UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution with more than 28,000 students, more than 7,000 of whom are graduate/professional students. Nearly 120 graduate degree programs are offered, including 36 doctoral and professional degrees. The university is ranked in the category of "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is increasingly recognized as a premier metropolitan research university.
The Division of Research and Economic Development is committed to supporting and promoting a culture of excellence and integrity in research and creative/scholarly activity and to advancing economic development that benefits the university, community, and state.