2023 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$16,398

Net Price

88%

Admitted

41%

Enrolled

62%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Nevada-Reno

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 21,034. In 2021, there were 537 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #1 in Nevada and ranks #175 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

537

Total Enrollment

21,034

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Ranking for University of Nevada-Reno

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#1

Nevada Rank

Combining ranking factors for 4 schools that offer psychology degrees in Nevada, University of Nevada-Reno ranks #1.

#175

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Nevada-Reno ranks #175.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Nevada-Reno offers General Psychology, Research Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Research Psychology, Social Psychology and Social Work. At the doctorate level Research Psychology and Social Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
General Psychology210
Research Psychology12326
Social Psychology29
Social Work101165
Total Graduates31219035
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs University of Nevada Reno Counseling Services
  • Public Health (PHBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 9,421 students applied to the University of Nevada-Reno. The university admitted 88% and 41% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Nevada universities is 6,158. On average, all Nevada institutions admit 79% and 32% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of Nevada-Reno students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 78%. Compared to all Nevada four or more years colleges, the percentage is 77%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Nevada-Reno is 62%, compared to 43% for all Nevada universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare UNR to Nevada Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Nevada-Reno to the average of all Nevada four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

UNR

9,421

Applicants

88%

Percent Admitted

41%

Percent Enrolled

78%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

62%

Graduation Rate

NV Colleges

6,158

Applicants

79%

Percent Admitted

32%

Percent Enrolled

77%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

43%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 1,181 or 68% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 553 or 32% part-time faculty members employed at University of Nevada-Reno. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 941 or 54%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

UNR

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

68%

Percent Full-Time

32%

Percent Part-Time

54%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

NV Colleges

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

38%

Percent Full-Time

62%

Percent Part-Time

35%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of Nevada-Reno the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $7,923, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $5,625 and the average cost for graduate fees is $665.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Nevada-Reno in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of Nevada-Reno2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$12,216
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,792
Total Living Expenses$17,008
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$7,923
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$26,131
In-State, Graduate Tuition$5,625
In-State, Graduate Fees$665
Total Graduate Expenses$6,290
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Nevada-Reno is $16,398. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of Nevada-Reno presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$11,795$11,887
$30,001 – $48,000$12,399$12,553
$48,001 – $75,000$15,106$15,105
$75,001 – $110,000$17,907$18,703
$110,001 and more$19,631$19,914
US Department of Education

Compare University of Nevada-Reno to all Nevada universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

UNR

$26,131

Cost to Attend

$6,927

Average Financial Aid

90%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,398

Net Price

NV Colleges

$28,379

Cost to Attend

$7,587

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,650

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 2,950 or 90%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 12,876 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $6,927.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid12,876$6,927
Pell Grants4,376$4,633
Federal Student Loans4,858$6,267
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Nevada-Reno to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

UNR

12,876

Grant or Scholarship Aid

58%

Grants or Scholarships

4,376

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

4,858

Federal Student Loans

22%

Federal Student Loans

NV Colleges

8,949

Grant or Scholarship Aid

56%

Grants or Scholarships

4,334

Number of Pell Grants

27%

Pell Grants

2,702

Federal Student Loans

17%

Federal Student Loans

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