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Henderson, Nevada Education and City Information

Henderson, the second largest city in Nevada, is located just five miles from Las Vegas. Henderson is home to three nonprofit 4-year colleges and universities.

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Information about Henderson, Nevada

From 2010-2014, Henderson's population increased at a rate of 7.8%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The city had a median household income of $63,830 for the years 2010-2014, which well exceeded the statewide median of $52,205.

Mountains and desert separate Henderson from Lake Mead Recreation area, but the distance is short enough, just a mile, for this to be a major attraction for residents and visitors alike. Henderson has many parks and recreational areas, as well as its fair share of dining and shopping venues and casinos.

Henderson Educational Opportunities

The largest educational institution in Henderson, Nevada State College, had approximately 3,500 students as of Fall 2014. This public college awards bachelor's degrees in business, education, liberal arts and nursing, among other fields.

At Roseman University of Health Sciences, a private school in Henderson, students can earn bachelor's degrees in nursing and doctoral degrees in dentistry, medicine and pharmacy. The university also features a Master of Business Administration program and several continuing education opportunities.

Also in Henderson, Touro University Nevada has a physician assistant program. Students at this private school also can pursue master's degrees in outdoor education, general education or occupational therapy, as well as doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine or physical therapy. Additionally, nursing programs are offered on the bachelor's and doctoral levels.

Henderson Economy and Industry

Henderson's transportation links make this city an attractive location for new businesses, and the city government keeps property and other local taxes low to encourage expansion of industry. Tourism is a major industry in Henderson, with Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino, M Resort Spa Casino and hotel and casino Sunset Station among the city's employers.

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