Nevadans for Quality Higher Education is the coalition which supported Ballot Question 1 in the 2020 election. We continue to advocate for reform of how Nevada oversees its higher education system. 


Our coalition is made up of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and community leaders with backgrounds in higher education, workforce training, business, labor, and government.

Our Goal is Simple: Reform of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) so our tax dollars go to where they belong: the classroom.

Did you know that Nevada is the only state where a single elected board (The Board of Regents) oversee every institution of higher learning across the state? The Board of Regents and administrators at NSHE oversee a budget of $1 billion dollars per annum, 110,000 students, and 15,000 employees. No other state has this model of governance for overseeing universities, colleges, and community colleges. 

By the Numbers:


$1 billion, the amount NSHE overseas for higher education every biennium. This amounts to roughly 15% of the state's general fund.


42% the college completion rate in Nevada. For states that border Nevada, the average college completion rate is higher at 48%. Our percentage has remained unchanged since 2009 while it has increased for our neighbors.


46th  Nevada’s ranking compared to the rest of the United States in percent of working age adults who completed their degree. Yet we rank 24th in higher education spending per student. 


52% the amount the Chancellor’s salary has increased in the past 10 years.


67% the amount student fees at UNLV and UNR have increased in the past 10 years.

What The Research Says

Student Fees at NSC, UNLV & UNR vs 
Chancellor Total Pay + Benefits

States That Border Nevada vs 
U.S. Census College Attainment Rate NC

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