College of Southern Nevada

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $10,000 — $15,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Arts and Design, Engineering, Hospitality and Tourism

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 50 +, IELTS: Band 5 +

  • Social Media


The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is one of the most popular colleges in the USA. With over 38,000 students, CSN is the largest higher education institute in the State of Nevada, and the 7th largest community college in the USA. That’s no surprise because CSN offers degrees or certificates in 180 programs – no matter what you want to study, you will find it here.


CSN is your gateway to the ethnically diverse and dazzling city of Las Vegas where you can shop, eat and be entertained 24 hours a day. More than 30 airlines fly in and out of McCarran International Airport daily and with the sun shining nearly 300 days a year, you will warm up to Las Vegas quickly.

Student Success

CSN wants you to be successful. This is what we do to make that happen:

  • We keep our classes small – Average class size is 17 students;
  • We provide free on-line tutoring, writing services and homework assistance;
  • We employ success coaches, academic, career and personal counselors, and immigration advisors to answer questions and provide guidance.
  • State of the art facilities and labs, as well as an Interactive Computer Learning Center 

We believe that if you are successful, so are we.

Academic Strengths

CSN is best known for its “Exemplary” ranked ACPHA Hospitality Management programs under which students can major in Casino Management, Culinary Arts, Food and Beverage Management, Hotel Management or Tourism, Convention and Event Planning. The Culinary Arts program at CSN has been ranked 7th in the nation by Best Choice Schools ( Students can also take advantage of leading programs in Architecture, Aviation, Nursing, Engineering, Fine Arts, Computer & Information Systems, Marketing, and Physical Sciences.

English Proficiency Requirement/ESL Program

A minimum TOEFL score of 61 iBT (IELTS 6.0) is required for admission into a degree or certificate program. There is no English proficiency requirement for the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. CSN’s ESL program is approved by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). It is a full time, credit bearing program that includes courses and practical skills for international students seeking academic success.

Pathway Program:

Students with a TOEFL score greater than 51 iBT but less than 61 iBT may enroll in CSN’s Pathway Program. This is a one-year, non-degree program which permits students to take major classes while enrolled in ESL classes and is customized based on the student’s English proficiency level.

CSN is Nevada’s #1 Transfer College

When students complete an Associate of Arts, Associate of Business or Associate of Science degree at CSN they have completed the first two years of a Bachelor’s program, and are eligible to transfer to a 4-year institution with junior level (third-year) standing.

Transferring is made simple and seamless between institutions within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Students who complete a degree at CSN can take advantage of maintaining their student ID and education history when transferring from a 2-year to 4-year institution. 

International students will be assisted by an International Advisor to transfer their SEVIS record out to the institution of their choice.

Want to transfer to a school outside of Nevada? CSN has transfer articulation agreements with institutions across the United States.

From a cost perspective, students who start at CSN on average save 50% on tuition and fees per year compared to university costs.

Career Services

CSN’s Career Service Center helps you define your career goals through computerized assessments and career exploration activities. CSN’s Career Link system offers online resume review and gives you the ability to post your resume for local and national jobs. They host several job fairs where international students can talk to agents from local businesses and even interview for jobs.

Facilities & Campuses

CSN is a non-residential college made up of three primary campuses: North Las Vegas, Henderson and West Charleston with an outstanding multimedia International Language Center, world-renowned Culinary, Hotel and Casino Training Facilities and a Flight Training Center.

Academic Calendar and Application Deadlines

Semester Approximate Semester Dates Application Deadlines
Fall End of August to Mid December July 1
Spring End of January to Mid May November 15
Summer Beginning of June to Mid August April 15
College of Southern Nevada

International Center - 6375 West Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas NV 89146-1164
P: 702.651.5820
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