Great Basin College

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world rank  4053

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University Overview

Established in 1967, Great Basin College is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Elko (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Nevada. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, Winnemucca. Officially accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Great Basin College (GBC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Great Basin College (GBC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. GBC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym GBC
Founded 1967
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 1500 College Parkway
89801 Nevada
United States
Tel +1 (775) 738 8493
Fax +1 (775) 738 8771
Other locations Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, Winnemucca

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 1500 College Parkway
Elko 89801
(775) 753 2102

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
2000 Classification Associates Colleges
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Great Basin College's Library
Great Basin College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 62,133 physical volumes, 2,943 physical media, 301,768 digital/electronic medium and 81 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Great Basin College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 131 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023