College of Southern Nevada

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,203
3.89% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,574
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
13.8%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
29,965
31.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
15%
284 Graduates

About

College of Southern Nevada is a higher education institution located in Clark County, NV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of Southern Nevada were Project Management (12 degrees awarded), Fire Services Administration (11 degrees), and Respiratory Care Therapist (11 degrees).

In 2020, 5,137 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Southern Nevada. 58.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,731 degrees), 1.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1565 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Southern Nevada is $3,203, which is $−8,626 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Southern Nevada is $3,203, which is $−8,626 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,574.

In 2020, 44% of undergraduate students attending College of Southern Nevada received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 10% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,203
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at College of Southern Nevada was $3,203. The cost of tuition at College of Southern Nevada is $−8,626 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$7,574
2020 Value
3.36%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 College of Southern Nevada had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,574. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of College of Southern Nevada grew by 3.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,287
Room and Board
$1,280
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Southern Nevada was of $10,287 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,280. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.94% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
10%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

44% of undergraduate students at College of Southern Nevada received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.32% with respect to 2019, when 41% 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.
13.8%
2018 Default Rate
518
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at College of Southern Nevada was 13.8%, which represents 518 out of the 3754 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

College of Southern Nevada has a total enrollment of 29,965 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Southern Nevada is 9,431 students and the part-time enrollment is 20,534. This means that 31.5% 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 36% Hispanic or Latino, 28.4% White, 10.2% Asian, 10% Black or African American, 6.98% Two or More Races, 1.32% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.417% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College of Southern Nevada in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (22%), followed by White Female (15.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Southern Nevada, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,965 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Southern Nevada is 9,431 and the part-time enrollment is 20,534. This means that 31.5% of students enrolled at College of Southern Nevada are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at College of Southern Nevada was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), College of Southern Nevada had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    10,774
  2. White
    8,511
  3. Asian
    3,058

The enrolled student population at College of Southern Nevada is 36% Hispanic or Latino, 28.4% White, 10.2% Asian, 10% Black or African American, 6.98% Two or More Races, 1.32% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.417% 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 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% 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, 1,760 students (5.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 845 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 white (1,731 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1565 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of Southern Nevada is Project Management (12 degrees awarded), followed by Fire Services Administration (11 degrees) and Respiratory Care Therapist (11 degrees).

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 (501 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (543 degrees), and Protective Services (284 degrees).

Workforce

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 Registered nurses (1,315,154 people), Software developers (443,898 people), Other managers (199,768 people), Medical & health services managers (156,873 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (143,147 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Southern Nevada are Science Technologies (501 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (543 degrees), Protective Services (284 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (982 degrees), and Health (1,266 degrees).

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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, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at College of Southern Nevada are Science Technologies (501 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (543 degrees), Protective Services (284 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (982 degrees), and Health (1,266 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Southern Nevada are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,514,703 people), Computer Systems Design (531,242 people), Elementary & secondary schools (396,526 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (348,090 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (240,709 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Southern Nevada are Science Technologies (501 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (543 degrees), Protective Services (284 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (982 degrees), and Health (1,266 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of Southern Nevada was Project Management with 12 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,146
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,991
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,146 degrees were awarded to men at College of Southern Nevada, which is 0.717 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,991).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 203 degrees were awarded to men at College of Southern Nevada in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 2.28 times more than the 89 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 427 degrees were awarded to women at College of Southern Nevada in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 5.21 times more than the 82 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (21.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of Southern Nevada is Female and Asian (21.8% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 8.45% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,731 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,565 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    613 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Southern Nevada is white (1,731 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1565 degrees).

5.12% of degree recipients (263 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    975 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    945 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    786 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of Southern Nevada is hispanic or latino female (975 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (945 degrees).

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Operations

College of Southern Nevada has an endowment valued at nearly $6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.91M (31.9%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, College of Southern Nevada had a total salary expenditure of $244M. College of Southern Nevada employs 379 Professors, 80 Instructors, and 54 No academic ranks. Most academics at College of Southern Nevada are Male Professors (203), Female Professors(176), and Male Instructors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Southern Nevada are: Office and Administrative Support, with 219 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 124 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 84 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6M
2020 Endowment
7.76%
decline from 2019

College of Southern Nevada has an endowment valued at about $6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Southern Nevada declined 7.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.52M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.3M - Federal
  2. $4.86M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, College of Southern Nevada received $6.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.86M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$102M
2020 Salaries
6.08%
growth from 2019

In 2020, College of Southern Nevada paid a median of $102M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($244M) and a 6.08% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.34% growth from 2018 and a 1.12% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$39M
Instructional Salaries
513
Number of Employees

In 2020, College of Southern Nevada paid a total of $39M to 513 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
379 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
219 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Southern Nevada were Professor with 379 employees; Instructor with 80 employees; and Instructor with 54 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Southern Nevada were Office and Administrative Support with 219 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 124 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 84 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Southern Nevada was Male Professor with 203 employees, Female Professor with 176 employees, and Male Instructor with 43 employees.

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

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