LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada State College welcomes the 2020-2021 school year with a record-breaking first-year college student enrollment that has seen positive increases across several freshmen demographics including a 90% enrollment increase of African American students and more than an 80% increase in students enrolling with a high school GPA of 3.75 and above.
Nevada State College is also introducing two new majors this school year designed for students to be career-ready.
Attributed to innovative and strategic recruitment initiatives, Nevada State College’s incoming freshman class has increased by five percent since last year.
In addition, there has been a 90% increase among African American students – a growth that can be credited to the many activities and programs of the offices of Admissions & Recruitment and Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives, which participates in GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), My Brother’s Keeper, TULIPS (Teaching and Uniting Ladies to Inspire Positive Success) and more.
The incoming class of more than 500 incoming freshmen and transfer students has also seen increases among several characteristics including:
- More than 90% increase in African American freshmen
- More than 80% increase in high school students with a 3.75 GPA
- More than 30% increase in students with a 3.5-3.7499 GPA
- Overall average entering GPA of 3.19 – compared to a 3.05 GPA in 2019
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