University of Nevada-Reno

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,901
6.63% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,359
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.37%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
87.3%
9,644 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
20,722
76.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
60.4%
2,004 Graduates

About

University of Nevada-Reno is a higher education institution located in Washoe County, NV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Nevada-Reno were General Health & Wellness (344 degrees awarded), General Psychology (227 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (193 degrees).

In 2020, 5,194 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Nevada-Reno. 57.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,026 degrees), 2.93 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1032 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Reno is $7,901, which is $−20,728 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Reno is $7,901, which is $−20,728 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,359.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending University of Nevada-Reno received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,901
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Reno was $7,901. The cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Reno is $−20,728 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$16,359
2020 Value
0.652%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Nevada-Reno had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,359. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Nevada-Reno grew by 0.652%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,960
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Nevada-Reno was of $11,960 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 1.61% 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

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at University of Nevada-Reno received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13.8% with respect to 2019, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.37%
2018 Default Rate
139
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Nevada-Reno was 4.37%, which represents 139 out of the 3180 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Nevada-Reno received 9,644 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.4% annual growth. Out of those 9,644 applicants, 8,419 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.3% acceptance rate.

There were 20,722 students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno in 2020, and 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Nevada-Reno has an overall enrollment yield of 39.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
8,419
Accepted Out of 9,644

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Nevada-Reno was 87.3% (8,419 admissions from 9,644 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 88.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 6.4%, while admissions grew by 5.29%.

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SAT Scores

42%
Submission Percentage
1,409
Scores Submitted

42% of enrolled first-time students at University of Nevada-Reno in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Nevada-Reno has a total enrollment of 20,722 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Reno is 15,918 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,804. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Reno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.6% White, 21.3% Hispanic or Latino, 8.15% Asian, 7.43% Two or More Races, 3.31% Black or African American, 0.569% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.42% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.1%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.5%), followed by White Male (19.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Nevada-Reno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,722 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Reno is 15,918 and the part-time enrollment is 4,804. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno 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-Reno was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Nevada-Reno had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    11,319
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,413
  3. Asian
    1,689

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Reno is 54.6% White, 21.3% Hispanic or Latino, 8.15% Asian, 7.43% Two or More Races, 3.31% Black or African American, 0.569% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.42% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 768 more women than men received degrees from University of Nevada-Reno. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Nevada-Reno is white (3,026 degrees awarded). There were 2.93 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1032 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Nevada-Reno is General Health & Wellness (344 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (227 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (193 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Nevada-Reno, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (95 degrees awarded), Engineering (593 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (272 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 University of Nevada-Reno are Other managers (413,232 people), Physicians (404,136 people), Software developers (374,139 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (320,326 people), and Civil engineers (250,374 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Natural Resources & Conservation (95 degrees awarded), Engineering (593 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (272 degrees), Human Sciences (147 degrees), and Biology (441 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-Reno are Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Natural Resources & Conservation (95 degrees awarded), Engineering (593 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (272 degrees), Human Sciences (147 degrees), and Biology (441 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 University of Nevada-Reno are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (552,934 people), Computer Systems Design (437,976 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (434,810 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (428,763 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (349,314 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Natural Resources & Conservation (95 degrees awarded), Engineering (593 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (272 degrees), Human Sciences (147 degrees), and Biology (441 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-Reno.
Most Common
  1. 344 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 227 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 193 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Nevada-Reno was General Health & Wellness with 344 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,213
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,981
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,213 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Reno, which is 0.742 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,981).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 139 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Reno in Mechanical Engineering, which is 10.7 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 261 degrees were awarded to women at University of Nevada-Reno in General Health & Wellness, which is 3.14 times more than the 83 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 29% of students graduating from University of Nevada-Reno completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 (67.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Nevada-Reno is Female and Asian (67.2% 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, 0.649% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,026 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,032 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    360 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Nevada-Reno is white (3,026 degrees awarded). There were 2.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1032 degrees).

1.5% of degree recipients (78 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,705 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,321 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    630 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Nevada-Reno is white female (1,705 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,321 degrees).

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Operations

University of Nevada-Reno has an endowment valued at nearly $367M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.09M (0.84%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Nevada-Reno had a total salary expenditure of $703M. University of Nevada-Reno employs 255 Assistant professors, 198 Associate professors, and 177 Professors. Most academics at University of Nevada-Reno are Male Assistant professors (149), Male Professors(126), and Male Associate professors (124).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno are: Business and Financial Operations, with 440 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 370 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 263 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$367M
2020 Endowment
2.65%
decline from 2019

University of Nevada-Reno has an endowment valued at about $367M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Nevada-Reno declined 2.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $65.5M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $107M - Federal
  2. $20.1M - State
  3. $3.84M - Local

As of 2020, University of Nevada-Reno received $107M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.1M from state grants and contracts, and $3.84M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$336M
2020 Salaries
5.96%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Nevada-Reno paid a median of $336M in salaries, which represents 47.9% of their overall expenditure ($703M) and a 5.96% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.43% growth from 2018 and a 9.31% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$78.8M
Instructional Salaries
835
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Nevada-Reno paid a total of $78.8M to 835 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.4% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
255 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
440 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno were Assistant professor with 255 employees; Associate professor with 198 employees; and Associate professor with 177 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno were Business and Financial Operations with 440 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 370 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 263 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno was Male Assistant professor with 149 employees, Male Professor with 126 employees, and Male Associate professor with 124 employees.

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

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