Big Bend Community College

7662 Chanute St NE, Moses Lake
WA, 98837-3299
Tel: (509)793-2222
1,798 students
Public institution

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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 1,798 students (67% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 34% 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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Big Bend Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,798 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,798 students
1,303 students
Big Bend Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,197 students
832 students
Big Bend Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 601 students
1,036 students
Big Bend Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Big Bend Community College sch enrollment Big Bend Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Big Bend Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
29%
7%
Big Bend Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
11%
Big Bend Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
66%
66%
Big Bend Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Big Bend Community College More (2008-2012)
Big Bend Community College sch ethnicity Big Bend Community College sta ethnicity
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 0.44
Big Bend Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,150 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,550 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,150 $5,845
Big Bend Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,550 $10,047
Big Bend Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $9,101 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Washington is 65%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.