Located in the western part of the United States, Nevada shares borders with Oregon and Idaho to the north, Utah and Arizona to the east, California to the south and the west. Carson City is the capital of the state, while Las Vegas is the largest city. Other major cities include Henderson, North Las Vegas, Reno, Sunrise Manor, and Paradise. Nevada’s total population was estimated at 2,790,136 in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Nevada is reported to be the driest state in the country, and, mostly comprises desert and semiarid land. It is home to the Mojave Desert and the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range. Tourism plays an important role in Nevada’s economy, especially the entertainment and gambling industry. Other key sectors include mining, agriculture, machinery, printing and publishing. Nevada accounts for about 3/4 of the gold produced in the United States. There are four Fortune 500 listed companies in the state, all of them in the tourism and entertainment industry.
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Nevada, contact the Nevada System of Higher Education.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|University of Nevada: Reno||Business,Education,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Nevada: Las Vegas||Business,Education,Security/ Protective Services||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Career College of Northern Nevada||HVAC Service Technician,Pharmacy,Welding and Fabrication||Private||>10,000||Request Info|