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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,427 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
8,533 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
70.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,188 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $6,517, which is $474 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,427, which is 313% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,051 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,432.

In 2016, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Nevada-Las Vegas received 8,533 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.2% annual growth. Out of those 8,533 applicants, 7,064 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.8% acceptance rate.

There were 29,702 students enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2016, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas has an overall enrollment yield of 54.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Nevada-Las Vegas has a total enrollment of 29,702 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is 20,833 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,869. This means that 70.1% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.1% White, 25% Hispanic or Latino, 14.1% Asian, 9.3% Two or More Races, 7.54% Black or African American, 0.98% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (10.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (10.1%) and White Male (8.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.29%), followed by White Male (1.71%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.8%).

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In 2016, 845 more women than men graduated from University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The majority of students graduating from University of Nevada-Las Vegas are White. These 2,395 graduates mean that there were 2.4 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 997 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is General Hospitality Management with 468 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 298 graduates and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 243 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Public Administration and Social Service, with 310 graduates, followed by Architecture and Related Services with 57 graduates and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 205 graduates.


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University of Nevada-Las Vegas has an endowment valued at nearly $201M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.67M (0.83%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Nevada-Las Vegas had a total expenditure of $546M. Of that $546M, they spent $280M on salaries and $71.6M on benefits.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas employs 303 Professors, 280 Assistant professors, and 270 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Male Professors (227), Male Associate professors (165), and Male Assistant professors (143).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are: Office and Administrative Support, with 462 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 323 employees, and Service with 314 employees.



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