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Nevada Schools

Academia in Nevada is a thriving field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in Nevada.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Nevada By Profession

500 444 396 468
108 119 106 101
542 537 505 474
499 532 532 517
941 986 987 1,028
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

In 2009 there were 2,588 higher education faculty at the 44 colleges and universities in Nevada, where in 2006 there were 2,590.

Thus, there has been a 0% decrease in the number of collegiate level faculty in the state.

Average faculty salaries in Nevada

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

Higher education faculty in Nevada earn $69,459 per year on average. This is more than salaries made by faculty in other parts of the US, which average $57,293 per year. And male faculty in Nevada earn more than female faculty by 9%.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Nevada

No data at this time.

Approximately 55% of Nevada's 2,390 college faculty members are tenured, while 18% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Nevada by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Nevada Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 2.79% 0% -2.15%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Nevada
  • Light Blue: National

Interestingly, in Nevada the number of part-time faculty has shrunk from 2006 to 2009 by 23%. Similarly, the number of full-time faculty in the state has also shrunk by 23%. This shows that in academia in Nevada, working part-time is becoming more popular.

National Vs. Nevada Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 7.57% -28.82% -23.11%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Nevada
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Nevada

No data at this time.

In 2009 17% of part-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background. In the same year, 17% of the state's full-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Nevada

No data at this time.

National Vs. Nevada Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 8.33% -11.42% -12.1%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Nevada
  • Yellow: National

Between the years 2006 and 2009, Nevada's minority faculty has seen a 3% increase. National statistics are consistent with this. Nationally, 788,996 higher education faculty were working in 2006. Of these, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background. And in 2009, 855,625 faculty were working around the nation. 151,691 of these were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Nevada by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Nevada by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Nevada Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 4.66% -18.68% -17.47%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Nevada
  • Light Blue: National

The percentage of women working in academia in Nevada has decreased over the past few years. National trends are inconsistent with this. On a national level, the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has increased by 9% between the years 2006 and 2009.

National Vs. Nevada Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 6.97% -15.53% -11.17%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Nevada
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Nevada Faculty employment by Gender

National Nevada
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 47%
Women 53%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Nevada


Inconsistent with the decline in the number of higher education faculty in Nevada, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has increased in Nevada.

Currently in Nevada, there are 105,414 undergraduate students and 12,221 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Nevada

3707 3859 3800 4527 4007
6495 6199 6789 6928 7069
158 155 502 650 823
2281 2038 2589 2470 2597
2490 2963 2705 3099 4656
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Nevada


In 2009, in Nevada, 6,399 students graduated from institutions of higher learning. Of these students, 37% graduated from bachelor's degree programs, while 18% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Nevada


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Nevada.

Retention rates in Nevada

Returning Students 52%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Nevada state, 52 of every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs return to school the following year. And only 43 of every 100 students who start an undergraduate degree eventually graduate. This is consistent with national trends show a retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Nevada

Graduation Students 43%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Nevada Students By Gender

National Nevada
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 43%
Women 57%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in Nevada is diverse. Of the 117,635 students studying in Nevada's institutions of higher learning, 57% are female, and 36% are from an ethnic or racial minority. National statistics are consistent with these numbers. Around the country, 58% of the student population is female and 28% belong to a racial or ethnic minority group.

National Vs. Nevada Students Minorities

National Nevada
Minorities 29%
Minorities 36%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Nevada

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  1. Nevada Business Schools41,244 Employed
  2. Nevada Teaching Schools35,548 Employed
  3. Nevada Engineering Schools20,869 Employed
  4. Nevada Law Schools19,050 Employed
  5. Nevada Art Schools17,968 Employed
  6. Nevada Management Schools16,604 Employed
  7. Nevada Criminal Justice Schools14,026 Employed
  8. Nevada Liberal Arts Schools11,800 Employed
  9. Nevada Hospitality Schools9,207 Employed
  10. Nevada Design Schools8,705 Employed
  11. Nevada English Schools8,541 Employed
  12. Nevada Nursing Schools8,246 Employed
  13. Nevada Business Administration Schools8,202 Employed
  14. Nevada Finance Schools7,817 Employed
  15. Nevada Construction Management Schools7,333 Employed
  16. Nevada Accounting Schools6,590 Employed
  17. Nevada Psychology Schools6,479 Employed
  18. Nevada Physics Schools6,286 Employed
  19. Nevada Special Education Schools6,240 Employed
  20. Nevada Chemistry Schools6,212 Employed
  21. Nevada Counseling Schools6,085 Employed
  22. Nevada Civil Engineering Schools5,922 Employed
  23. Nevada Biology Schools5,888 Employed
  24. Nevada Architecture Schools5,844 Employed
  25. Nevada Communications Schools5,817 Employed
  26. Nevada Radiology Technology Schools5,543 Employed
  27. Nevada MBA Schools5,484 Employed
  28. Nevada Music Schools5,390 Employed
  29. Nevada Human Services Schools5,343 Employed
  30. Nevada Property Management Schools5,307 Employed
  31. Nevada Drafting Schools5,262 Employed
  32. Nevada BSN Schools5,187 Employed
  33. Nevada Forensic Nursing Schools5,187 Employed
  34. Nevada RN to BSN Schools5,187 Employed
  35. Nevada Math Schools5,179 Employed
  36. Nevada Elementary Education Schools5,147 Employed
  37. Nevada Culinary Schools5,102 Employed
  38. Nevada Information Technology Schools4,978 Employed
  39. Nevada Educational Leadership Schools4,880 Employed
  40. Nevada Graphic Design Schools4,690 Employed
  41. Nevada Early Childhood Education Schools4,609 Employed
  42. Nevada Mechanical Engineering Schools4,366 Employed
  43. Nevada Human Resources Schools4,014 Employed
  44. Nevada Information Systems Schools3,975 Employed
  45. Nevada Political Science Schools3,803 Employed
  46. Nevada Sociology Schools3,803 Employed
  47. Nevada Public Administration Schools3,715 Employed
  48. Nevada Social Work Schools3,504 Employed
  49. Nevada Public Health Schools3,504 Employed
  50. Nevada Nutrition Schools3,416 Employed
  51. Nevada Journalism Schools3,152 Employed
  52. Nevada Hotel Management Schools3,144 Employed
  53. Nevada Visual Communications Schools3,143 Employed
  54. Nevada Restaurant Management Schools3,069 Employed
  55. Nevada Creative Writing Schools3,069 Employed
  56. Nevada Fire Science Schools2,810 Employed
  57. Nevada Mental Health Schools2,701 Employed
  58. Nevada Computer Engineering Schools2,682 Employed
  59. Nevada Paralegal Schools2,618 Employed
  60. Nevada Electrical Engineering Schools2,608 Employed
  61. Nevada Marketing Schools2,330 Employed
  62. Nevada International Business Schools2,269 Employed
  63. Nevada Dental Hygienist Schools2,247 Employed
  64. Nevada History Schools2,245 Employed
  65. Nevada Health Information Schools2,213 Employed
  66. Nevada Web Design Schools2,211 Employed
  67. Nevada Health Science Schools2,202 Employed
  68. Nevada Computer Science Schools2,194 Employed
  69. Nevada Biochemistry Schools2,119 Employed
  70. Nevada Biomedical Engineering Schools2,119 Employed
  71. Nevada Business Management Schools1,984 Employed
  72. Nevada Animation Schools1,949 Employed
  73. Nevada Computer Animation Schools1,949 Employed
  74. Nevada Video Game Design Schools1,949 Employed
  75. Nevada Small Business Schools1,914 Employed
  76. Nevada Interior Design Schools1,810 Employed
  77. Nevada Occupational Therapy Schools1,810 Employed
  78. Nevada Respiratory Therapy Schools1,724 Employed
  79. Nevada Surgical Technology Schools1,708 Employed
  80. Nevada Physical Therapy Assistant Schools1,684 Employed
  81. Nevada Sonography Schools1,684 Employed
  82. Nevada Ultrasound Technology Schools1,684 Employed
  83. Nevada Carpentry Schools1,684 Employed
  84. Nevada X Ray Technician Schools1,668 Employed
  85. Nevada Healthcare Administration Schools1,638 Employed
  86. Nevada Speech Therapy Schools1,594 Employed
  87. Nevada Film Schools1,481 Employed
  88. Nevada Video Production Schools1,481 Employed
  89. Nevada Physical Therapy Schools1,385 Employed
  90. Nevada School Psychology Schools1,385 Employed
  91. Nevada Sports Management Schools1,385 Employed
  92. Nevada Forensic Science Schools1,385 Employed
  93. Nevada Sports Medicine Schools1,385 Employed
  94. Nevada Veterinary Schools1,337 Employed
  95. Nevada Computer Networking Schools1,138 Employed
  96. Nevada Computer Programming Schools1,041 Employed
  97. Nevada Homeland Security Schools774 Employed
  98. Nevada Advertising Schools734 Employed
  99. Nevada Public Relations Schools734 Employed
  100. Nevada Supply Chain Management Schools734 Employed
  101. Nevada Criminology Schools734 Employed
  102. Nevada Forestry Schools734 Employed
  103. Nevada Web Development Schools356 Employed
  104. Nevada Emergency Management Schools211 Employed
  105. Nevada Healthcare Management Schools211 Employed
  106. Nevada Medical Billing Schools198 Employed
  107. Nevada Medical Coding Schools144 Employed
  108. Nevada Court Reporter Schools53 Employed
  109. Nevada Music Production Schools30 Employed
  110. Nevada Fashion Schools30 Employed
  111. Nevada Fashion Design Schools30 Employed
  112. Nevada Physician Assistant Schools0 Employed

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