Great Basin College

Great Basin College

Great Basin College, also known as GBC, is a two-year and four-year, comprehensive community college located in Elko, Nevada, United States. It was founded in 1967 as Elko Community College. GBC is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The college offers associate and bachelor degrees in a diverse areas of study including business, computer office technology, early childhood education, criminal justice, industrial technology, and nursing. GBC also provides career-related instruction and training to students.

Great Basin College has an active student life. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations. Some of the popular organizations are the Agricultural Student Organization, Colleges Against Cancer (CAC), LDS Student Association (LDSSA), and Phi Theta Kappa.

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Great Basin College
1500 College Pky
Elko , NV 89801
General Phone: (775) 738-8493

Great Basin Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts109language translation, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, social services
Business and Management35business management, accounting technology, entrepreneurship
Education and Teaching26elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, agricultural teaching, English teaching, math teaching, social science teaching
Mechanics and Repair21industrial mechanics, diesel mechanics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine18registered nursing
Construction Trades17electrician
Production Trades16welding
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science, data processing tech, web design, computer graphics, computer networking, computer services management
Medical Support and Technology11radiographer
Security and Law Enforcement8corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police
Engineering Technician7instrumentation tech, drafting and design tech
Family and Social Work6child care management
Office and Administration3office management, office data entry, general office occupations
Agricultural Science and Management3agricultural production
Conservation and Resource Management0natural resources management

Number of programs and degrees for Great Basin in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree19427
Bachelor's degree4714
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5116
Award of less than 1 academic year02

Great Basin Student Body

In 2007-2008, Great Basin had a total enrollment of 3,216 students (1,643 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 1%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 1%
American Indian 4%
Unknown 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 20%
18-19 12%
20-21 8%
22-24 9%
25-29 9%
30-34 8%
35-39 8%
40-49 13%
50-64 11%
65+ 3%

Great Basin Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 19 %

Great Basin Room and Board (2007)

Great Basin offers campus housing for 120 of its 1,643 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Great Basin Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,920
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,629
Room and board $ 4,790
Room charge $ 2,090
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Great Basin participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 697700)

Great Basin Faculty

Great Basin has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track88
Non-tenured and not on tenure track77

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
No academic rankcalendar year4$60,2110*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$59,2420*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year21$71,24318$67,517
Instructoracademic year7$61,6908$56,436
No academic rankacademic year3$48,1786$52,570
All faculty totalacademic year31$66,85432$61,944

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

Great Basin Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Production Operations, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Instrumentation Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mechanics And Repair
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Support And Technology
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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What Sets Great Basin Apart:

Number of students
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Great Basin Number of students
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Great Basin Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Great Basin % students 40 years or older
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 10%Great Basin Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Great Basin % of degrees in liberal arts
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Great Basin Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in office and administration
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Great Basin % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Great Basin % of degrees in production trades
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Great Basin Number of degree programs
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Great Basin % of full-time faculty on tenure track

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
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
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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