Nevada System of Higher Education

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Address: 4300 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States

Nevada System of Higher Education was established in 1968 to oversee all state-supported higher education in the United States state of Nevada. The formerly name was the University and Community College System of Nevada “UCCSN”. In 2004, the name was changed. The System comprises two doctoral-granting research universities, one state college, four community colleges, and one research institute.

An Elected Board of Regents is responsible for the governance of the institutions relating the Nevada System of Higher Education. The Board holds eight regular meetings each year as well as additional committee meetings. There are regular meetings that are rotated among the campuses and all of them are open to the public.

There are three programs by this system; four-year, two-year, and graduate only.

  • Four-year

University of Nevada, reno (the oldest university in the state), University of Nevada, Las Vegas (the second four-year university in the state to be founded), and Nevada State College.

  • Two-year

There are some university such as College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Western Nevada College.

  • Graduate only

Desert Research Institute is a heavily research-oriented institution that focuses on atmospheric sciences and hydrologic science.