Henderson, Nev. Nevada State College has seen its enrollment numbers rise by more than 25 percent since last fall. In doing so, the college has met and exceeded the state of Nevada’s mandated enrollment numbers for the fall 2006 semester.
As of the beginning of the fall 2006 semester, 1,950 students were enrolled at Nevada State College compared to 1,557 students at the beginning of the fall 2005 semester.
Our goal was to surpass the state’s student enrollment projections for the College and that is exactly what we have accomplished, said Dr. Fred Maryanski, president of Nevada State College.
Maryanski added that as the school continues to grow, it will continue to serve the residents of Nevada.
Students are finding our nursing, education, business and other programs a good fit for their needs, which is a promising thing to see as their education will have an overall positive impact on our entire community, Maryanski said. Simply put, Nevada State College is filling a need for students and the community.
Of Nevada State College’s1,950 students, more than 550 are enrolled in the school’s nursing program, and nearly 300 are enrolled in the institution’s education program.
Nurses and teachers are two of the most-needed professionals in the state. As of mid-October, the Clark County School District is still short 300-plus teachers even after recruiting almost 2,500 prior to the school year. Also, medical industry experts continually note the nursing shortage in the Nevada is in the thousands.
State Sen. Warren Hardy said the college is having a direct impact on the quality of life in the state and its importance will only increase as the college continues to thrive.
Nevada State College belongs in our community, Hardy said. The growth of the college over the last several years is evidence that its programs are needed, in demand and something we should all support.
Hardy added the success of Nevada State College will make other state institutions such as the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Nevada, Reno and the Community College of Southern Nevada even better.
The success of Nevada State College allows the other institutions of higher learning to better focus on their respective missions, Hardy said.
Nevada State College is the newest member institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college, Nevada State College offers four-year baccalaureate degrees in 15 programs.
The college opened its doors to students in September 2002 after the Nevada State Legislature determined the need for enhanced educational opportunities in Southern Nevada in 1997.
NSC, which is based on a 500-acre site in the foothills of Henderson, provides progressive programs and study areas for its students in cooperation with the University Nevada, Reno curriculum requirements, maintains a low student-to-professor ratio in comparison to a number of Nevada universities and colleges, and competitive tuition rates.
For more information on Nevada State College, call: 702.992.2000 or visit: nsc.edu.