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The 13 members of the Nevada System of Higher Education(NSHE) serve for six-year terms and make decisions about everything from research budgets to teaching policies. Four community colleges, one state college, two universities, and one research institute comprise the state’s full brick-and-mortar higher education offerings, but there are also online schools in Nevada. Students are encouraged to voice any issues, concerns, or questions they might have to the NSHE, as they offer a wealth of resources for them to use. From financial aid to residency issues, it’s all detailed online.

Nevada System of Higher Education

2601 Enterprise Rd.
Reno, NV 89512
Tel: (775) 784-4901

The Growth of Online Education in Nevada

Nevada has recently made changes to its higher education system that are reflective of new priorities and in hopes of improving its national education reputation. After coming in dead last on various measures of online education, the state made a point to change its ways and make virtual education a top priority. Now, initiatives such as virtual high school classes and more are the norm and available throughout the state.

Distance Education Online Course Catalog

One of the first changes the state made in its quest to improve higher education and online education was to publish an online course catalog for students to use as a guide, based on the premise that the more students were aware of the online schools in Nevada and their distance education options, the more likely they would be to enroll. The degree lists 57 online degrees currently offered by the state’s colleges, as well as 15 certificate programs and 18 degrees that will soon be offered online. There is also a listing of more than 2,700 online courses offered by several state colleges.

Virtual High School

In Fall 2010, the Clark County School District began offering courses through its Virtual High School. Students don’t have access to just a few courses, but can earn full diplomas via this system. This has proved especially helpful when certain schools and teachers don’t offer the courses a student is seeking, and can mean making up courses when a student is behind, or accelerating the process to graduation.

The Career Outlook for Nevada Graduates

Statewide, Nevada expects an employment increase of 11.3% between 2010 and 2020, or annual employment increase of 1.13%, with many industries seeing growth far beyond average. Though national numbers show employment decreases in goods-producing industries, Nevada is an exception to the rule, as it expects an annual employment increase of 4.4% in natural resources and mining; 2.9% in construction; and 1.3% in manufacturing. The professional and business services, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality industries — due in large part to the casino and tourism business — are also seeing faster-than-average growth. Nevada college students may want to pursue degrees in environmental science, supply chain management, civil engineering, business, public health, or hospitality management to succeed in the state’s future economy and fastest-growing jobs.

Physician Assistants

Projected Increase:
39%
Employment in 2008:
270
Employment by 2018:
370

Athletic Trainers

Projected Increase:
33%
Employment in 2008:
70
Employment by 2018:
90

Occupational Therapists

Projected Increase:
32%
Employment in 2008:
670
Employment by 2018:
880

Industrial Engineers

Projected Increase:
32%
Employment in 2008:
360
Employment by 2018:
470

Pharmacists

Projected Increase:
27%
Employment in 2010:
2,400
Employment by 2020:
3,040

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Colleges & Universities in Nevada

Accrediting Agency: Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation & Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1164
Contact: (702) 651-5000
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 27908
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 2490 Paseo Verde Parkway
Ste 150, Henderson, Nevada 89074-7120
Contact: (702) 933-9700
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 1841
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 170 North Stephaine Suite 145
Henderson, Nevada 89074
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 951
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 1500 College Pky
Elko, Nevada 89801
Contact: (775) 738-8493
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3363
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 168 N Gibson Rd
Henderson, Nevada 89014
Contact: (702) 558-5404
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: n/a
Accepts life experience credits: n/a
Accepts AP credits: n/a
Number of Students: n/a

ITT Technical Institute-Las Vegas

Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 3825 W Cheyenne Ave Ste 600
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032
Contact: n/a
Website: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate degree; Bachelor’s degree
Accepts dual credits: n/a
Accepts life experience credits: n/a
Accepts AP credits: n/a
Number of Students: n/a
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 170 North Stephaine Suite 145
Henderson, Nevada 89074
Contact: (702) 567-1920
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: n/a
Accepts life experience credits: n/a
Accepts AP credits: n/a
Number of Students: n/a
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 1125 Nevada State Drive
Henderson, Nevada 89015
Contact: (702) 992-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3167

Northwest Health Careers

Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Address: 7398 Smoke Ranch Road, Ste 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89128
Contact: n/a
Website: n/a
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate
Accepts dual credits: n/a
Accepts life experience credits: n/a
Accepts AP credits: n/a
Number of Students: n/a
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Address: 3333 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; Associate degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 905
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 999 Tahoe Blvd.
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
Contact: (775) 831-1314
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 988
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology & Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 2350 Corporate Circle
Henderson, Nevada 89074-7737
Contact: (702) 369-9944
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 1250
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 7000 Dandini Blvd
Reno, Nevada 89512-3999
Contact: (775) 673-7000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 11601
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 4505 S Maryland Pky
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154
Contact: (702) 895-3011
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 27378
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: Reno
Nevada 89557
Contact: (775) 784-1110
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree; First-professional degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 18004
Accrediting Agency: University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org.
Address: 7455 W. Washington Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89128-4337
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3672
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 11 Sunset Way
Henderson, Nevada 89014
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree; Other degree; Doctoral degree – professional practice
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 4277
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, Nevada 89703-7399
Contact: (775) 445-3000
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 4277