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Want the scoop on Great Basin College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Great Basin 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 Great Basin College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Great Basin College was awarded 11 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Great Basin College was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Great Basin College?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Great Basin College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Great Basin College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Great Basin College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Great Basin College is 28%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  28 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Great Basin College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Great Basin College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Great Basin College is 2%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  2 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Great Basin College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,451 undergraduates at Great Basin College with 939 being full-time and 2,512 being part-time.

Great Basin College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Great Basin College is 74.86 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  74.86 out of 100
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How Much Does Great Basin College Cost?

The overall average net price of Great Basin College is $7,502. 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 Great Basin College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,386 $6,957 $8,983 $11,610 $11,610

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 Great Basin College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Great Basin College, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $6,226 a year. That adds up to $24,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Great Basin College is 11.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Great Basin College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Great Basin College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $31,300 in their early years. This is about 21% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Great Basin College

Great Basin College is a public institution situated in Elko, Nevada. Elko is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of Great Basin College

Contact details for Great Basin College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 College Parkway, Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-738-8493

Great Basin College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 19 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 NA
Nursing 16 $70,900
General Social Sciences 11 NA
General Biology 6 NA
General English Literature 6 NA
Engineering-Related Technologies 5 NA
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 3 NA
Design & Applied Arts 3 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 3 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Great Basin College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Great Basin College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 2,855 students took at least one online class at Great Basin College. This is an increase from the 2,669 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,855 2,194
2016-2017 2,669 2,023
2015-2016 2,809 2,054
2014-2015 2,563 1,769
2013-2014 2,396 1,553

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Notes and References


*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.


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