HENDERSON – Nevada State College (NSC) will give prospective students their first glimpse of college life on its newly expanded campus during an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 1125 Nevada State Drive.
“This is a great opportunity for high school students and others to see the high quality of education we provide at Nevada State College,” NSC President Bart Patterson said. “From state-of-the-art resources to personalized mentoring in 45 majors, we think students will come away surprised, impressed and eager to join our campus. Plus, we’re going to make this event all the more interesting by providing students who qualify with academic scholarships on the spot.”
Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or better will be eligible for those “on-the-spot” academic scholarships, he said. In order to qualify, prospective high school students and transfer students must have with them an official transcript and meet all the requirements.
Other activities will include visits with faculty, students and staff from more than 40 programs. Prospective students will also have the chance to apply for 2016 summer and fall enrollment.
Participants will get a full tour of the new campus, including a state-of-the-art Nursing, Sciences and Education building and the Rogers Student Center, which includes the state’s largest digital library. These two new 60,000-square-foot buildings opened this past fall, tripling the size of the NSC campus and consolidating most of the college’s operations on its expanding campus. The college previously split services between cramped quarters in Downtown Henderson and the growing 500-acre campus at the foot of Mount Scorpion.
Construction was funded through student fees approved by student government, private donations and repurposed lease payments.
To RSVP to the open house, go to www.nsc.edu/rsvp or for more information, call (702) 992-2170.
About Nevada State College
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. NSC places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges. In this role, the college emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences, and innovation as a means to more efficient, effective outcomes in all corners of the campus. Since 2002, Nevada State College has grown to offer more than 45 majors and minors, has received independent accreditation and has expanded its physical campus. Committed to fostering a personal learning environment, students are taught by faculty who serve as mentors and guides in classrooms with an average class size of only 26 students. Nevada State College serves approximately 3,500 students and has over 2,600 alumni, each representing a broad array of cultural and economic backgrounds. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.