Great Basin College

1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
Tel: (775)738-8493
3,024 students
Public institution
The mission of Great Basin College is to provide superior, student-centered, post-secondary education in central and northeastern Nevada. We provide five types of educational opportunities: university transfer courses, occupational and technical studies, developmental courses, community education and selected baccalaureate programs, along with student support services and special business-education partnerships.
School Highlights
Great Basin College serves 3,024 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.
Great Basin College is the only community colleges within Elko County, NV.
The nearest community college is College of Southern Idaho (137.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 103 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
College Great Basin College (NV) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private for-profit
Total Faculty 103 staff 38 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,024 has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,024 students 944 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 29:1 37:1
# Full-Time Students 919 students 919 students
# Part-Time Students 2,105 students 2,105 students
# Undergraduate Students 905 students 723 students
# Graduate Students 14 students - students
Total Dormitory Capacity 143 23
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
2%
8%
% Hispanic
16%
24%
% Black
1%
8%
% White
71%
47%
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Two or more races
2%
3%
% Unknown races
4%
8%
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. 0.47 0.70

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,700 is equal to the state average of $2,700. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,615 is equal to the state average of $9,615. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,700 $2,700
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,615 $9,615
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69% 87%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1967, Elkoans bootstrapped a community college, the state's first. Its founders, who called themselves the "Yo Yo Club" because of the ups and downs of the project, had rallied townspeople to the cause. A stir for a technical college had begun in the early 1960s. Fred Harris and Mark Chilton offered land in 1962 on the Mountain City Highway to the university regents for a campus. But the regents, amused, focused on surging Southern Nevada, which was to become the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 1968. Our occupational and technical studies are developed to meet the demands of the local economy. Our programs lead to immediate and meaningful employment for our students. For the employer, we provide short- and long-range training programs that create a productive workforce that knows how to learn and to work in harmony with others. Elizabeth Griswold Hall, the College's newest residential hall, has opened its doors to students. Griswold Hall is another convenient option for new and continuing students. This hall is fully outfitted with high-speed Internet connections, a game room, group and individual study nooks, laundry rooms, and kitchen facilities. The Residence Suites on campus also offer apartment style living for individual and family students. Great Basin College is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. GBC is a member college of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

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Did You Know?
For Nevada public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,700 per year for in-state students and $9,413 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,946 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Nevada 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 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Nevada is The Art Institute of Las Vegas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.