The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) enrolls 33,000 students, offers 180 programs and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). CSN is a non-residential college made up of three campuses: North Las Vegas, Henderson and West Charleston with an outstanding International Language Center, world-renowned Culinary, Hotel and Casino Training Facilities and a Flight Training Center.
CSN has ACPHA Hospitality Management "Exemplary" rated programs in which students can study Casino Management, Culinary Arts, Food and Beverage Management, Hotel Management and Tourism, Convention and Event Planning and its Culinary Arts program is ranked 7th in the nation by Best Choice Schools. Students earning an AA, AB or AS degree at CSN 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 in leading programs such as Architecture, Aviation, Nursing, Engineering, Fine Arts, Computer & Information Systems, Marketing, and Physical Sciences.
Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World. With a thriving hospitality industry, the city offers students access to work experiences in a variety of entertainment venues, trade shows, conferences, and conventions, as well as world-renowned restaurants and casinos. Students and their families can also explore nature in Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston and Lake Mead Recreation Area.
There is no on-campus housing at CSN, but there is affordable off-campus housing. There are several apartment complexes near the campus that are within walking distance. The average cost for housing and meals expenses in the community is approximately $10,300/year.