By BVS Staff
Welcome to our best value ranking of online colleges in Nevada. Also see our ranking of best overall colleges: Top Colleges for a Cheap Online Degree.
Anyone interested in catching a show in Las Vegas or hitting the slopes at Lake Tahoe will have good reason to visit Nevada. But for college students – and online college students in particular? Well, their choices are limited. To begin with, Nevada only has 9 four-year institutions of higher education in the entire state. Surprisingly, a large percentage of these schools offer online courses. However, we could not include many of them on this ranking for a number of reasons (only online graduate programs, primarily associate's degrees, etc.). In the end, we filtered the list down to the selection below: the 2 "best value" online colleges in Nevada. Note that for rankings with 3 schools or fewer, we made the decision not to include individual scores due to a lack of data. However, the order of the ranking still stands as an indication of relative value.
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2. University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
At first glance, it may seem like the University of Nevada Las Vegas has little to offer online students. After all, the school offers just one fully online degree option for undergrads: the BA in Social Sciences. And yet, this interdisciplinary program packs a powerful punch by combining multiple topics from sociology, history, political science, and other areas of the humanities. What's more, the program's emphasis on analysis and "critical awareness" makes it a great choice for anyone pursuing a career in research or planning to attend graduate school. But it takes more than that to become one of the top online schools in Nevada. For UNLV, its true strength lies in the hundreds of individual online courses it offers across nearly every area of study.
In-State Undergrad Tuition: $6,943/yr
1. Nevada State College
What makes NSC the best online school in Nevada? Its popularity, for one thing. Although Nevada State College only enrolls a couple thousand undergrads, nearly half of them qualify as distance learners. And although the college does not offer any degrees 100% online, it meets the needs of nontraditional students in a different way – namely, through hybrid programs. Currently, the list of majors that incorporate online courses (Business Administration, Psychology, and Management) is fairly short. However, NSC is constantly expanding its offerings. In fact, the college recently introduced a new pilot program – the Evening and Online BA in History – that is committed to providing flexible study options for online learners and working adults.
In-State Undergrad Tuition: $4,738/yr
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