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

    28%

    Enrollment

    10,249

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $2562

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $10039

    Located in Reno, Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College grants college degrees as a public institution. With both academic and technical programs, the college helps learners reach their educational goals. The institution's degree and certificate programs offer coursework that allows students to strengthen their skills. Some applicants qualify for a waiver for standardized test scores. These policies make it easier to enroll. Learners benefit from support services like tutoring and career counseling. The school's average cost per credit is unknown. At the accredited school, learners qualify for federal student aid programs. Truckee Meadows Community College holds accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

    #3

    Las Vegas College

    Henderson, NV

    Graduation Rate

    58%

    Enrollment

    399

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $14247

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $14247

    A private institution located in Henderson, Nevada, Las Vegas College enrolls students in several programs. Students leave the school with credentials that prepare them for the workplace. The institution provides academically rigorous programs at an affordable price. Many of the school's programs appear in national rankings. Information on the school's cost per credit is unavailable. Degree-seekers attending the accredited institution may qualify for federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. The school offers both academic and technical programs. Students complete fundamentals courses, technical classes, and general education requirements depending on their program. Las Vegas College has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

    #4

    Great Basin College

    Elko, NV

    Graduation Rate

    43%

    Enrollment

    3,772

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $3428

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $10219

    Great Basin College is a public institution located in Elko, Nevada. Degree-seekers take courses with experts in diverse disciplines. The school's academic and technical programs prepare graduates for the workforce or further study. The institution's average cost per credit is unknown. Students at the accredited institution qualify for federal financial aid, including grants and loans. A total of 74% of students receive financial aid and 6% take out loans at the institution. The school reports a 43% graduation rate. The institution's admission rate is unknown at this time. Admissions advisors can provide more information about application requirements and start dates. The school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

    #5

    Western Nevada College

    Carson City, NV

    Graduation Rate

    27%

    Enrollment

    3,495

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $3203

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $10680

    From its campus in Carson City, Nevada, Western Nevada College enrolls learners in 72 programs. The institution's top-ranked programs offer a rigorous course of study. The student-to-faculty ratio at the institution is 18-to-1. According to the institution, 88% of students receive some form of financial aid. The public school reports a graduation rate of 27%. The institution understands that hands-on experience helps job seekers enter the workforce. The institution's admission rate is unknown at this time. Some programs offer a waiver for standardized test scores. Prospective applicants can contact the admissions office for more information about applying.

    #6

    College of Southern Nevada

    Las Vegas, NV

    Graduation Rate

    15%

    Enrollment

    29,965

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $3203

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $10680

    College of Southern Nevada, which offers programs from its Las Vegas, Nevada campus, often ranks among the top schools. Instructors draw on their expertise in diverse fields. The school offers academic and technical tracks to help students meet a variety of professional goals. Academic programs can take anywhere from a few months to several years to complete, depending on degree or certificate type. Some programs offer a waiver for standardized test scores. Students may find it easier to apply without a test score requirement. Admission advisors can help applicants complete the process. Financial aid helps students cover the cost of their degree or certificate. The school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.