Big Bend Community College

Big Bend Community College

Big Bend Community College, often abbreviated as BBCC, is a two-year, coeducational, community college located in Moses Lake, Washington, United States. It was authorized in 1961 by the Washington State Board of Education and held its first regular class in the fall season of 1962. The college campus now spans across 159 acres of land, where the Larson Air Force Base was located earlier. The college offers a number of associate's degrees in both academic and vocational fields.

The athletics teams of Big Bend Community College are known as the Vikings. The official mascot of the college is the Viking. The students of BBCC participate in intercollegiate basketball, softball, baseball and volleyball.

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Big Bend Community College
7662 Chanute St
Moses Lake , WA 98837-3299
General Phone: (509) 793-2222

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Big Bend Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts214liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine110registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Mechanics and Repair55heavy equipment maintenance tech, automobile mechanics, vehicle maintenance
Transportation46commercial pilot and flight crew, truck and bus driver
Office and Administration23office management, general office occupations
Business and Management21business, accounting technology
Computer Science and Engineering15computer programming, computer product certification, computer support
Medical Administration15medical office management
Education and Teaching10early childhood education, teacher aide
Construction Trades10electrician
Medical Support and Technology5medical assistant
Science4physical sciences
Agricultural Science and Management3agricultural production
Production Trades2welding

Number of programs and degrees for Big Bend Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree31918
Award of less than 1 academic year17811
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years367

Big Bend Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Big Bend Community College had a total enrollment of 1,893 students (1,516 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 1%
Hispanic 29%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 26%
20-21 14%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Big Bend Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 41 %

Big Bend Community College Room and Board (2007)

Big Bend Community College offers campus housing for 160 of its 1,516 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Moses Lake, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Big Bend Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,820
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,216
Room and board $ 5,490
Room charge $ 2,880
Board (meal plan) charge $ 600
Books and supplies $ 924
Other expenses $ 3,765

Financial Aid:
Big Bend Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 377000)

Big Bend Community College Faculty

Big Bend Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track55
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year36$54,13717$51,600
All faculty totalacademic year36$54,13717$51,600

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Big Bend Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports099

Big Bend Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Production Operations, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Office Management/Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Physical Sciences

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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