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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Founded: 1957

ORAU Member since: 1993

Member Councilor: Mary Croughan

Enrollment: 29,702 (fall 2016)

Mission Statement:

UNLV’s diverse faculty, students, staff, and alumni promote community well-being and individual achievement through education, research, scholarship, creative activities, and clinical services. We stimulate economic development and diversification, foster a climate of innovation, promote health, and enrich the cultural vitality of the communities that we serve.

We will evaluate our success as a leading research university by our progress on these key measures:

  • Impact of our research, scholarship, and creative activities.
  • Student achievement of learning outcomes.
  • Placement into preferred employment or post-graduate educational opportunities.
  • Student, faculty, and staff diversity, including maintaining UNLV’s Minority Serving Institution (MSI) status and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status.
  • Intellectual activity, patents, and entrepreneurial activity fostered by UNLV.
  • Quality and impact of our clinical services.
  • Alignment of our physical infrastructure and organizational effectiveness with our Top Tier mission.
  • A deeper engagement of UNLV with Las Vegas and our region to ensure ongoing alignment with our diverse community’s needs and interests.
  • Carnegie Classification criteria (research expenditures; doctoral degrees granted per year; number of non-faculty research staff, such as postdocs; and Carnegie Community Engagement status).

Website: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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