Great Basin College
- 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.
Great Basin College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Nevada for:
- Category Attribute
- Affordability Least expensive tuition
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 103 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Great Basin College||(NV) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||Four or more years||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, for profit|
|Total Faculty||103 staff||40 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,024 students||3,024 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||29:1||37:1|
|# Full-Time Students||919 students||919 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,105 students||2,105 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||905 students||905 students|
|# Graduate Students||14 students||14 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||143||143|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$37,800||$30,300|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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).
- The nearest community college to Great Basin College is College of Southern Idaho (137.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 7,021 students | 137.60 Mi315 Falls Ave.
Twin Falls,  ID  83301
- 494 students | 193.20 Mi1122 North Liberty Street
Boise,  ID  83704
- 10,217 students | 195.10 Mi5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa,  ID  83687
- 205 students | 197.50 Mi1350 W. 1890 S.
Ogden,  UT  84401
- 529 students | 198.00 Mi300 N. Coit Road, Suite 300
Richardson,  TX  75080
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