Welcome to Great Basin College!
Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada's largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California.
We are GBC!
GBC is a comprehensive community college that provides educational opportunities to over 3,800 students across 86,500 square miles, in ten of Nevada's largest counties bordering five states. The main campus in Elko is home to an educational community that attracts students interested in a residential college experience. Centers are located in Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, and Winnemucca. Satellite facilities are located in over a dozen communities across the college's service area.
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Great Basin College covers 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, and California.
Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-centered, post-secondary education to rural Nevada. Educational, cultural, and related economic needs of the multicounty service area are met through programs of university transfer, applied science and technology, business and industry partnerships, developmental education, community service, and student support services in conjunction with certificates and associate and select baccalaureate degrees.
Provide Student Enrichment:
Assessed from a student perspective
Provide educational opportunities
A primary means of enrichment is through the availability of a range of academic programs, adequately supported.
Foster cultural awareness
Enrichment occurs through diversity and cultural awareness, achieved through: 1) honoring diverse cultures, local and global; and 2) the arts
Provide curricula and programs for careers
Enrichment may be obtained through education and training for new careers, sustaining careers, advancing existing careers through continuing education”
Build Bridges and Create Partnerships:
Assessed from an external perspective
Facilitate seamless transfer of students between high school, community college, and universities
Educational partnerships allow students to better succeed when they can easily navigate between the different levels and types of educational opportunities available
Build and sustain workforce programs
Partnerships with business, industry, agencies, and so forth, build careers for people and help meet and sustain workforce needs
Support community needs
Partnerships with nonprofit and community based organizations provide opportunities for community events and services and support a full community college mission
Serve Rural Nevada
Assessed from the perspective of the service area
Provide access to education to distant locations
GBC provides access to students scattered through sparsely populated areas and in widely distributed small towns to complete courses and programs; in addressing distance, the element of time for the working population is also addressed
Provide resources to meet educational needs of service area
To fully serve a rural mission, GBC must assure that all resources are not being focused just in a main campus, but that resources are distributed equitably to all sites as can reasonably be delivered
Provide needed services to students at all GBC sites
To fully serve a rural mission, GBC must assure that all services are not being focused just in a main campus, but that services are distributed equitably to all sites as can reasonably be delivered
Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!
Great Basin College - 1500 College Parkway - Elko, Nevada 89801 - 775.738.8493
A member institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
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