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Great Bay Community College Overview

Great Bay Community College is a public institution situated in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Portsmouth is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Great Bay Community College Known For?

373 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Great Bay Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 14% of the faculty were full-time.

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Great Bay Community 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 Bay Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Biology & Biotech Lab Technician Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Great Bay Community College?

Location of Great Bay Community College

Contact details for Great Bay Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801-2879
Phone: 603-427-7600

How Do I Get Into Great Bay Community College?

You can apply to Great Bay Community College online at:

Great Bay Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Great Bay Community College?

46% Take Out Loans
10.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Great Bay Community College, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $4,936 a year. That adds up to $19,744 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Great Bay Community College is 10.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Great Bay Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

578 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,695 undergraduate students at Great Bay Community College, with 578 being full-time and 1,117 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Great Bay Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 578 full-time undergraduates at Great Bay Community College, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Great Bay Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Great Bay Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 32
White 462
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 63

Over 12 countries are represented at Great Bay Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Great Bay Community College

124 Took All Classes Online
439 Took At Least One Class Online
5.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 439 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


Online Growth Rankings of Great Bay Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Great Bay Community College was 5.6%. This is the #1,623 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Great Bay Community College regardless of major.

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 Bay Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Precision Metal Working 46 0 0 46
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 44 0 44
Nursing 0 43 0 43
Business Administration & Management 3 33 0 36
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 28 0 28
Accounting 9 11 0 20
Materials Engineering 12 0 0 12
Hospitality Management 5 6 0 11
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10 1 0 11
General Psychology 0 11 0 11
Allied Health Professions 0 10 0 10
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 9 0 0 9
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 9 0 9
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 1 8 0 9
General Education 3 5 0 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2 6 0 8
General Engineering 0 8 0 8
Other Homeland Security 8 0 0 8
Computer Information Systems 0 7 0 7
Computer Systems Networking 1 6 0 7
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 6 6
General Biology 0 5 0 5
Quality Control Technology 3 0 0 3
General English Literature 0 3 0 3
Air Transportation 0 3 0 3
Computer Programming 2 0 0 2
Graphic Communications 1 0 0 1
Biomedical Engineering 0 1 0 1
Area Studies 0 1 0 1
Mathematics & Computer Science 1 0 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 0 1
Design & Applied Arts 0 1 0 1
Marketing 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 116 251 6 373


*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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