Best Online Colleges in Nevada

By OnlineU Staff | Updated 2/18/2020
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This list highlights the best schools in Nevada that offer online bachelor’s degree programs, and ranks them based on tuition rates and reported earnings for alumni. The top school, the University of Nevada - Reno, has the highest reported alumni salary at $84,700. Tuition is also quite affordable at just $7,300 per year. Students at UNR can pursue an online RN to BSN, 14 different online master's programs including a Master of Public Health and a MSW, or an online DNP.

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RankSchool Annual Tuition Mid-Career Salary
# 1 #1 University of Nevada - Reno $7,300 $84,700
# 2 #2 University of Nevada at Las Vegas $6,990 $77,300
# 3 #3 Sierra Nevada College $17,730 $73,900
# 4 #4 Nevada State College $7,300 $63,000
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Online Colleges in Nevada Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

#1 University of Nevada - Reno

  • Annual Tuition: $7,300
  • Median Salary: $84,700
  • Locations: Reno
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

The University of Nevada - Reno offers over 200 online courses each year, as well as 24 programs that can be completed entirely online through their 365 Learning Program. Online offerings include undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in subjects such as business administration, psychology, justice management, nursing, renewable energy, social work, public health, and addiction treatment. Several of their certificate programs provide state licensure. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters and can be accessed 24/7 through the Web Campus learning management system. Distance students can also use Web Campus to email, participate in discussions and chats, and access tutorials.

#2 University of Nevada at Las Vegas

  • Annual Tuition: $6,990
  • Median Salary: $77,300
  • Locations: Las Vegas
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

The University of Nevada at Las Vegas has a wide range of online degree programs and course offerings, including undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. Twenty-four total programs are available completely online in fields such as nursing, social science studies, health care administration, and urban leadership. All online courses are taught by the same professors who teach on campus in traditional classrooms. Online classes are delivered asynchronously so students can take courses whenever and wherever is most convenient for them. Students access course materials through the WebCampus learning management system. The Academic Success Center is available to online students and offers services such as tutoring, supplemental instruction, and targeted seminars.

#3 Sierra Nevada College

  • Annual Tuition: $17,730
  • Median Salary: $73,900
  • Locations: Incline Village
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

Sierra Nevada College offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs that can be completed fully online. Online bachelor's degree programs include psychology and global business management. Online undergraduate students take classes in six-week modules over the course of three semesters: fall, spring, and summer. All online master's programs are based in the field of education and include concentrations in administration and English language acquisition and development. Students access all class materials and interact with their professors and peers through the Canvas online learning management system.

#4 Nevada State College

  • Annual Tuition: $7,300
  • Median Salary: $63,000
  • Locations: Henderson
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

Nevada State College offers several options for students looking to pursue their degrees online. Students can complete many of their foundation courses online before specializing in various liberal arts and science programs. Nevada State College also offers an RN to BSN program that can be completed entirely online. The program requires 12 courses totaling 36 credits. Multiple start dates are offered throughout the year to accommodate varying student schedules, and students can choose from either a seven-week or eight-week course format. Remote students have access to online academic counselors and the full catalog of campus library resources.


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