Henderson, Nevada is the gateway community to Las Vegas, a rapidly expanding city located seven miles from the Las Vegas Strip. In contrast to its wild neighbor, Henderson is known for its small town values and kid-friendly residential communities. Students of Henderson colleges and universities may find the tranquil environment more conducive to studying--and Las Vegas is still within reach for a night out.
Henderson, Nevada is home to three major colleges and universities: Touro University Nevada, the University of Southern Nevada, and Nevada State College. Touro University Nevada is a private Jewish university specializing in Osteopathic Medicine and Health and Human Services. USN offers degrees in pharmacy, nursing, and business administration. Nevada State College, part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, is the most comprehensive of Henderson's colleges and universities.