Big spenders, poor performance
Despite being big spenders, UNR and UNLV perform poorly when it comes to graduating their students.
UNLV's instructional spending per full time student is $526 above the national median, but graduation rates are 5.8 percentage points below. In fact, 316 public colleges and universities in the Education Trust database spend less on instruction than UNLV, yet UNLV can only beat 176 of them on six-year graduation rates.
This raises the question: What on earth are they doing with that money?
Underfunded? Hardly. Underperforming? Most certainly. Don't believe this report? Check The Education Trust database yourself at http://www.collegeresults.org/search_basic.aspx.