Nevada State College Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid, Graduation Rates & More

Henderson, Nevada
Henderson, Nevada. Tobias / Flickr

Nevada State College Admissions Overview:

Nevada State College has an acceptance rate of 65%--around two-thirds of applicants are admitted each year. To apply, those interested will need to submit an application (which can be found at the school's website, and completed online), official high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores. Check out Nevada State's website for complete instructions and important information.

If you have any questions, or would like to set up a visit to the campus, be sure to get in touch with the admissions office as well.

Admissions Data (2015):

Nevada State College Description:

Nevada's first state college, Nevada State College was founded in 2002. Located in Henderson (just south east of Las Vegas), NSC has about 3,500 students, and offers over 35 majors and minors for students to choose from. Popular choices include Nursing, Education, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. NSC also offers Nevada's first Bachelor of Science for education of the deaf and hard of hearing. Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of on-campus groups--ranging from honor societies, to academic groups, to gaming and fine art organizations.

Since NSC is a fairly new college, its athletic department only offers a few sports; an increase in teams and participants is sure to happen in the coming years. 

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,534 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 24% Male / 76% Female
  • 38% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,001 (in-state); $16,114 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,216
  • Other Expenses: $5,552
  • Total Cost: $20,769 (in-state); $31,882

Nevada State College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 31%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,507
    • Loans: $4,801

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Nursing, Elementary Education, Psychology, Business Management, Criminal Justice, English

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 42%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 4%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 14%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Nevada State College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://nsc.nevada.edu/18.asp

"At Nevada State College, excellence fosters opportunity. Excellence in teaching leads to innovative, technology-rich learning opportunities that promote the acquisition of interdisciplinary knowledge and skills.

Quality, affordable four-year degree programs open the door to career success and enhanced quality of life for a diverse population of students. Our graduates, in turn, foster the greatest opportunity – the promise of a stronger community and a better future for all of Nevada."