Best Associate Programs in Nevada

For many students, the associate degree is a first step on the way to a four-year degree. In addition, some people find that associate degrees enable them to advance in their careers. There can be a lot of savings in Nevada when you pursue an associate degree rather than a four-year degree. Graduating takes two years or less, as well.

There is often a significant difference in earnings between high school diploma-holders and associate degree-holders in Nevada. Nevada’s 1,289,190 workers earn a median annual wage of $37,900, or $18.22 per hour. Bottom earners in Nevada earn $22,600, while high earners earn $96,230.

Here is a ranking of the best associate degrees in Nevada. This will hopefully help you decide which program is right for you.

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    #1

    The Art Institute of Las Vegas

    Henderson, NV

    Graduation Rate

    Not Provided

    Enrollment

    Not Provided

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $17316

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $17316

    From its Henderson, Nevada campus, The Art Institute of Las Vegas offers 26 program options for students. Degree-seekers enroll in top-ranked programs that offer a rigorous course of study. The average student-to-instructor ratio is unknown. The average amount of aid awarded to students is unknown. Data on the graduation rate is currently unavailable. Job seekers often benefit from hands-on experience, which makes them more competitive job candidates. We do not currently have data on the school's admission rate. Some programs no longer require standardized tests for admission. The admissions office provides more information about application requirements and start dates.

    #2

    Truckee Meadows Community College

    Reno, NV

    Graduation Rate

    31%

    Enrollment

    11,316

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $2766

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $9956

    From its campus in Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College enrolls students in 149 programs. The institution offers top-ranked programs that provide a rigorous course of study. The average student-to-teacher ratio is unknown. The amount of aid students receive on average is not currently known. The school reports a 31% graduation rate. The institution understands that hands-on experience makes graduates more competitive in the job market. The rate of admission for the school is unknown. Some programs offer a waiver for standardized test scores. The admissions office provides more information about application requirements.

    #3

    Las Vegas College

    Henderson, NV

    Graduation Rate

    65%

    Enrollment

    172

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $14202

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $14202

    Located in Henderson, Nevada, Las Vegas College grants college degrees as a private institution. With both academic and technical programs, the school helps learners reach their professional goals. The institution offers coursework that gives students the chance to gain relevant knowledge and skills. Some applicants qualify for a waiver for standardized test scores. A waiver makes it easier to apply. The school supports learners with tutoring and career services. The cost per credit is unknown. The accredited school qualifies for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. Las Vegas College has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

    #4

    Great Basin College

    Elko, NV

    Graduation Rate

    42%

    Enrollment

    3,852

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $3248

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $10603

    A public institution located in Elko, Nevada, Great Basin College educates students through multiple programs. The school's programs help graduates launch or advance professional careers. Learners benefit from academically rigorous programs at an affordable price. Students can enroll in nationally ranked programs. Information on the school's cost per credit is unavailable. As an accredited institution, degree-seekers qualify for federal student aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. Learners at the institution choose from academic and technical programs. Based on their major, students take foundational courses, technical classes, and general education requirements. Great Basin College has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an independent accrediting body.

    #5

    Western Nevada College

    Carson City, NV

    Graduation Rate

    31%

    Enrollment

    3,702

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $3428

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $10618

    From its Nevada campus, Western Nevada College offers 67 academic programs. Learners benefit from rigorous programs that rank among the best in the nation. The average student-to-instructor ratio is unknown. How much aid students receive on average is not currently known. The school reports a 31% graduation rate for its programs. The institution understands that hands-on experience helps job seekers enter the workforce. We do not currently have data on the school's admission rate. Some programs let applicants apply without submitting test scores. The admission department can provide more information about application requirements and start dates.

    #6

    College of Southern Nevada

    Las Vegas, NV

    Graduation Rate

    12%

    Enrollment

    33,942

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $3652

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $10842

    A public institution, College of Southern Nevada grants degrees and certificates from its campus in Las Vegas, Nevada. Instructors draw on their expertise in diverse fields. Students who complete a technical or academic program may enter the workforce. Information on the school's cost per credit is unavailable. The accredited institution meets the requirements for federal financial aid programs, including the Pell Grant. Students graduate from the school at a rate of 12%. The school's admission rate is unavailable. The admission department can provide more information about application requirements and start dates. College of Southern Nevada is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an independent accrediting body.