The Power

Ignites Prosperity

"We need a full-court press on delivering an educated and skilled workforce, which can drive the next economy." – Brookings Institution

Will Nevada heed its wake-up call, take steps to diversify? – Las Vegas Sun

"The current economic slump has not been just a temporary reversal but a challenge to the state's traditional growth model—one that has revealed an economy over-dependent on consumption sectors, prone to booms and busts, and too little invested in innovation and economic diversification." – Brookings Institution

The Key's to Nevada's Prosperity

Three local business leaders, and alums share their thoughts on UNLV's role in Nevada's prosperity.

Transforms Lives

John Starkey
didn't know how to escape small-town poverty. UNLV inspired him to dream even bigger.

Karla Washington
wanted more than no-benefit jobs. At UNLV she found direction and a career.

Gives Back

Big Dreams. Small Packages.

UNLV's Adopt-A-School program helps kids realize that a higher education is attainable.

Teaching the Basics of Science
The UNLV VISIONS Summer Institute ignites enthusiasm about science in local elementary teachers.

Free Classes to Help You Understand Legal Issues
Legal education classes help community members with a variety of issues, including bankruptcy, foreclosure mediation, and family law.

UNLV Highlights

  • UNLV‘s 100,000th degree was awarded to senior Emily Tamadonfar at December 2011 commencement. A biology major with a perfect GPA, she also was recognized as an outstanding graduate at the ceremony.
  • U.S. News & World Report placed UNLV at No. 12 in its ranking of most popular national universities by yield – the percentage of applicants accepted by a college who chose to enroll at that institution in the fall.
  • Through its Adopt-A-School program, UNLV reaches out annually to nearly 2,000 students attending five local elementary schools whose student population is deemed to be at-risk.

Learn more about UNLV »


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  • UNLV: The global university. Right in your backyard.
  • UNLV: Top Degree Producer In Nevada
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