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Great Basin College
Great Basin College 1500 College Parkway Elko, NV 89801 Phone: (775) 738-8493
  • General Information
    About Great Basin College

    Treating everyone we encounter with dignity and respect, Great Basin College provides superior, student-centered, post-secondary education in rural Nevada. Great Basin College is committed to: * Effectively addressing the ever-evolving and often disparate needs of our students — career seeking/enhancing, degree seeking, and casual — by means of innovative practices and technologies, resourcefulness, insight, and foresight. * Continually seeking improved methods and technologies for delivering education at a distance, across our rural 62,000 square mile service area. * Promoting the mutual enrichment, ongoing development, and collegiality of our faculty, staff, and administration toward the pursuit of excellence, while maintaining the personal, accessible presence of a real community college. * Attuning with and anticipating the needs of business, industry, and government entities in our service area and tailoring our academic programs to serve them well both now and in the future by matriculating students who are competent and confident, able and willing to enter the workforce, step up in the workforce, or pursue a higher degree. * Celebrating the rich and unique history of our region and its indigenous peoples while also cultivating appreciation of the diversity among us, in the region and the world, during the present day, so that that after they complete their time with us, our students are prepared to actively participate as members of the global community. * Fostering awareness of our physical, natural environment for the benefit, enrichment, and edification of future generations. * Offering cultural enrichment opportunities — performances, lectures, concerts, exhibits, and the like — for communities in our service area. * Making responsible, resourceful, and worthwhile use of our funding and honoring the objectives and intentions of its sources.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 49%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,926
    Native American 164.0
    Asian 66.0
    African American 67.0
    Hispanic 487.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,285
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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