Henderson, Nevada (NV) Colleges and Universities

Within 25 miles of Henderson, Nevada, there are 34 public and private institutions. Get to know details about several schools in the area to help you decide which schools meet your expectations.

Colleges and universities in the Henderson area offer certificates and degrees ranging from the associate's level to the doctoral level. The information here regarding proximity, student population, net price, and graduation rate are drawn from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Henderson, Nevada

You can earn at least an undergraduate degree or certificate if you study within or nearby Henderson, Nevada. The schools that are the closest to Henderson are located within 23 miles of the city.

  • Nevada State College (within the city)
  • DeVry University-Nevada (7.0 miles)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (10.9 miles)
  • College of Southern Nevada (16.1 miles)
  • University of Phoenix-Nevada (22.8 miles)

Largest Schools Near Henderson, Nevada

All of the schools with the largest student populations situated in the Henderson area are 4-year institutions. Of these schools, two are public colleges, two are private, for-profit universities, and one is a public university. In Fall 2014, these schools had the largest student bodies:

  • College of Southern Nevada (35,943 students; all undergraduates)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (28,515 students; 23,803 undergraduates)
  • Nevada State College (3,555 students; all undergraduates)
  • University of Phoenix-Nevada (2,090 students; 1,709 undergraduates)
  • DeVry University-Nevada (414 students; 292 undergraduates)

Lowest Net Price

A school's net price is calculated by subtracting the amount of financial aid full-time undergraduate students receive from the total cost of attendance. According to the NCES, schools around Henderson had net prices ranging from about $7,500 to $27,000 during the 2014-2015 school year.

  • College of Southern Nevada ($7,527)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas ($11,424)
  • Nevada State College ($12,874)
  • University of Phoenix-Nevada ($18,708)
  • DeVry University-Nevada ($26,709)

Highest Graduation Rate

The NCES defines a school's overall graduation rate as the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who graduate within 150% of 'normal time' for their programs (for example, since a bachelor's degree typically takes 4 years to complete, 6 years would be 150% of 'normal time'). The specific graduation rates in 2015 for schools with the most graduates in the area are:

  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (40%)
  • University of Phoenix-Nevada (20%)
  • DeVry University-Nevada (17%)
  • Nevada State College (14%)
  • College of Southern Nevada (7%)

If you want to go to school in Henderson, Nevada, it might be helpful to assess your options based on details that include distance, cost, and school size.

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