Nevada State College is the only four-year, comprehensive public institution in the state of Nevada.
Established in 2002, NSC is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. NSC is the second-tier in the state’s three-tier higher education system, positioned between the two-year colleges and the research institutions.
NSC places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Students are taught by faculty who serve as mentors and guides in classrooms with an average size of only 23 students.
NSC has grown to offer over 35 high-demand majors and minors. Curriculum is developed based upon the needs of communities in Nevada, business and industry, and the demands of its students. Top programs include nursing, education, business administration, biology and psychology.
Classes are offered online, in-classroom and as a hybrid of both.
Nevada State College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Since 2002, enrollment has grown from 177 to over 3,400 in the fall of 2013. Nevada State College is considered the fastest growing institution of higher education in the state of Nevada.
Over 50% of NSC students are from culturally diverse backgrounds. NSC has been identified nationally as a Minority Serving Institution as well as an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution.
Approximately 51% of NSC students are of the first generation in their families to attend college.
$18,500,000 (2013-2014 fiscal year)
$148.75 per credit (2013-2014, Nevada Resident)
NSC offers over 20 student clubs and organizations covering areas such as athletics, academics, honor societies, and culture.
NSC introduced its official Scorpion mascot in 2012. Its name, Scotty, was selected by a campus-wide vote.
NSC currently operates two campus locations including the 500-acre developing main campus in the southeast corner of the Henderson, on the foothills of the McCullough mountain range. The temporary campus is located in downtown Henderson.
Opened in 2008, the Liberal Arts and Sciences Building is NSC’s first permanent structure on its main campus. Other campus buildings include the remodeled Dawson Building and the Basic and Water I and II buildings.
The Nursing, Science, and Education Building and the Student Activities and Administration Building are scheduled to be constructed on the main campus by the fall of 2015. NSC plans to consolidate all operations to its main campus at that time, closing the temporary downtown location.