2021 Best Colleges for the Money (With No Aid) in Nevada
When pursuing a degree in today's world, there are many different options to choose from. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Nevada Schools For The Money For Those With No Aid ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.
Our analysis looked at 3 schools to determine which ones were the best for overall value for the money with no aid in Nevada. Quality is an important component in this ranking, so it is not just naming the schools with the cheapest price tag. Instead, it is identifying those institutions that offer the most value when taking their educational quality into consideration. Thus, one college may rank better than another, but the second school could have a lower average cost.
Our average cost calculation adds up all expenses, such as tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other expenses. So it is an approximation of how much you will have to pay out-of-pocket each year on average.
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Top Colleges for the Money (Without Aid) in Nevada
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Our analysis found University of Nevada - Reno to be the best school for overall value for the money with no aid in Nevada in this year’s ranking. Located in Reno, Nevada, the large public school handed out 4,101 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.
It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at UNR to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school for students who receive no aid is around $25,814. This means that the average student pays around $118,486 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNR. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.
UNR also made our Best Colleges in Nevada list, coming in at #1.Request Information
A rank of #2 on our Best Colleges for the Money in Nevada list means University of Nevada - Las Vegas is a great place for students working on their bachelor’s degree. UNLV is a public institution located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The school has a large population, and it awarded 4,307 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.
It takes about 4.9 years for the average student at UNLV to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,601 for students who receive no aid. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNLV is about $121,283. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.
UNLV also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges in Nevada rankings.Request Information
You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Sierra Nevada College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Value Colleges in Nevada list. Located in Incline Village, Nevada, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 91 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.
It takes the average student at SNC about 4.2 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school for students who receive no aid is around $53,000. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SNC be around $224,720. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.
SNC not only placed well in our value rankings, but it is also #3 on our Best Colleges in Nevada list.Request Information
Notes and References
*These averages are for the top 3 schools only.
- For our state-specific rankings, we use in-state tuition to calculate average cost. For our national and regional rankings, we use a weighted average of in-state and non-resident tuition.
- The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
- Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
- Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.
More about our data sources and methodologies.