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Study at 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 Course Topics 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.

Profile of Great Basin College

Great Basin is located in Elko, NV (a self-contained town). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Great Basin is the Post-Baccalaureate certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Great Basin Selectivity

Great Basin is an open-admission school. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Great Basin has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Great Basin had 3, 216 enrolled students in 2007. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Great Basin offers students meal plans.

Great Basin Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Great Basin Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts111humanities, general studies, liberal arts and sciences, social services
Education and Teaching25elementary school teaching, early childhood education, social science teaching, English teaching, secondary teaching, math teaching
Business and Management25business management, accounting technology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine22registered nursing
office and Administration12office data entry, general office occupations, office management
Production Trades12welding
Construction Trades11electrician
Mechanics and Repair10diesel mechanics, industrial mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering8computer networking, computer graphics, computer services management, computer and info science, web design, data processing tech
Security and Law Enforcement5criminal justice and police
Engineering Technician4instrumentation tech, drafting and design tech
Family and Social Work4child care management
Conservation and Resource Management0natural resources management
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural production

Contact: Great Basin

Great Basin College

1500 College Pky

Elko, NV 89801

General Phone: (775) 738-8493


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