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Big Bend Community College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Big Bend Community College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Big Bend Community College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Big Bend Community College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Big Bend Community College was awarded 14 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is medical/clinical assistant.

Overall Quality

Big Bend Community College is ranked #1,811 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Big Bend Community College also holds the #47 spot on the Best Colleges in Washington ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Big Bend Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Since Big Bend Community College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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Big Bend Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Big Bend Community College, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Big Bend Community College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Big Bend Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Big Bend Community College this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100
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Big Bend Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,892 undergraduates at Big Bend Community College with 1,359 being full-time and 533 being part-time.

How Much Does Big Bend Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Big Bend Community College is $6,415. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Big Bend Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,972 $5,664 $8,421 $12,441 $13,618

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Big Bend Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Big Bend Community College, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $5,903 a year. That adds up to $23,612 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Big Bend Community College is 16.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Big Bend Community College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Big Bend Community College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $34,900 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 12% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Big Bend Community College make the most money.

Location of Big Bend Community College

Big Bend Community College is a public institution situated in Moses Lake, Washington. Moses Lake is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Big Bend Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7662 Chanute St Ne, Moses Lake, WA 98837-3299
Phone: 509-793-2222
Website: https://www.bigbend.edu/

Big Bend Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Big Bend Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Big Bend Community College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 1,607 students took at least one online class at Big Bend Community College. This is an increase from the 773 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,607 954
2018-2019 773 199
2017-2018 717 217
2016-2017 661 227
2015-2016 646 177

Learn more about online learning at Big Bend Community College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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