Here’s good news about the College of Southern Nevada:
- As of October 2011, CSN students filed 40,806 FAFSAs, an increase of 191% in four years. The current ratio is 1 staff member for every 2,267 students. With the new fee revenue, CSN will add staff in this area and hopes to cut the time it takes to process financial aid down by half.
- CSN needs to do more to help students get through the math requirement to get their degrees and will be opening math resource centers in the fall on each campus to help students do better in math.
- CSN has doubled its graduate rate over the last three years and hopes new efforts to bolster student services this fall and partnerships with national reform efforts such as Achieving the Dream will continue to increase the number of students who complete a degree or certificate from the current rate of 10.6%.
- CSN is the most ethnically diverse college in the state and is working to eliminate achievement gaps that still persist through national initiatives such as Achieving the Dream.