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.
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. Satellite facilities are located in over a dozen communities across the college's service area.
Great Basin College
Elko Campus [map]
1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801
The main campus of Great Basin College campus has been transformed into a high desert oasis during the last decade, well depicted in the GBC Campus Map.
The 44 acre site borders Interstate 80 less than a mile from downtown Elko, Nevada about half way between Reno and Salt Lake City. From the site, collegians may look south and see the snow-mantled Ruby Mountains.
A 4.5 million grant project from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, completed in June of 2001, has graced the campus with a landmark bell tower, pristine waterway, outdoor amphitheather, glass soliarium, and lovely landscaping.
The Elko campus provides:
With a regional population of about 40,000, Elko offers many urban amenities while remaining small enough to foster a sense of community. With the Ruby Mountain and Jarbidge wildnerness areas nearby, the region affords abundant outdoor recreational opportunities.
Home of the Western Folklife Center, Elko hosts the world-famous annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering in mid-winter. And, home to a large Basque commuity, it also hosts the National Basque Festival in mid-summer.
Though the community originated as only a stop on the Central Pacific Railroad, Elko is now the prosperous hub of the continent's richest gold mining region. Its colorful history is richly, and often humorously, documented in Howard Hickson's Histories by the director emeritus of the Norheastern Nevada Museum.
The links below provide additional information about the area:
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
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