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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We work to promote a safe and secure campus community at Nevada State College with security protection 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.


University Police Services patrols the NSC campus 24/7 365 days a year. For police assistance in the case of an immediate emergency or crime in progress, dial 911 from a campus landline or 702-895-3669 from a cellphone. For non-emergency situations, call 311 from a campus landline or 702-895-3668 from a cellphone.

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At Nevada State College, we recognize the importance of integrated and comprehensive management and response when faced with an emergency situation. For this reason, Nevada State College’s Emergency Management Team ensures that the NSC campus community is prepared in the event of an emergency.

The team’s purpose is to emphasize advance preparations and teamwork by internal and external stakeholders, establish and maintain effective lines of communication, and provide continuous improvement while delivering leadership in preparing and responding to all emergency incidents.

The team provides general guidance, organizational structure, and direction on preparedness and communication to ensure that the College is ready to deal with unexpected incidents to protect the NSC faculty, staff, students, and the greater campus community.

The team’s focus may also be utilized during major emergencies that occur in close proximity to our campus but that do not directly impact our physical facilities. During this time, we will coordinate emergency communication/information from the City of Henderson.

All faculty, staff, and students are automatically enrolled in the emergency alert system. Make sure you receive the latest notifications and emergency alerts! Learn more or update your information on the University Police Services’ website. And don’t forget to download State Safe, the official NSC safety app!


To provide a safe and secure learning environment for our campuses by using a community oriented policing model based on collaboration and professionalism.


To be the nation’s premier Higher Education Police Service.



Professionalism – We display honor, courage, and respect in all of our endeavors.

Responsibility – We are always accountable to our campus communities, each other, and our families.

Integrity – We conduct ourselves in a manner that is always transparent, fair, ethical, and legal.

Dedication – We consistently demonstrate a heart for serving others.

Excellence – We are committed to the implementation of innovative strategies to address community concerns.


Safety Resources

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State Safe is the official safety app of Nevada State College. The app will send you important safety alerts and provide instant access to many resources.