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College of Southern Nevada is a public institution located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The location of CSN is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

9,431 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,203 Avg In-State Tuition

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College of Southern Nevada Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

CSN has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#122 Best Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CSN.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Optometric Support Services Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Nursing & Nursing Assistants Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Dental Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Value Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Allied Health Professions Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CSN has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Other Electrical/Electronics Maintenance & Repair Technology Schools College Factual
#1 Best Other Electrical/Electronics Maintenance & Repair Technology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Value Colleges for Other Electrical/Electronics Maintenance & Repair Technology College Factual
#35 Best Surgical Technology Schools College Factual
#56 Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Schools College Factual
#108 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is College of Southern Nevada?

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Contact details for CSN are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146-1164
Phone: 702-651-5000
Website: www.csn.edu/

Can I Afford CSN?

$3,203 In-State Tuition
12% Take Out Loans
18.6% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time CSN students paid $129 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $247 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,203 $10,680
Fees $675 $675
Books and Supplies $1,280 $1,280

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CSN, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $3,730 a year. That adds up to $14,920 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSN is 18.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

College of Southern Nevada Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,431 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29,965 undergraduate students at CSN, with 9,431 being full-time and 20,534 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 9,431 full-time undergraduates at CSN, 41% are male and 59% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of Southern Nevada students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 922
Black or African American 925
Hispanic or Latino 3,428
White 2,615
International Students 220
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,321

Geographic Diversity

Nevada students aren't the only ones who study at College of Southern Nevada. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 67 countries are represented at CSN. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Japan.

Online Learning at College of Southern Nevada

7,489 Took All Classes Online
19,704 Took At Least One Class Online
4.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 19,704 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CSN has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Nevada for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of CSN

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at College of Southern Nevada was $2,805 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $9,450. The following table shows how CSN is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Dental Support Services #1 #1
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist #1 #1

Online Growth Rankings of CSN

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at College of Southern Nevada was 4.3%. This is the #1,386 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CSN regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

College of Southern Nevada Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 509 0 0 0 509
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 282 10 0 0 292
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician 75 13 0 0 88
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 35 17 0 52
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 51 0 0 0 51
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 40 2 0 42
Other Electrical/Electronics Maintenance & Repair Technology 0 27 3 0 30
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 20 4 0 24
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 10 10 0 20
Carpentry/Carpenter 19 0 0 0 19
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 19 0 19
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 18 0 0 18
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 0 14 0 0 14
Surgical Technology 0 14 0 0 14
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 12 0 0 12
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 0 0 11 11
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 0 11 0 0 11
Laboratory Technician 0 9 0 0 9
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Management & Recycling Technology 0 8 0 0 8
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 0 8 0 0 8
Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields 0 6 0 0 6
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician 6 0 0 0 6
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 0 0 6 6
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 6 0 6
Welding Technology/Welder 2 4 0 0 6
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 0 0 5 0 5
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 0 0 0 5 5
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 0 0 5 0 5
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 5 0 5
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 3 1 0 4
Industrial Technology 0 2 1 0 3
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 3 0 0 3
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 1 2 0 3
Carpet, Floor, & Tile Worker 1 0 0 0 1
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 1 0 0 1
General Drafting & Design Technology 0 1 0 0 1
Surveying Technology/Surveying 0 1 0 0 1
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 0 0 1 0 1
Building Construction Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector 0 0 0 0 0
Glazier 0 0 0 0 0
Painting/Painter & Wall Coverer 0 0 0 0 0
Electrician 0 0 0 0 0
Mason/Masonry 0 0 0 0 0
Pipefitting/Pipefitter & Sprinkler Fitter 0 0 0 0 0
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 0 0 0
Telecommunications Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Occupational Safety & Health Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 0 0 0 0 0
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 0 0 0
Other Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 0 0 0 0 0
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0 0
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking 0 0 0 0 0
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 945 271 81 22 1,319

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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