Las Vegas, Nevada is the world's undisputed entertainment capital, a round-the-clock extravaganza of theater, music, and gaming. But Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, also offers career opportunities in business services and construction-related fields. The city attracts a young population eager to take advantage of the thriving economy. Students of Las Vegas colleges and universities can take a break from the books and the nightlife by heading to local recreational hotspots such as climbing mecca Red Rocks.
Las Vegas' higher education options include several major colleges and universities and a range of career and technical institutes. The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) is a large public university with an enrollment topping 18,000. Las Vegas' private colleges and universities include Webster University and San Joaquin Valley College. The public Community College of Southern Nevada and various technical institutes offer career-focused education.