NSHE Holds First Ever Student Success Summit

The presidents of NSHE’s institutions adopted graduation and persistence rates and set goals (see below) for 2025 at the first ever Student Success Summit on Thursday.

“Today, best practices among our higher education colleges and universities were shared along with national evidence-based practices that have improved student success rates,” said Chancellor Thom Reilly. “Student Success must be at the forefront of thinking at all levels of Nevada’s higher education system, from our presidents to the professors in the classroom.”

Definition:  undergraduate, first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students who complete their program within 150% of normal time.  (Source: IPEDS)

2025 graduation rates
 20122013201420152016 2025
UNLV41.5%42.9%39.1%40.5%40.6%Target Rates:50.0%

Regents Chair Kevin Page said the institutions have adopted strategies to help students in danger of dropping out and getting them the assistance needed.

“The Presidents and Board identified the resources necessary to scale up or implement successful programs to meet their goals,” Page said. “The transparency of the Summit and the strategies and goals adopted will also allow for better accountability for our NSHE institution leaders.”

As an integrated system NSHE’s institutions, UNLV, University of Nevada, Reno, the College of Southern Nevada; Great Basin College; Nevada State College; Truckee Meadows Community College; Western Nevada College; and Desert Research Institute, can address all higher education needs from community college through doctoral and professional programs.

About NSHE
The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.