To identify the Best Colleges in Nevada for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Nevada anywhere.

Nevada is home to more than 50 colleges, universities and technical schools. Most of the state’s population resides in Las Vegas and Reno, so you’ll find most of the colleges in Nevada in these two metropolitan areas as well.

Even though gambling and the Vegas strip may be the first thing you think of when considering school in Nevada, the many mountain ranges, valleys, the Hoover Dam and the Mojave Desert offer a beautiful landscape for outdoor adventures during downtime between classes as well. However, if you stick around in the summer, be prepared to take the heat.

The Nevada System of Higher Education is made up of five public Nevada colleges and universities including top-ranked University of Nevada, Las Vegas, College of Southern Nevada and Truckee Meadows Community College. Other community colleges are located throughout the state. Private schools include Sierra Nevada College and University of Southern Nevada. A variety of career colleges in Nevada offer ample opportunities ranging from Pima Medical Institute, Las Vegas to Marinello Schools of Beauty, Las Vegas.

Regional Information about Nevada

Regional Information About Nevada
Major Cities: Las Vegas, Reno, Henderson.
Attractions: Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon.
Cost of Living: Best Places Nevada Cost of Living
Popular Schools: University of Nevada-Reno, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada State College

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Nevada takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. University of Nevada - Reno
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  2. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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  3. Nevada State College
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  4. Great Basin College
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  5. College of Southern Nevada
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  6. The Art Institute of Las Vegas
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  7. Western Nevada College
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  8. Sierra Nevada College
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  9. University of Phoenix - Las Vegas
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  10. Roseman University of Health Sciences
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  11. DeVry University - Nevada
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  12. Touro University - Nevada
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