More than 14,000 Graduate from Nevada’s Public Higher Education Institutions

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s seven public degree-granting higher education institutions graduated more than 14,000 students this spring, with doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees, along with numerous training certificates.

For Nevada State College, the 2021 graduating class was the largest in the history of the 19-year-old institution, which conferred 788 degrees to 764 graduates.

More than just highly skilled and job-ready, the graduates of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Nevada, Reno, the College of Southern Nevada, Western Nevada College, Nevada State College, Great Basin College, and Truckee Meadows Community College are culturally and linguistically diverse and strong in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Board of Regents Chair Mark Doubrava said the graduating class of 2021 showed great perseverance.

“The difficult circumstances through which these students have persevered during a pandemic cannot be understated. On behalf of the Board of Regents, I extend my heartiest congratulations to the Class of 2021 on a job well done,” Chair Doubrava said.

Chancellor Melody Rose added, “Despite the many challenges they have endured, especially this past year’s health pandemic, they were still able to succeed. I want to offer my congratulations for this tremendous achievement.”

About NSHE

The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting research 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. The System includes the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada State College, Desert Research Institute, the College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Western Nevada College.