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 2,016 students (72% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is same as the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
  • Big Bend Community College is the only community colleges within Grant County, WA.
  • The nearest community college to Big Bend Community College is Wenatchee Valley College (50.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Big Bend Community College places 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.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty65 staff145 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 stayed the same over five years.
  • The Big Bend Community College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,016 students4,463 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:131:1
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# Full-Time Students1,458 students2,353 students
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# Part-Time Students558 students2,110 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
200140
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
30%
10%
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% Black
1%
4%
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% White
62%
59%
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% Two or more races
2%
5%
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% Non Resident races
1%
6%
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% Unknown races
2%
7%
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Diversity Score0.520.62
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College Completion Rate
32%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,900$36,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,150 is more than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,550 is less than the state average of $7,264. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,150$4,032
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,550$7,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$10,614
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,830
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Source: 2016 (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.

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    (509)522-2500
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Did You Know?
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Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.