UNR student retention may become harder at $242 per-credit-hour for in-state undergraduates ($7,260 for 30-semester hours + $924 in required fees). Then add an estimated $1,300 for books and supplies + $1,800 for transportation + $2,500 for other expenses. That brings the estimated total for one year for a typical full-time undergraduate to $13,784. For those undergraduates wanting to live on campus, add an estimated $6,100 for room + $4,768 for board, for an estimated grand total for one year to $24,652.
According to the Institute for College Access & Success, college debt for State of Nevada’s Bachelor’s degree recipients in 2014 from public and private 4-year institutions averaged $20,211 per borrower ($21,666 in 2013), ranking the state 487th (48th in 2013). New Mexico and Utah were the only states in 2014 with average college debt below $20,000.