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Collaborate. Lead. Innovate.

Creating resilient communities through innovative solutions.

Achieved R1 Very High Research Activity by Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
Most diverse campus in the nation - U.S. News & World Report
Degrees conferred in the Urban Affairs College
Ranked at UNLV in the number of graduated students

Schools and Departments

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Students at graduation

Student Success

Our students are 21st century change agents and our college mission is to ensure students achieve their goals to make a positive impact in their communities. Our academic programs address youth homelessness, crime and safety, digital storytelling, civic engagement, collaboration, community engagement, and public policy. Our classes, organizations, research programs, and private-public partnerships are geared toward student success.

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Community Solutions

Building community relationships, trust, and collaboration are essential to creating urban solutions for the 21st century. Faculty and students are engaged in co-creating programs to ensure Las Vegas is an exciting, safe, equitable, tolerant, innovative, dynamic, and resilient city for residents and visitors alike.

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MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute

The MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute is housed within the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. The MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute will focus on public policy solutions that impact communities.

What's Happening

Urban Affairs Stories