The College of Southern Nevada
) is primarily a two-year college
in Clark County
, with one four-year degree in Dental Hygiene
. The school is the largest public higher education institution in Nevada and the third largest of its kind in the nation. It is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education
Founded in 1971 as Clark County Community College
, the school became Community College of Southern Nevada
in 1991. On March 16, 2007, the Board of Regents
of the Nevada System of Higher Education voted to change the name of the school to its current name College of Southern Nevada
effective July 1, 2007.
The college has the most diverse student body in Nevada, serving half the state's minority population along with more than 700 international students from more than 60 countries. In fall 2007, 44.8 percent of students were Caucasian, 20.8 percent Hispanic, 10.8 percent Asian and 10.1 percent African American. Nationally the college enrolls students from 48 states in more than 3,000 classes each semester.
The majority of students, 74.1 percent or 28,880, attend part time and 25.9 percent or 10,110 students attend full... Read More