University of Nevada-Las Vegas

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,159
2.64% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,159
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.53%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
85.3%
13,275 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
30,660
73.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
47.2%
1,769 Graduates

About

University of Nevada-Las Vegas is a higher education institution located in Clark County, NV. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Nevada-Las Vegas were General Hospitality Management (462 degrees awarded), General Psychology (412 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (330 degrees).

In 2022, 6,357 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,203 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1,714 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $8,159, which is $−21,991 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $8,159, which is $−21,991 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,159.

In 2022, 82% of undergraduate students attending University of Nevada-Las Vegas received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,159
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was $8,159. The cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $−21,991 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$13,159
2022 Value
0.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Nevada-Las Vegas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,159. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Nevada-Las Vegas grew by 0.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,471
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was of $11,471 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.46% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at University of Nevada-Las Vegas received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.49% with respect to 2021, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.53%
2019 Default Rate
73
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was 1.53%, which represents 73 out of the 4774 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Nevada-Las Vegas received 13,275 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.92% annual growth. Out of those 13,275 applicants, 11,325 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.3% acceptance rate.

There were 30,660 students enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2022. 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas has an overall enrollment yield of 38.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
11,325
Accepted Out of 13,275

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Nevada-Las Vegas was 85.3% (11,325 admissions from 13,275 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.92%, while admissions grew by 4.16%..

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage (2022)
369
Scores Submitted (2022)

9% of enrolled first-time students at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Nevada-Las Vegas had a total enrollment of 30,660 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is 22,662 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,998. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32% Hispanic or Latino, 27.2% White, 15.2% Asian, 12% Two or More Races, 8.8% Black or African American, 0.74% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.264% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (20.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (13.5%) and White Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.9%), followed by White Male (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,660 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is 22,662 and the part-time enrollment is 7,998. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Nevada-Las Vegas had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    9,819 enrolled students
  2. White
    8,346 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    4,651 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is 32% Hispanic or Latino, 27.2% White, 15.2% Asian, 12% Two or More Races, 8.8% Black or African American, 0.74% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.264% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 346 students (1.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,359 more women than men received degrees from University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is white (2,203 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1714 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is General Hospitality Management (462 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (412 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (330 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (226 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (276 degrees), and Protective Services (343 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Social workers, all other (275,516 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (265,103 people), Other managers (232,158 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (162,320 people), and Police officers (155,720 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (226 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (276 degrees), Protective Services (343 degrees), English (119 degrees), and Psychology (454 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (226 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (276 degrees), Protective Services (343 degrees), English (119 degrees), and Psychology (454 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Elementary & secondary schools (740,915 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (427,804 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (378,772 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (334,529 people), and Individual & family services (258,612 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (226 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (276 degrees), Protective Services (343 degrees), English (119 degrees), and Psychology (454 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 462 degrees awarded
  2. 412 degrees awarded
  3. 330 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was General Hospitality Management with 462 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,499
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,858
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,499 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which is 0.648 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,858).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 185 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in General Hospitality Management, which is 0.551 times less than the 336 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 336 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in General Hospitality Management, which is 1.82 times more than the 185 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 17% of students graduating from University of Nevada-Las Vegas completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is Female and Asian (61.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.396% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,203 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,714 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    968 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is white (2,203 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1714 degrees).

1.43% of degree recipients (91 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,237 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,139 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    966 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is white female (1,237 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1139 degrees).

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Operations

University of Nevada-Las Vegas has an endowment valued at nearly $363M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.72%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Nevada-Las Vegas had a total salary expenditure of 841M. University of Nevada-Las Vegas employs 301 Professors, 261 No academic ranks and 239 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Male Professor (223), Female No academic rank (148), and Male Associate professor (136).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are: Business and Financial Operations, with 480 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 356 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 339 employees.

Endowment

$363M
2022 Endowment
6.21%
decline from 2021

University of Nevada-Las Vegas has an endowment valued at about $363M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Nevada-Las Vegas declined 6.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.36M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $52.5M - Federal
  2. $24M - State
  3. $467k - Local

As of 2022, University of Nevada-Las Vegas received $52.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $24M from state grants and contracts, and $467k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$409M
2022 Salaries
3.18%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Nevada-Las Vegas paid a median of $409M in salaries, which represents 48.7% of their overall expenditure ($841M) and a 3.18% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$112M
Instructional Salaries
1,092
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Nevada-Las Vegas paid a total of $112M to 1,092 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
301 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
480 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas were Professor with 301 employees, No academic rank with 261 employees, and Associate professor with 239 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas were Business and Financial Operations with 480 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 356 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 339 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was Male Professor with 223 employees, Female No academic rank with 148 employees, and Male Associate professor with 136 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

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