Big Bend Community College

Tel: (509)793-2222
1,840 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 1,840 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 28%.
Big Bend Community College is the only community colleges within Grant County, WA.
The nearest community college is Wenatchee Valley College (50.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
Big Bend Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 74 staff
59 staff
Big Bend Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,840 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,840 students
1,282 students
Big Bend Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
22:1
Big Bend Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,311 students
810 students
Big Bend Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 529 students
1,017 students
Big Bend Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Big Bend Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Big Bend Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
2%
2%
Big Bend Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
32%
7%
Big Bend Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
1%
12%
Big Bend Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
59%
57%
Big Bend Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Big Bend Community College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
Big Bend Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Big Bend Community College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.48 0.53
Big Bend Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,150 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,550 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,150 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,550 $10,294
Big Bend Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 200 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78%
89%
Big Bend Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,000 per year for in-state students and $7,107 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,169 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 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Washington is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.