Aug 20, 2017


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.

NevadaNevada 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.

Top Reasons to Study in Nevada

  • Quality of Life: Nevada is a major recreation destination offering everything from glitzy hotels and gambling casinos in Las Vegas to world-class golf and ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area. The state enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually. A 2014 study by Livability rated the city of Reno the tenth best place to live in the United States.
  • Employment Prospects: Tourism is the major employer in the state, and students looking to enter the industry will find that despite a tough job market, Nevada has plenty to offer, particularly in the entertainment and gambling subsector. Las Vegas is home to many of the leading names in gambling and entertainment, including Caesars Palace, Wynn, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, and MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

Featured Colleges and Universities

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

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