Best Colleges in Nevada by Salary Potential

Don’t gamble with your future. Before you enroll, find out which universities have the highest-paid college graduates by school in Nevada.

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RankSchool NameSchool TypeEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
% High Meaning
% STEM Degrees
Rank:1School Name:University of Nevada-RenoSchool Type:Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$59,200Mid-Career Pay:$106,900% High Meaning:50%% STEM Degrees:26%
Rank:2School Name:University of Nevada-Las VegasSchool Type:Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$56,100Mid-Career Pay:$99,100% High Meaning:48%% STEM Degrees:14%
Rank:3School Name:Sierra Nevada UniversitySchool Type:Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$56,300Mid-Career Pay:$93,400% High Meaning:41%% STEM Degrees:2%
Rank:4School Name:Great Basin CollegeSchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$51,400Mid-Career Pay:$85,100% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:2%

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If you’re considering attending a college in The Silver State, you’ll never be far from Sin City, Las Vegas. Be sure to check out our list of the best career colleges in Nevada to make sure you don’t feel like you’re making a gamble.

Two universities in Nevada included in Payscale’s College Salary Report are UNR and UNLV. Many graduates from Nevada’s colleges go on to work in careers in the Aerospace and Defense; Agriculture; Information Technology; Energy; Health Care; Logistics and Operations; Manufacturing; Mining; and of course: Tourism, and Gaming and Hospitality industries.

Popular employers for Nebraska graduates include some of the names you’ve seen in all those George Clooney movies: from MGM Grand Las Vegas, to Las Vegas Sands Corp; then there’s a US Air Force Base; back to the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino; Wynn Las Vegas LLC; Caesars Palace; Amcheck Inc-Las Vegas, and Flamingo Las Vegas.

On the other side of things, there’s always the Las Vegas Metro Police Dept., but if that’s not for you then maybe head over to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.