Public 4 Year

Great Basin College

Elko, Nevada

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Great Basin College overview
Location Elko, Nevada
Online gbcnv.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Great Basin College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Great Basin College, located in Elko, Nevada, is a public, four-year institution founded in 1967. Positioned in a rural area, the campus spans across roughly 340 acres of the high desert landscape of northeastern Nevada. Its proximity to cities is limited, with the closest major city, Salt Lake City, Utah, being over 230 miles to the east. The college is known for a comprehensive range of associate and bachelor's degree programs, with a notable emphasis on career and technical education geared toward in-demand fields such as nursing, education, and natural resource management. Great Basin College provides residential facilities for students who opt for the on-campus living experience. With an open admissions policy, the college offers accessibility to a broad demographic of students. While Great Basin College is not renowned for its athletic programs, it places a focus on academic preparedness and workforce readiness, catering to both traditional and non-traditional students through on-campus and online offerings.

Great Basin College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  878 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,319 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $3,608 plus fees of $165.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

Nevada Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Great Basin College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,670
Other Fees$165
Room and Board $6,000
Budget for Other Expenses$3,900
Total One Year Cost$15,343

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Great Basin College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,670
Other Fees$165
Room and Board $6,000
Budget for Other Expenses$3,900
Total One Year Cost$24,607

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

8% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Great Basin College students
Subject Percent of Class
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 32%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 27%
Business 10%
Construction Trades 8%
Health Professions 7%

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