Big Bend Community College

7662 Chanute St NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837-3299
Tel: (509)793-2222
2,016 students
Public institution
The mission of Big Bend Community College is to serve the educational needs of a diverse population throughout its service district. As a comprehensive two-year community college, the institution works with its partners to provide a variety of educational opportunities, including courses and training for university and college transfer, occupational and technical programs, basic skills and developmental education, community and continuing education, pre-employment and customized training for local business and industry and support services for students.
School Highlights
Big Bend Community College serves 2,016 students (72% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is lower than the state community college average of 32:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Big Bend Community College is the only community colleges within Grant County, WA.
The nearest community college is Wenatchee Valley College (50.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
College Big Bend Community College (WA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 65 staff
138 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,016 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,016 students 3,682 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
# Full-Time Students 1,458 students
2,292 students
# Part-Time Students 558 students
1,890 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 200 140
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.52 0.62

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,150 is more than the state average of $3,898. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,550 is less than the state average of $8,657. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,150 $3,898
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,550 $8,657
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • BBCC is one of the smallest community colleges in Washington State, yet it serves one of the largest rural districts of 4,600 square miles. The service district includes all of Grant and Adams Counties and the Odessa School District in Lincoln County. Big Bend Community College was authorized by the Washington State Board of Education in 1961. Beginning fall quarter 1962 BBCC held its first regular classes at night in Moses Lake High School. The college opened classes in a new facility located a short distance southeast of the city of Moses Lake fall quarter 1963. In 1966, BBCC acquired a 159-acre tract of land on the former Larson Air Force Base, which became the permanent college campus for all programs in 1975. Since 1962 our six-fold mission of college transfer, vocational and developmental education, community service/continuing education, business and industry partnerships, and student support services has provided the environment for their success. BBCC offers the Associate in Arts and Science (AA&S) DirectTransfer Agreement (DTA) degree, the Associate in Science (AS) degree, the Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP (Major Ready Pathway) degree, the Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree, the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, the Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree and the Certificates of Achievement and Accomplishment. Big Bend Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Its transfer credits are normally accepted by other accredited colleges.

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  • 5,970 students | 93.30 Mi3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,898 per year for in-state students and $8,657 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,683 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Washington is The Art Institute of Seattle. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.