Welcome to the College of Southern Nevada

CSN is dedicated to the prosperity of our entire community, which we proudly declare in our mission statement:

The College of Southern Nevada empowers our students and communities to achieve, succeed and prosper.

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 doors and change your future.

Founded in 1971, CSN enrolls approximately 50,000 students each year from around the country. We awarded over 5,200 degrees and certificates in 2018-2019 alone. Students have praised our affordable tuition, small classes, accessible faculty and flexible course scheduling at state-of-the-art campuses located throughout the region.

The college has dozens of academic programs to choose from, including 26 degrees and certificates available entirely online. We know you will find the perfect career path here.

Enjoy your time at CSN, where we put students first so they can graduate, complete, transfer and prosper.

Dr. Federico Zaragoza
President, College of Southern Nevada


The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) has been continuously accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) since September 1, 1975. NWCCU recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality and expects accredited institutions to comply with the requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965. This accreditation qualifies CSN and enrolled students to access federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid. CSN is authorized by NWCCU to award Associate and Bachelor degrees.

For more information, please visit CSN Accreditation.


The College of Southern Nevada empowers our students and communities to achieve, succeed, and prosper.


The College of Southern Nevada is recognized as a leader among community colleges in fostering student success, shared governance, and performance excellence.


I-LEAD: Integrity, Lifelong Learning, Excellence, Academic Freedom, and Diversity.

CSN President Dr. Zaragoza and Coyote mascot
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CSN President Dr. Zaragoza and student body president Zachary shaking hands
President's Blog
Read about current events, updates and stories from the Office of the President.
CSN President Dr. Zaragoza talking to Channel 8 female reporter
The President's Chronicle
Get updates, read announcements and view messages from President Zaragoza.
CSN President Dr. Zaragoza at Commencement ceremony
The Economic Value of the College of Southern Nevada.
Learn how CSN creates a positive impact on the business community and generates a return on investment.
CSN President speaking at Convocation
Strategic Plan
Like any good manual, we will use our Strategic Plan to make decisions about how we operate, where we should focus resources and how CSN should evolve to meet community needs through 2024.

Contact the President's Office

The Office of the President can be contacted by calling (702) 651-5600, by Fax at (702) 651-5601 or by emailing us at: president@csn.edu