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Las Vegas, Nevada (NV) Colleges and Universities

There are 34 schools within 25 miles of Las Vegas, Nevada. Take a look to learn more about how schools in the area compare based on location, student population size, cost, and graduation rate.

Las Vegas, Nevada, has several options for students interested in colleges and universities in the area. Here students can learn about different schools and factors to help them make decisions about their education by using statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Las Vegas, Nevada

Students looking for schools near Las Vegas have a few options. The five closest schools to Las Vegas are within 6 miles of downtown. These are all private schools, and four out of the five are 4-year institutions; only Everest is a 2-year school. Check out the following schools that are in close proximity to Las Vegas.

  • DeVry University-Nevada (3.9 miles from downtown)
  • Everest College-Henderson (3.9 miles from downtown)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Henderson (3.9 miles from downtown)
  • Sanford-Brown College-Las Vegas (3.9 miles from downtown)
  • Touro University Nevada (5.8 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Las Vegas, Nevada

The number of students attending a school is important to check out, since some prospective students may prefer a larger school with more opportunities. With a big variance in size, the school with the most students out of the five largest schools has around 33,000, and the fifth-largest school has about 1,000 students. These large schools are all 4-year schools. The closest of these five schools to downtown Las Vegas is about 6 miles.

  • College of Southern Nevada (33,313 students)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (28,600 students)
  • Nevada State College (3,534 students)
  • University of Phoenix-Nevada (1,396 students)
  • Touro University Nevada (1,306 students)

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Lowest Net Price

The cost of school can make or break a student's decision to attend, depending on his or her budget. The NCES uses a net price to compare the cost of the colleges and universities for full-time undergraduate students for the 2014-2015 school year. The three schools with the lowest net price are 4-year public schools, and the other two are private schools.

  • College of Southern Nevada ($7,527)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas ($11,424)
  • Nevada State College ($12,874)
  • University of Phoenix-Nevada ($18,708)
  • Everest College-Henderson ($19,686)

Highest Graduation Rate

Comparing the graduation rate of various colleges and universities can give students a better idea of how successful they'd be if they enroll. This rate is found using the number of full-time undergraduate students who complete their degree program within 150% of the normal time it takes as of 2015. Four out of five of the schools with highest graduation rates are private. The school with the highest graduation rate is a private 2-year college.

  • Everest College-Henderson (52% graduation rate)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (40% graduation rate)
  • Sanford-Brown College-Las Vegas (25% graduation rate)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Henderson (24% graduation rate)
  • University of Phoenix-Nevada (20% graduation rate)

After comparing some of Las Vegas' schools, students may have a better idea of what they are looking for based on location, size, cost, and graduation rate.


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