UNLV, CSN Present Institutional Metrics to Attain Strategic Goals

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents were presented with updated metrics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the College of Southern Nevada relating to their performance in the areas of Access, Student Success, Closing the Achievement Gap, Workforce Education, and Research.

The metrics were presented by UNLV President Keith Whitfield and CSN President Federico Zaragoza.

“The metrics associated with these goals serve as a gauge for measuring continuous improvement in the system,” Board of Regents Chair Mark Doubrava said. “The 2025 goals allow us to track our growth and improvement for the people of Nevada.”

Chancellor Melody Rose added the metrics help increase transparency and accountability for how Nevada’s public higher education institutions are performing.

“NSHE is committed to improving our state’s higher education system and these metrics will show what is working and where we need additional effort at our institutions,” Rose said. “I am encouraged by the commitment of our institutions to improve student access and success, especially at this moment of tremendous challenges to the health and financial stability of our communities.”

NSHE’s strategic goals guide all eight NSHE institutions in supporting the state’s growing economy with an increasing demand for an educated workforce. By establishing a set of five strategic goals, along with a set of metrics and benchmarks, aimed at increasing access, improving student success, closing the achievement gap, addressing workforce needs and solution-focused research the Board of Regents are aiming to move the needle on Nevada’s higher education outcomes.


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