Big Bend Community College

  • 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 2,044 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 53%.

Top Rankings

Big Bend Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Big Bend Community College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty65 staff157 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Big Bend Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The Big Bend Community College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,044 students4,698 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:127:1
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# Full-Time Students1,456 students2,397 students
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# Part-Time Students588 students2,301 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
200153
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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1%
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% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
34%
13%
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% Black
1%
5%
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% White
46%
47%
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% Two or more races
3%
7%
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% Non Resident races
3%
7%
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% Unknown races
10%
12%
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Diversity Score0.660.73
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College Completion Rate
36%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,900$36,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,150 is more than the state average of $4,058. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,550 is less than the state average of $7,211. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,150$4,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,550$7,211
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%65%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,629$11,595
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,271
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Big Bend Community College is Wenatchee Valley College (50.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,444 students | 50.30 Mi1300 Fifth St
    Wenatchee, WA 98801
    (509) 682-6800
    50.303,444
  • 7,034 students | 65.10 Mi2600 N 20th Ave
    Pasco, WA 99301
    (509) 547-0511
    65.107,034
  • 4,456 students | 70.30 MiSouth 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
    Yakima, WA 98907
    (509) 574-4600
    70.304,456
  • 3,860 students | 91.00 Mi500 Tausick Way
    Walla Walla, WA 99362
    (509) 522-2500
    91.003,860
  • 5,184 students | 93.20 Mi3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
    Spokane, WA 99224
    (509) 533-3500
    93.205,184
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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,058 per year for in-state students and $7,211 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,546 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Washington is Highline College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.