Facts & Figures


Nevada State College is the only four-year, comprehensive public institution in the state of Nevada.

Established in 2002, NSC is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. NSC is the second-tier in the state's three-tier higher education system, positioned between the two-year colleges and the research institutions.

NSC places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Students are taught by faculty who serve as mentors and guides in classrooms with an average size of only 23 students.


NSC has grown to offer over 35 high-demand majors and minors. Curriculum is developed based upon the needs of communities in Nevada, business and industry, and the demands of its students. Top programs include nursing, education, business administration, biology and psychology.

Classes are offered online, in-classroom and as a hybrid of both.


Nevada State College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


Since 2002, enrollment has grown from 177 to over 3,400 in the fall of 2013. Nevada State College is considered the fastest growing institution of higher education in the state of Nevada.

Student Profile

Over 50% of NSC students are from culturally diverse backgrounds. NSC has been identified nationally as a Minority Serving Institution as well as an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution.

Approximately 51% of NSC students are of the first generation in their families to attend college.


  • 2,078 students have completed their baccalaureate degrees at NSC.
  • 302 students graduated during 2012-2013.
  • 80% of NSC alumni live and work in Nevada.


  • 154 full-time faculty and staff
  • Over 30% of full-time faculty are members of ethnic or racial minority groups.

Operating Budget

$18,500,000 (2013-2014 fiscal year)

Tuition and Fees

$148.75 per credit (2013-2014, Nevada Resident)

Campus Life

NSC offers over 20 student clubs and organizations covering areas such as athletics, academics, honor societies, and culture.


NSC introduced its official Scorpion mascot in 2012. Its name, Scotty, was selected by a campus-wide vote.


Opened in 2008, the Liberal Arts and Sciences Building is NSC's first permanent structure on its main campus. Other campus buildings include the remodeled Dawson Building, the Rogers Student Center Building, and the Nursing, Science, and Education Building.

Executive Leadership

  • Bart Patterson, President
  • Dr. Erika Beck, Provost and Executive Vice President
  • Kevin Butler, Vice President, Finance and Administration
  • Dr. J. Russell Raker III, Associate Vice President, Office of Development
  • Dr. Edith Fernandez, Associate Vice President of Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives
  • Jennifer Haft, Executive Assistant to the President

Academic Leadership

  • Dr. Andy Kuniyuki, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Dr. V. James Garofalo, Interim Dean of the School of Education
  • Dr. Neal Rosenburg, Dean of the School of Nursing

Faculty Senate Leadership

  • Dr. Joanna Shearer, Chair
  • Dr. Roberta Kaufman, Vice Chair
  • Dr. Chris Harris, Chair , Past Chair
  • Ms. Pamela Call, Secretary
  • Dr. Bryan Sigel, Parliamentarian

Student Government Leadership

  • David Cortez-Lopez, President
  • Yesenia Cuevas, Vice President
  • Jazmine Lopez, Secretary

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