Great Basin College

1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
Tel: (775)738-8493
2,419 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 2,419 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% 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 104 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Great Basin College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 104 staff
60 staff
Great Basin College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,419 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,419 students
1,266 students
Great Basin College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
21:1
Great Basin College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
673 students
810 students
Great Basin College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,746 students
1,017 students
Great Basin College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Great Basin College sch enrollment Great Basin College sta enrollment
# Undergraduate Students 672 students 780 students
# Graduate Students 1 students 23 students
Great Basin College sch graduate Great Basin College sta graduate
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Great Basin College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
15%
7%
Great Basin College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
12%
Great Basin College Black (2006-2013)
% White
67%
57%
Great Basin College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Great Basin College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
7%
3%
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 0.53
Great Basin College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,700 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,345 is less than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,700 $5,740
Great Basin College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,345 $10,260
Great Basin College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 134 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 59%
89%
Great Basin College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Twin Falls College of Southern Idaho
    Public
    315 Falls Ave.
    Twin Falls, ID 83301
    (208)733-9554
    137.6  Mi  |  8550  students
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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 $15,128 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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Nevada is Kaplan College-Las Vegas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.