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Study at College of Southern Nevada

The College of Southern Nevada, CSN, is primarily a two-year college, situated in Clark County, Nevada. It was originally founded in 1971 as Clark County Community College and later became the Community College of Southern Nevada in 1991.

CSN comprises three main campuses in the Las Vegas area: CSN forms a part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The College provides job training in over 70 career fields with more than 200 degree and technical programs.

The athletic team of the College is a member of the Scenic West Athletic Conference and a Division I member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. CSN also boasts the National Junior College 2003 World Series Champion men's baseball team.

Profile of College of Southern Nevada

Students attend College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, NV, a large city. The school is a public institution. College of Southern Nevada degrees go up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in hospitality and science and laboratory technician.

College of Southern Nevada Selectivity

Applicants to College of Southern Nevada appreciate its open admissions policy.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at College of Southern Nevada is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 37, 758 students at the school . A large number of students at College of Southern Nevada are 40 years old or older.

College of Southern Nevada Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of the College of Southern Nevada is to implement the NSHE mission by identifying the needs of the citizens of Southern Nevada and providing educational and support services to meet those needs in the areas of general education, transfer preparation, vocational education, basic skills development, adult education and community service. In meeting the needs of the community it serves the College provides student-centered services that recognize the uniqueness of the individual, demonstrate excellence, utilize up-to-date facilities, emphasize comprehensive use of technology, and rely upon the collaborative efforts of the College, the students and the community. "

College of Southern Nevada Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts494general studies, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, English, social services, anthropology, political science
Business and Management235business management, accounting technology, international business, banking, managerial economics, customer service management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine210registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Medical Support and Technology130dental hygienist, sonography and ultrasound tech, dental assistant, respiratory care tech, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, surgical tech, mental health services tech, . . .
Science and Laboratory Technician110science tech
Hospitality91hotel management, tourism and travel, restaurant and food services management, hospitality management
Education and Teaching85elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, special ed, education of hearing impaired, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood Education
Engineering Technician65CAD and design, electronics tech, environmental engineering tech, surveying tech, mechanical engineering tech, engineering technology, architectural drafting, water quality and recycling tech
Computer Science and Engineering51information science, web design, computer networking, network management, systems analyst, data processing tech, database administration, computer programming
Therapy and Counselling48psychology, physical therapist assistant, substance abuse Counselling
Security and Law Enforcement46criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, criminal justice and safety, juvenile corrections, corrections
Photography and Commercial Art21commercial photography
Mechanics and Repair21automobile mechanics, HVAC
Law20legal assistant
Design20graphic design, interior design
Cooking and Culinary Arts19chef training
Medical administration16medical records tech, medical office assistant
Construction Trades13construction manager, building inspector
Real Estate and Construction Management12real estate
Media11communication studies, computer typography, animation and special effects
Music10music management, music
Art Studies8art studies
Science7anatomy, chemistry, geology
Transportation6commercial pilot and flight crew
Landscaping and Horticulture5landscaping, ornamental horticulture
office and Administration5administrative assistant
Family and Social Work4child care provider
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4kinesiotherapy, occupational therapist assistant
Engineering3civil engineering
Production Trades3welding
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy

Contact: College of Southern Nevada

College of Southern Nevada

6375 W. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89146-1164

General Phone: (702) 651-4000


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