranks. Most academics at College of Southern Nevada are Male Professor (199), Female Professor (179), and Male Instructor (42).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Southern Nevada are: Office and Administrative Support, with 194 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 110 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 83 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$105M
2022 Salaries
3.12%
growth from 2021

In 2022, College of Southern Nevada paid a median of $105M in salaries, a 3.12% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40.7M
Instructional Salaries
512
Number of Employees

In 2022, College of Southern Nevada paid a total of $40.7M to 512 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
378 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
194 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Southern Nevada were Professor with 378 employees, Instructor with 76 employees, and No academic rank with 57 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Southern Nevada were Office and Administrative Support with 194 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 110 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 83 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Southern Nevada was Male Professor with 199 employees, Female Professor with 179 employees, and Male Instructor with 42 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of Southern Nevada.

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