2020 Best Online Colleges in Nevada


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, 15 different online master's programs including a Master of Public Health and a MSW, or an online DNP.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about Guide to Online Schools. To see all online schools in Nevada, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 $7,300 $84,700
#2 #2 $6,990 $77,300
#3 #3 $17,730 $73,900
#4 #4 $7,300 $63,000
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2020 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.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,300
  • Median Salary: $84,700
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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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.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

Online Doctoral Degrees (4)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,990
  • Median Salary: $77,300
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Las Vegas
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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.

  • Annual Tuition: $17,730
  • Median Salary: $73,900
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Incline Village
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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.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,300
  • Median Salary: $63,000
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Henderson
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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.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Nevada (14)

Nevada is far cheaper than other state options, ranking as the 8th most affordable in-state tuition rate, according to data from the 2017-2018 academic year. At a cost of $2,820 for in-state students, Great Basin College ranks the singular most cost-effective option in the state. For those out-of-state prospects, the school boasts a tuition rate of $9,793 annually giving distance-learning students access to seven bachelor’s degree programs ranging from social science and English to graphic communications and digital information technology among other degree options. Universities in Nevada combine affordability with quality education and, most importantly, a wealth of options for online students interested in a diverse array of degree plans.

At a Glance:

  • An array of scholarship opportunities for students from specific Nevada regions are available including The Doyle Foundation Scholarships which are available for residents of Nevada’s Washoe County. It is a need-based program with no other requirements.
  • As a state with large rural communities who lack proper access to healthcare, the Nevada Healthcare Access Program offers grants to people majoring in medicine including nursing, pre-med, and physical therapy students. Those that apply must agree to work at least two years in specific Nevada healthcare facilities.


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