University of Nevada-Reno

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,410
3.78% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$16,253
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.7%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
88.2%
9,064 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
20,993
78.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
57.6%
1,642 Graduates

About

University of Nevada-Reno is a higher education institution located in Washoe County, NV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Nevada-Reno were General Health & Wellness (387 degrees awarded), General Psychology (236 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (197 degrees).

In 2019, 5,093 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Nevada-Reno. 54.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,086 degrees), 3.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (946 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Reno is $7,410, which is $−21,090 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Reno is $7,410, which is $−21,090 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,253.

In 2019, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,410
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Reno was $7,410. The cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Reno is $−21,090 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,253
2019 Value
3.37%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Nevada-Reno had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,253. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Nevada-Reno grew by 3.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,770
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Nevada-Reno was of $11,770 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 7.59% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at University of Nevada-Reno received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.17% with respect to 2018, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.7%
2017 Default Rate
174
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Nevada-Reno was 5.7%, which represents 174 out of the 3054 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Nevada-Reno received 9,064 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.9% annual decline. Out of those 9,064 applicants, 7,996 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.2% acceptance rate.

There were 20,993 students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno in 2019, and 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Nevada-Reno has an overall enrollment yield of 44.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
7,996
Accepted Out of 9,064

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Nevada-Reno was 88.2% (7,996 admissions from 9,064 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 88.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −4.9%, while admissions declined by −4.83%.

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SAT Scores

45%
Submission Percentage
1,580
Scores Submitted

45% of enrolled first-time students at University of Nevada-Reno in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Nevada-Reno has a total enrollment of 20,993 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Reno is 16,427 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,566. This means that 78.2% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Reno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.1% White, 20.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.93% Asian, 6.93% Two or More Races, 3.28% Black or African American, 0.672% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.495% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.6%), followed by White Male (26.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.5%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Nevada-Reno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,993 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Reno is 16,427 and the part-time enrollment is 4,566. This means that 78.2% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2019 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-Reno was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Nevada-Reno had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    11,572
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,292
  3. Asian
    1,664

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Reno is 55.1% White, 20.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.93% Asian, 6.93% Two or More Races, 3.28% Black or African American, 0.672% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.495% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 422 students (2.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 451 more women than men received degrees from University of Nevada-Reno. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Nevada-Reno is white (3,086 degrees awarded). There were 3.26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (946 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Nevada-Reno is General Health & Wellness (387 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (236 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (197 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Nevada-Reno, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (609 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (90 degrees), and Biology (430 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Physicians (481,569 people), Software developers (469,900 people), Other managers (432,522 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (354,149 people), and Civil engineers (278,135 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Engineering (609 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (90 degrees), Biology (430 degrees), Human Sciences (148 degrees), and Physical Sciences (128 degrees).

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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-Reno are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Engineering (609 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (90 degrees), Biology (430 degrees), Human Sciences (148 degrees), and Physical Sciences (128 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (554,421 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (551,402 people), Computer Systems Design (503,380 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (478,683 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (343,860 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Engineering (609 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (90 degrees), Biology (430 degrees), Human Sciences (148 degrees), and Physical Sciences (128 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-Reno.
Most Common
  1. 387 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 236 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 197 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Nevada-Reno was General Health & Wellness with 387 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,321
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,772
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,321 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Reno, which is 0.837 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,772).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 155 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Reno in Mechanical Engineering, which is 6.74 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 255 degrees were awarded to women at University of Nevada-Reno in General Health & Wellness, which is 1.93 times more than the 132 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 26% of students graduating from University of Nevada-Reno completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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 (64.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Nevada-Reno is Female and Asian (64.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.487% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,086 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    946 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    369 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Nevada-Reno is white (3,086 degrees awarded). There were 3.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (946 degrees).

1.26% of degree recipients (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,683 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,403 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    552 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Nevada-Reno is white female (1,683 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,403 degrees).

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Operations

University of Nevada-Reno has an endowment valued at nearly $377M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14.8M (3.91%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Nevada-Reno had a total salary expenditure of $655M. University of Nevada-Reno employs 276 Assistant professors, 179 Professors, and 174 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Nevada-Reno are Male Assistant professors (168), Male Professors(130), and Female Assistant professors (108).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno are: Office and Administrative Support, with 390 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 375 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 275 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$377M
2019 Endowment
15.2%
growth from 2018

University of Nevada-Reno has an endowment valued at about $377M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Nevada-Reno grew 15.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $66.5M higher 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. $98.3M - Federal
  2. $20.4M - State
  3. $2.48M - Local

As of 2019, University of Nevada-Reno received $98.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.4M from state grants and contracts, and $2.48M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$318M
2019 Salaries
5.43%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Nevada-Reno paid a median of $318M in salaries, which represents 48.5% of their overall expenditure ($655M) and a 5.43% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.31% decline from 2017 and a 6.8% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$79M
Instructional Salaries
830
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Nevada-Reno paid a total of $79M to 830 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
276 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
390 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno were Assistant professor with 276 employees; Professor with 179 employees; and Professor with 174 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno were Office and Administrative Support with 390 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 375 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 275 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno was Male Assistant professor with 168 employees, Male Professor with 130 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 108 employees.

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

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