Great Basin College

1500 College Parkway, Elko, NV

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Questions and Answers about Great Basin College

Chloe E.
10 months ago
Are Great Basin College admission standards higher for those who are interested in the medical field?

Majors offered at Great Basin College

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, General

Academics at Great Basin College

Student Faculty Ratio
15 to 1
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Great Basin College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Great Basin College Students6%3%57%26%3%6%6%
All College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Great Basin College Students
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Great Basin College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Professional Land Surveyor78k
Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)70k
Technical Support Analyst48k
Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Analyst41k
Information Technology (IT) Assistant39k
Team Leader, IT36k
Staff Accountant24k
Based on 231 student responses
45kAvg. Early Career Pay
67.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
62%in High-Meaning careers
1%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Great Basin College

Great Basin College financial aid

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Student reviews of Great Basin College

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Helpful learning and accessibility services
Close-knit community
Accessible and helpful professors
Safe campus
Hannah Hillstead
Travel And Tourism
Makeup and Beauty
Interior Design
Art + 9 others



My education experience with GBC was great. I got my associate of arts in business within two years and the classes are for the most part, VERY doable. Highly recommend a public college before transferring to a university.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I wish there were more and better opportunities for students. Nothing majorly bad.

Traci Huerta
Interior Design
Painting and Studio Art



I had excellent instructors. They are very kind, compassionate, and caring. They were always.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

What I do not like about Great Basin was the financial aid department. They need to work as a team and communicate better, there’s a lot of miscommunication in their office. It just causes a lot of problems. Other than that I have no other complaints.



The advisors in the social work program work really well with the students to help them achieve their degrees in a timely manner.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is mainly an online school there are some but very few social events.

Caitlin Carr
Drawing And Illustration
Music + 5 others



I like that the campus is small and the programs are generally affordable. Financial aid is available if needed. Specifically, I like that Great Basin College (GBC) has several high-quality programs. The nursing program, for example, has been ranked the best in the state for three years in a row! Staff members are wonderful, and most professors have office hours that easily meet student needs. I also like that those in more rural towns can still join classes through video conferencing (IAV), so they aren't necessarily required to commute to Elko to participate in class.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes it can be difficult to get books at the bookstore, and the waiting time can be a few weeks, depending on the textbook, but most of the time, they did have many class bundles available. Books can be a bit expensive, but not too terrible. The cafeteria isn't always open, so sometimes you are stuck with food from vending machines or finding a place in town to eat.

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