University of Nevada-Las Vegas

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,517

3.82% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,432

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.44%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

82.8%

8,533 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

29,702

70.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

40.7%

1,188 Graduates

About

University of Nevada-Las Vegas is a higher education institution located in Clark County, NV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Nevada-Las Vegas were General Hospitality Management (468 degrees awarded), General Psychology (298 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (243 degrees).

In 2016, 5,367 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,395 degrees), 2.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (997 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $6,517, which is $-19,339 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $6,517, which is $-19,339 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,432.

In 2016, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,517

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was $6,517. The cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $-19,339 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$11,432

2016 Value

0.07%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Nevada-Las Vegas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,432. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Nevada-Las Vegas grew by 0.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,961

Room and Board

$1,224

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was of $9,961 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,224. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.787% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.49% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at University of Nevada-Las Vegas received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 31.7% with respect to 2015, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

7.44%

2015 Default Rate

368

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was 7.44%, which represents 368 out of the 4945 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 8,533 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.2% annual growth. Out of those 8,533 applicants, 7,064 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.8% acceptance rate.

There were 29,702 students enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2016, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas has an overall enrollment yield of 54.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,064

Accepted Out of 8,533

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Nevada-Las Vegas was 82.8% (7,064 admissions from 8,533 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 88.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12.2%, while admissions grew by 5.09%.

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SAT Scores

58%

Submission Percentage

2,239

Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Nevada-Las Vegas has a total enrollment of 29,702 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is 20,833 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,869. This means that 70.1% 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 36.1% White, 25% Hispanic or Latino, 14.1% Asian, 9.31% Two or More Races, 7.54% Black or African American, 0.976% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.266% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (17.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16.3%) and White Male (14.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,702 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is 20,833 and the part-time enrollment is 8,869. This means that 70.1% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2016 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 (83%), 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

  1. White

    10,735

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7,428

  3. Asian

    4,198

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is 36.1% White, 25% Hispanic or Latino, 14.1% Asian, 9.31% Two or More Races, 7.54% Black or African American, 0.976% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.266% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 741 students (2.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 845 more women than men received degrees from University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The majority of degree recipients at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are white (2,395 degrees awarded). There were 2.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (997 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is General Hospitality Management (468 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (298 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (243 degrees).

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 Public Administration and Social Service (310 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (57 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (205 degrees).

Workforce

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 Elementary & middle school teachers (1,968,357 people), Secondary school teachers (339,603 people), Education administrators (280,732 people), Social workers (219,231 people), and Miscellaneous managers (201,088 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Public Administration and Social Service (310 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (57 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (205 degrees), Education (624 degrees), and English (124 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Public Administration and Social Service (310 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (57 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (205 degrees), Education (624 degrees), and English (124 degrees).

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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 (2,942,905 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (358,537 people), Hospitals (238,438 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (152,920 people), and Individual & family services (152,864 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Public Administration and Social Service (310 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (57 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (205 degrees), Education (624 degrees), and English (124 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 468 degrees awarded

  2. 298 degrees awarded

  3. 243 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was General Hospitality Management with 468 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,261

  2. 3,106

In 2016, 2,261 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which is 0.728 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,106).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 216 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in General Hospitality Management, which is 0.732 times less than the 295 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 295 degrees were awarded to women at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in General Hospitality Management, which is 1.37 times more than the 216 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 14% 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, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (53%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is Female and Asian (53% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.52% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,395 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    997 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    621 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is white (2,395 degrees awarded). There were 2.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (997 degrees).

1.81% of degree recipients (97 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,348 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,047 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    612 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is white female (1,348 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,047 degrees).

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Operations

University of Nevada-Las Vegas has an endowment valued at nearly $202M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.67M (0.826%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Nevada-Las Vegas had a total expenditure of $546M. Of that $546M, they spent $281M on salaries and $546M on benefits.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas employs 328 Professors, 299 Assistant professors, and 245 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are Male Professors (246), Male Assistant professors(159), and Male Associate professors (144).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas are: Office and Administrative Support, with 467 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 350 employees, and Service with 322 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$202M

2015 Endowment

6.09%

decline from 2014

University of Nevada-Las Vegas has an endowment valued at about $202M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Nevada-Las Vegas declined 6.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $69.3M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $41M - Federal

  2. $13.5M - State

  3. $570k - Local

As of 2015, University of Nevada-Las Vegas received $41M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.5M from state grants and contracts, and $570k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$281M

Salary Expenditure

$546M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Nevada-Las Vegas had a total expenditure of $546M. Of that $546M, they spent $281M on salaries and $546M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Nevada-Las Vegas as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$281M

2015 Salaries

8.22%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Nevada-Las Vegas paid a median of $281M in salaries, which represents 51.4% of their overall expenditure ($546M) and a 8.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.38% growth from 2013 and a 3.29% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$92.5M

Instructional Salaries

948

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Nevada-Las Vegas paid a total of $92.5M to 948 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

328 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

467 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas were Professor with 328 employees; Assistant professor with 299 employees; and Assistant professor with 245 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas were Office and Administrative Support with 467 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 350 employees; and Service with 322 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was Male Professor with 246 employees, Male Assistant professor with 159 employees, and Male Associate professor with 144 employees.

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

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