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Great Basin College Overview

Located in Elko, Nevada, Great Basin College is a public institution. Elko is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Great Basin College Known For?

821 Undergraduate Awards
$18,744 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Great Basin College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 28% of the faculty were full-time.

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Great Basin College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Great Basin College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online General Science Technologies/Technicians Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Science Technologies / Technicians Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Great Basin College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#82 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Great Basin College?

Location of Great Basin College

Contact details for Great Basin College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 College Parkway, Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-738-8493
Website: www.gbcnv.edu

How Do I Get Into Great Basin College?

You can apply to Great Basin College online at: www.gbcnv.edu/admissions/

As long as you submit the requested materials to Great Basin College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Great Basin College?

$18,744 Net Price
12% Take Out Loans
11.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Great Basin College is $18,744. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Great Basin College, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $6,226 a year. That adds up to $24,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Great Basin College is 11.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Great Basin College Undergraduate Student Diversity

939 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,451 undergraduate students at Great Basin College, with 939 being full-time and 2,512 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Great Basin College

Gender Diversity

Of the 939 full-time undergraduates at Great Basin College, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Great Basin College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Great Basin College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Great Basin College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 207
White 575
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 113

Geographic Diversity

Nevada students aren't the only ones who study at Great Basin College. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Great Basin College

2,194 Took All Classes Online
2,855 Took At Least One Class Online
9.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,855 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Great Basin College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Nevada for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Great Basin College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Great Basin College was 9.2%. This is the #115 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Great Basin College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Great Basin College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 20%
Computer & Information Sciences 8%
Computer Systems Networking 40%
Education 15%
Engineering-Related Technologies 10%
English Language & Literature 25%
General English Literature 25%
General Science Technologies/Technicians 14%
General Social Sciences 59%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 4%
Liberal Arts General Studies 4%
Nursing 21%
Science Technologies / Technicians 14%
Social Sciences 59%
Special Education 50%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 33%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Great Basin College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Great Basin College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Data Entry #1
General Science Technologies/Technicians #1
Engineering-Related Technologies #2
Science Technologies / Technicians #2
Linguistics & Comparative Literature #2
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #3
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants #3
General Sales & Marketing #4
General Biology #4
Business Support & Assistant Services #5
General Social Sciences #5
General English Literature #5
Engineering Technologies #5
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #5
English Language & Literature #6
Entrepreneurial Studies #6
Computer Systems Networking #7
Computer Software & Applications #8
Design & Applied Arts #8
Teacher Education Subject Specific #11
Visual & Performing Arts #11
Human Services #18
Mental & Social Health Services #19
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #23
Liberal Arts General Studies #23
Teacher Education Grade Specific #28
Nursing #30
Computer Information Systems #33
Social Sciences #35
Public Administration & Social Service #38
Information Technology #38
Human Resource Management #41
Computer & Information Sciences #45
Accounting #46
Education #51
Health & Medical Administrative Services #54
Business Administration & Management #67
Business, Management & Marketing #74
Health Professions #75

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Great Basin College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 126 0 0 0 126
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 77 0 0 77
Allied Health Professions 60 15 0 0 75
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 45 0 17 0 62
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 17 17 16 50
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 47 0 47
Nursing 0 31 0 16 47
General Science Technologies/Technicians 0 37 0 0 37
Business Administration & Management 0 9 6 19 34
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 31 0 0 31
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 26 0 26
Precision Metal Working 13 0 13 0 26
Industrial Production Technology 0 21 0 0 21
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 17 3 20
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 20 0 20
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 17 0 0 17
General Social Sciences 0 6 0 11 17
Real Estate 11 0 0 0 11
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 5 0 5 10
General Biology 0 2 0 6 8
General English Literature 0 2 0 6 8
Human Services 0 5 1 0 6
Accounting 0 4 1 0 5
Computer Systems Networking 0 5 0 0 5
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 5 0 0 5
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 3 1 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 4 0 0 4
Human Resource Management 0 0 4 0 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 3 3
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 3 3
Computer Information Systems 0 2 0 0 2
Data Entry 2 0 0 0 2
Information Technology 0 0 0 2 2
Special Education 0 0 2 0 2
Computer Software & Applications 0 1 0 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 1 0 1
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 1 0 1
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 1 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0 0
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 257 299 174 91 821

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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