University of Nevada-Las Vegas

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,747
3.93% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,834
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.95%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
81%
13,256 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
31,142
73.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
44.4%
1,648 Graduates

About

University of Nevada-Las Vegas is a higher education institution located in Clark County, NV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Nevada-Las Vegas were General Hospitality Management (520 degrees awarded), General Psychology (368 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (268 degrees).

In 2020, 5,992 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. 60.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,118 degrees), 1.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1519 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $7,747, which is $−20,882 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $7,747, which is $−20,882 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,834.

In 2020, 75% of undergraduate students attending University of Nevada-Las Vegas received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,747
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was $7,747. The cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $−20,882 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$11,834
2020 Value
4.59%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Nevada-Las Vegas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,834. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Nevada-Las Vegas grew by 4.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,445
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was of $10,445 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 1.49% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at University of Nevada-Las Vegas received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 17.2% with respect to 2019, when 64% 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.
4.95%
2018 Default Rate
249
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was 4.95%, which represents 249 out of the 5030 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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Admissions

University of Nevada-Las Vegas received 13,256 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.21% annual growth. Out of those 13,256 applicants, 10,740 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81% acceptance rate.

There were 31,142 students enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2020, and 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas has an overall enrollment yield of 41.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
10,740
Accepted Out of 13,256

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Nevada-Las Vegas was 81% (10,740 admissions from 13,256 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 4.21%, while admissions grew by 4.64%.

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SAT Scores

24%
Submission Percentage
1,022
Scores Submitted

24% of enrolled first-time students at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Nevada-Las Vegas has a total enrollment of 31,142 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is 22,861 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,281. This means that 73.4% 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 30.8% White, 29.8% Hispanic or Latino, 15.7% Asian, 10.4% Two or More Races, 8.01% Black or African American, 0.803% 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 most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.9%), followed by White Female (15.4%) and White Male (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.4%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,142 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is 22,861 and the part-time enrollment is 8,281. This means that 73.4% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2020 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 University of Nevada-Las Vegas was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Nevada-Las Vegas had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,607
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    9,289
  3. Asian
    4,876

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is 30.8% White, 29.8% Hispanic or Latino, 15.7% Asian, 10.4% Two or More Races, 8.01% Black or African American, 0.803% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.27% 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 Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 397 students (1.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1230 more women than men received degrees from University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is white (2,118 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1519 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is General Hospitality Management (520 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (368 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (268 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (271 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (62 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (260 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,796,550 people), Secondary school teachers (391,757 people), Education administrators (295,748 people), Social workers, all other (249,480 people), and Other managers (199,582 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (271 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (62 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (260 degrees), Education (772 degrees), and Psychology (406 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 University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (271 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (62 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (260 degrees), Education (772 degrees), and Psychology (406 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Elementary & secondary schools (3,020,260 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (386,905 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (348,700 people), Individual & family services (252,884 people), and Outpatient care centers (233,651 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (271 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (62 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (260 degrees), Education (772 degrees), and Psychology (406 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 University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Most Common
  1. 520 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 368 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 268 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was General Hospitality Management with 520 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,381
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,611
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,381 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which is 0.659 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,611).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 202 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in General Hospitality Management, which is 0.558 times less than the 362 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 362 degrees were awarded to women at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in General Hospitality Management, which is 1.79 times more than the 202 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 13% of students graduating from University of Nevada-Las Vegas completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is Female and Asian (60.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.667% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,118 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,519 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    866 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is white (2,118 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1519 degrees).

2.25% of degree recipients (135 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,259 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    956 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    859 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is white female (1,259 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (956 degrees).

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Operations

University of Nevada-Las Vegas has an endowment valued at nearly $307M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.4M (4.38%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Nevada-Las Vegas had a total salary expenditure of $862M. University of Nevada-Las Vegas employs 306 Professors, 247 Associate professors, and 207 No academic ranks. Most academics at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Male Professors (225), Male Associate professors(144), and Female No academic ranks (116).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are: Business and Financial Operations, with 467 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 384 employees, and Service with 356 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$307M
2020 Endowment
23.1%
growth from 2019

University of Nevada-Las Vegas has an endowment valued at about $307M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Nevada-Las Vegas grew 23.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.56M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $42.8M - Federal
  2. $23.9M - State
  3. $471k - Local

As of 2020, University of Nevada-Las Vegas received $42.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $23.9M from state grants and contracts, and $471k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$407M
2020 Salaries
4.1%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Nevada-Las Vegas paid a median of $407M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($862M) and a 4.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.79% growth from 2018 and a 22.6% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$106M
Instructional Salaries
1,026
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Nevada-Las Vegas paid a total of $106M to 1,026 employees working as instructors, which represents 26% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
306 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
467 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas were Professor with 306 employees; Associate professor with 247 employees; and Associate professor with 207 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas were Business and Financial Operations with 467 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 384 employees; and Service with 356 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was Male Professor with 225 employees, Male Associate professor with 144 employees, and Female No academic rank with 116 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

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