Great Bay Community College

Great Bay Community College

Great Bay Community College, which was established in 1945, has two campuses, one in Portsmouth and the other in Stratham. Great Bay Community College is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Students are offered associate's degrees in diverse fields of study such as early childhood education, hospitality management, liberal arts, nursing, and automotive technology.

Great Bay Community College has several sports teams including men's and women's cross country, co-ed golf, and men's basketball. There are also a number of student clubs including the Soccer Club, Alternative Spring Break Club, the Early Childhood Education Club, the Stratham Student Nurses' Association (SSNA), and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

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Contacting Great Bay Community College

Great Bay Community College
277 Portsmouth Avenue
Stratham , NH 03885
General Phone: (603) 775-2215

Great Bay Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine48registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology32medical coding, veterinary assistant, surgical tech
Business and Management22business management, accounting
Computer Science and Engineering17computer and info science, computer science, computer networking
Education and Teaching16education, early childhood education
Liberal Arts16liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Science and Laboratory Technician10biology tech
Media10animation and special effects
Mechanics and Repair9automobile mechanics
Family and Social Work3human services
Hospitality2tourism and travel
Engineering Technician1CAD and design

Number of programs and degrees for Great Bay Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year359
Associate's degree15116

Great Bay Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Great Bay Community College had a total enrollment of 2,069 students (922 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 33%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 20%
18-19 21%
20-21 14%
22-24 11%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

New Hampshire96%
State unknown1%

Great Bay Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 15 %
Part-Time 26 %

Great Bay Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Great Bay Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,408
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,192
Books and supplies $ 888

Financial Aid:
Great Bay Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 258300)

Great Bay Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

*: 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 year8$52,93516$48,321
Associate professoracademic year4$44,1903$42,766
Assistant professoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year12$50,02020$47,098

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

Great Bay Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

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

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

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Great Bay Community College Highlights

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What Sets Great Bay Community College Apart:

% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 6%Great Bay Community College % of degrees in media
% of degrees in science and laboratory technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Great Bay Community College % of degrees in science and laboratory technician
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Great Bay Community College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Great Bay Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

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 Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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