University of Nevada-Reno

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,133
2.65% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$16,670
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.824%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
85.6%
9,398 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
20,945
73.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.8%
2,168 Graduates

About

University of Nevada-Reno is a higher education institution located in Washoe County, NV. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Nevada-Reno were General Public Health (353 degrees awarded), General Psychology (223 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (177 degrees).

In 2022, 5,294 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Nevada-Reno. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,949 degrees), 2.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1,083 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Reno is $8,133, which is $−22,017 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Reno is $8,133, which is $−22,017 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,670.

In 2022, 77% of undergraduate students attending University of Nevada-Reno received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,133
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Reno was $8,133. The cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Reno is $−22,017 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$16,670
2022 Value
1.66%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Nevada-Reno had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,670. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Nevada-Reno grew by 1.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,216
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Nevada-Reno was of $12,216 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 7.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at University of Nevada-Reno received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.32% with respect to 2021, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.824%
2019 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Nevada-Reno was 0.824%, which represents 28 out of the 3400 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Nevada-Reno received 9,398 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.244% annual growth. Out of those 9,398 applicants, 8,047 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.6% acceptance rate.

There were 20,945 students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno in 2022. 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Nevada-Reno has an overall enrollment yield of 41%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,047
Accepted Out of 9,398

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Nevada-Reno was 85.6% (8,047 admissions from 9,398 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 88.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.244%, while admissions declined by −3.12%..

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage (2021)
417
Scores Submitted (2021)

12% of enrolled first-time students at University of Nevada-Reno in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Nevada-Reno had a total enrollment of 20,945 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Reno is 15,477 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,468. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Reno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.9% White, 22.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.26% Asian, 8.16% Two or More Races, 3.68% Black or African American, 0.587% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.372% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.6%), followed by White Male (25.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.6%), followed by White Male (17.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Nevada-Reno in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,945 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Reno is 15,477 and the part-time enrollment is 5,468. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Nevada-Reno was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Nevada-Reno had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    10,666 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,778 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    1,730 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Reno is 50.9% White, 22.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.26% Asian, 8.16% Two or More Races, 3.68% Black or African American, 0.587% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.372% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 406 students (1.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 816 more women than men received degrees from University of Nevada-Reno. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Nevada-Reno is white (2,949 degrees awarded). There were 2.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1083 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Nevada-Reno is General Public Health (353 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (223 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (177 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Nevada-Reno, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (309 degrees awarded), Biology (410 degrees), and Engineering (432 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Other managers (500,586 people), Software developers (494,905 people), Physicians (491,546 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (372,853 people), and Postsecondary teachers (294,790 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (309 degrees awarded), Biology (410 degrees), Engineering (432 degrees), History (67 degrees), and Physical Sciences (101 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Public Administration and Social Service (309 degrees awarded), Biology (410 degrees), Engineering (432 degrees), History (67 degrees), and Physical Sciences (101 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (641,640 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (628,228 people), Computer Systems Design (565,163 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (487,989 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (475,369 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Public Administration and Social Service (309 degrees awarded), Biology (410 degrees), Engineering (432 degrees), History (67 degrees), and Physical Sciences (101 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Nevada-Reno.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 353 degrees awarded
  2. 223 degrees awarded
  3. 177 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Nevada-Reno was General Public Health with 353 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,239
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,055
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,239 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Reno, which is 0.733 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,055).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 131 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Reno in Computer Science, which is 6.55 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 331 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Reno in General Public Health, which is 2.74 times more than the 121 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 39% of students graduating from University of Nevada-Reno completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (72.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Nevada-Reno is Male and Asian (72.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.01% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,949 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,083 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    416 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Nevada-Reno is white (2,949 degrees awarded). There were 2.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1083 degrees).

1.68% of degree recipients (89 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,679 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,270 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    685 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Nevada-Reno is white female (1,679 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1270 degrees).

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Operations

University of Nevada-Reno employs 236 Associate professors, 191 Lecturers and 180 Professors. Most academics at University of Nevada-Reno are Male Associate professor (154), Male Professor (127), and Female Lecturer (115).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno are: Business and Financial Operations, with 410 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 313 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 291 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $157M - Federal
  2. $19.2M - State
  3. $3.34M - Local

As of 2022, University of Nevada-Reno received $157M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19.2M from state grants and contracts, and $3.34M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$331M
2022 Salaries
1.38%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Nevada-Reno paid a median of $331M in salaries, a 1.38% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$78.9M
Instructional Salaries
815
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Nevada-Reno paid a total of $78.9M to 815 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
236 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
410 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno were Associate professor with 236 employees, Lecturer with 191 employees, and Professor with 180 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno were Business and Financial Operations with 410 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 313 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 291 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno was Male Associate professor with 154 employees, Male Professor with 127 employees, and Female Lecturer with 115 employees.

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