Nevada State College Recognized as One of the Safest College Campuses in America

Nevada State College has been recognized as one the safest four-year colleges in America and recently implemented the State Safe mobile safety app which will allow Nevada State College students access to multiple University Police services.

According to’s 2020 Safest College Campuses in America, Nevada State College ranked 19 out of 1,362 colleges and universities.’s ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews by using data from the U.S. Department of Education. The results of the survey considered several factors including campus crime rate, local crime grade, alcohol-related arrests, drug related arrests and more.

To continue to promote a safe campus, Nevada State College also launched State Safe, a mobile safety app that will allow students to easily access University Police services for any emergency or crime as well as COVID-19 updates. The app will also feature mental health resources as well as Friend Walk, a feature that allows you to share your location with a friend while on campus.

“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is of the upmost importance and we continually look for new ways to improve our services and resources by listening to the feedback of our campus community,” said Edith Fernández, Ph.D., Vice President of College and Community Engagement. “The University Police and our entire campus community are committed to looking out for each other. The addition of the State Safe mobile app is a wonderful tool to enhance safety efforts on our growing campus.”

Nevada State College currently has more than 5,500 students enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year and will continue to expand its health and safety resources as the campus community grows and evolves.

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Nevada State College Joins Interstate Passport Network

Nevada State College has joined the Interstate Passport Network, the national program of two- and four-year colleges and universities that streamlines the transfer process for students. NS becomes the 57th member of the Network, signing up with two other Nevada institutions: University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College.

“Transferring between institutions can be a complex and time-consuming process, particularly when each class must be evaluated individually” said Vickie Rutledge Shields, Provost and Executive Vice President. “We’re impressed by the simplicity and standardization that Interstate Passport offers – it will be a tremendous benefit for our diverse population of students.”

The Interstate Passport program was founded in 2011, and became fully operational in 2016. Students who earn a Passport, which encompasses lower-division general education and is based on learning outcomes instead of course-by-course articulation, can transfer to a Network institution in another state and have their learning recognized and general education credits accepted. Since Interstate Passport launched in 2016, member institutions have awarded over 38,800 Passports. All students from NSC who earn a Passport can now more easily transfer to any Network member institution without having to repeat or take additional coursework to satisfy general education requirements.

Nearly four in 10 college students will transfer institutions at least once during their college careers, and almost a quarter of those will enroll in an institution in another state, according to data from the National Student Clearinghouse. Until now, transferring between schools – especially across state lines – has been made more difficult and expensive by lengthy credit evaluation processes and loss of credit already earned.