College of Southern Nevada

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Hospitality and Tourism, STEM

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 52+, SAT Eng: 480+

  • Social Media


The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is the largest higher education institution in Nevada, but you won't get lost in a crowd. CSN has three campuses, offers flexible schedules, and keeps class sizes small. Offering more than 180 degrees and certificates across 11 areas of study, CSN has something for everyone. Your success is our top priority, and to prove it we offer free tutoring, free career workshops, free library research help, and free writing assistance. Many CSN degrees and certificates have a work component where you gain real-life, hands-on experience.

No matter your goal - Your Future Starts Here!


The College of Southern Nevada is your gateway to the ethnically diverse and dazzling city of Las Vegas. Located in a valley, Las Vegas is surrounded by mountains and is home to the nation’s largest man-made lake. Students can enjoy hiking at Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston, skiing in Lee Canyon, and boating at Lake Mead. With the sun shining nearly 300 days a year, you will warm up to Las Vegas quickly.

Students First!

CSN wants you to achieve, succeed and prosper. This is what we do to make that happen:

  • We keep our classes small – Average class size is 20 students.
  • We provide free tutoring, writing services and homework assistance.
  • We employ success coaches, academic, career and personal counselors, and immigration advisors to answer questions and provide guidance.
  • We offer state of the art facilities and labs, as well as an Interactive Computer Learning Center.

Top Programs

The College of Southern Nevada 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 Aviation, Nursing, Engineering, Business, 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 the 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 between 52 - 60 iBT may enroll in CSN’s Pathway Program. This is a non-degree program permitting students to take major classes while enrolled in ESL classes. It is customized based on the student’s English proficiency level and upon completion of all ESL classes, students move into the degree program.

CSN is Nevada’s #1 Transfer College

Did you know that you can transfer to one of our partner institutions to earn your Bachelor’s degree after you complete your 2-year associate degree at CSN?

Yes, that’s right! When you earn an AA, AS or AB degree at CSN, the courses you complete here will fulfill the first two years of your Bachelor’s Degree with one of our many partners.

2-year degree from CSN + 2 years at one of our partner universities = Your Bachelor’s Degree.

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 us to a 4-year institution. 

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 Services helps you define your career goals through computerized assessments and career exploration activities. The Career Link system at CSN 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 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.  In addition to state-of-the-art academic facilities, CSN is home to a thriving athletic community. Students can get involved by attending sporting events in baseball, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

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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