These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Nevada For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Nevada has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in NV, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Nevada.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Nevada:

  1. University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  2. University of Nevada-Reno
  3. Sierra Nevada College
  4. College of Southern Nevada
  5. Western Nevada College
  6. Great Basin College

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Nevada has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Nevada For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 6 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Nevada that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Nevada.’

1. University of Nevada-Las Vegas

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Las Vegas
Employed: 87.32%

2. University of Nevada-Reno

University of Nevada-Reno

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Reno
Employed: 86.73%

3. Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Incline Village
Employed: 85.39%

4. College of Southern Nevada

College of Southern Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Las Vegas
Employed: 77.15%

5. Western Nevada College

Western Nevada College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Carson City
Employed: 74.16%

6. Great Basin College

Great Basin College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Elko
Employed: 72.05%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Nevada

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Nevada, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Nevada by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Nevada

Rank College Employed
1 University of Nevada-Las Vegas 87.32%
2 University of Nevada-Reno 86.73%
3 Sierra Nevada College 85.39%
4 College of Southern Nevada 77.15%
5 Western Nevada College 74.16%
6 Great Basin College 72.05%
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