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Schools Offering Education Programs in Nevada

Each year, roughly 2.5% of Nevada students graduate with degrees in education. Thus, Nevada's 10 education schools put out approximately 1,075 education professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nevada with a education program is University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which is located in Las Vegas. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, 419 students graduated from University of Nevada-Las Vegas' education program. The tuition rate at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was $5,808 per year.

University of Nevada-Reno, which is located in Reno, is the second-ranked school in Nevada that has a education program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 245 students graduated from University of Nevada-Reno education program. University of Nevada-Reno charged in-state students $5,561 in tuition fees per year.

Sierra Nevada College, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Nevada that has a education program. It is located in Incline Village. 132 students graduated with degree in education from Sierra Nevada College in 2010. The tuition rate at Sierra Nevada College was $24,515 per year.


Tuition at Nevada's education schools ranges from $24,515 per year to $2,243 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,464 per year. In 2010, the education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Nevada were:

  1. Sierra Nevada College - located in Incline Village, students are charged $24,515 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Northern Nevada Campus - located in Reno, students are charged $10,500 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $10,500 per year

The following Nevada education schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Great Basin College - located in Elko, students are charged $2,243 per year
  2. College of Southern Nevada - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $2,243 per year
  3. Truckee Meadows Community College - located in Reno, students are charged $2,243 per year

An education degree from a Nevada school... what next?

Postsecondary vocational teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, business teacher, and health specialties teacher are the professions of choice for a majority of education graduates in Nevada. In 2010, there were 20,560 education professional working in Nevada, including 230 instructional coordinators, 760 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 890 postsecondary teachers. The following counties have the largest number of Nevada education professionals:

  1. Clark County - 13,700 education professionals
  2. Elko County - 1,170 education professionals
  3. Churchill County - 1,000 education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of education professionals is expected to grow by 11% by 2018. There are projected to be 19,840 education professionals working in Nevada then. Of these 19,840 education professionals, the government predicts that 330 will be instructional coordinators, an unknown number will be postsecondary vocational teachers, and an unknown number will be postsecondary teachers.


education professionals in Nevada make an average of $59,165 per year. But, salaries for education professional can vary. In 2010, education professional made as little as less than $20,680 per year or as much as more than $154,600 per year in Nevada. The counties in Nevada with the highest average salary for education professionals are:

  1. Clark County - $60,125 per year
  2. Churchill County - $51,640 per year
  3. Pinal County - $49,632 per year

Education professionals in the following counties in Nevada make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Elko County - $47,780 per year
  2. Pinal County - $49,632 per year
  3. Churchill County - $51,640 per year

On average, the highest paid education professionals in Nevada were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $113,410 per year
  2. Business Teacher - $78,410 per year
  3. Education Administrator - $65,490 per year

The education professionals with lowest average salaries in Nevada were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $40,660 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $39,150 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Nevada statistics regarding a career in education and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as teaching or elementary education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Education in Nevada
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education in Nevada
  • Master's Degree in Education in Nevada
  • Doctoral Degree in Education in Nevada
  • Certificate in Education in Nevada

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 11,710 $49,450 -19.7%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 4,130 $49,450 14.4%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,150 $40,660 23.7%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 890 $50,850 29.0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 860 $113,410 8.9%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 760 $53,070 16.9%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 400 $78,410 -13.0%
Instructional Coordinators 230 $52,000 -43.9%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 180 $39,150 -35.7%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 170 $58,870 -29.2%
Education Administrators, All Other 80 $65,490 -63.6%

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