Sunday, February 7, 2016


From the Office of the President

CSN President Michael D. Richards, PhD.

Welcome to the College of Southern Nevada, the largest higher education institution in the state. 

Our mission: The College of Southern Nevada creates opportunities and changes lives through access to quality teaching services, and experiences that enrich our diverse community. These opportunities range from our community college high schools to adult and developmental education to workforce training, and university transfer. 

In short, our mission is student success.

By enrolling at CSN, you will become part of one of the most progressive colleges in the country and embark on a life altering experience that will open new doors for you and your future, especially if you are a first-in-family college student, a student of color, economically disadvantaged, or a student needing renewed job skills for the 21st Century.

Founded in 1971, CSN enrolls approximately 36,000 students from 48 states and 59 countries and has over a million alumni. Most live and work right here in Nevada. In student satisfaction surveys, alumni praised CSN’s small classes, accessible faculty and flexible course scheduling at state-of-the-art campus facilities and convenient locations throughout the region. The college also offers 25 degrees and certificates available entirely online.

Our instructors provide a classroom setting that will open your world to new experiences, knowledge and skills that will help you excel in your field of choice.

Learning is the key to lifelong enjoyment – a bridge from one day to the next. Enjoy your time at CSN as we strive to help you succeed.

Dr. Michael D. Richards

College of Southern Nevada

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