Great Basin College

1500 College Parkway, Elko
NV, 89801
Tel: (775)738-8493
3,163 students
Public institution

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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 3,163 students (31% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Great Basin College is the only community colleges within Elko County, NV.
The nearest community college is College of Southern Idaho (137.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Great Basin College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 3,163 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,163 students
1,287 students
Great Basin College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
995 students
832 students
Great Basin College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,168 students
1,021 students
Great Basin College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Great Basin College sch enrollment Great Basin College sta enrollment
# Undergraduate Students 3,142 students 1,269 students
# Graduate Students 21 students 42 students
Great Basin College sch graduate Great Basin College sta graduate
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Great Basin College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
14%
7%
Great Basin College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
Great Basin College Black (2006-2012)
% White
78%
66%
Great Basin College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Great Basin College More (2009-2012)
Great Basin College sch ethnicity Great Basin 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. 0.37 0.45
Great Basin College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,700 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,615 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,700 $5,845
Great Basin College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,615 $10,047
Great Basin College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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