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Great Bay Community College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Great Bay Community College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Great Bay 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.

Great Bay Community College was awarded 76 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biomedical engineering.

Overall Quality

Great Bay Community College landed the #1,449 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Great Bay Community College also holds the #11 spot on the Best Colleges in New Hampshire ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Great Bay Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Great Bay Community College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Great Bay Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Great Bay Community College it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 Great Bay Community College is 18%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  18 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Great Bay 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 Great Bay Community College this rate is 51%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  51 out of 100

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Great Bay Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,565 undergraduates at Great Bay Community College with 458 being full-time and 1,107 being part-time.

How Much Does Great Bay Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Great Bay Community College is $16,847. 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 Bay Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,031 $19,219 $19,420 $19,420 $19,420

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 Bay 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 Great Bay Community College, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $4,152 a year. That adds up to $16,608 over four years for those students.

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

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How Much Money Do Great Bay Community College Graduates Make?

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Location of Great Bay Community College

Great Bay Community College is a public institution located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The suburban atmosphere of Portsmouth makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Great Bay Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801-2879
Phone: 603-427-7600

Great Bay Community College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 24 majors graduated from Great Bay Community College. Of these students, 245 received undergraduate degrees and 3 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 10 NA
General Biology 0 NA
Business Administration & Management 0 NA
Hospitality Management 0 NA
Computer Information Systems 0 NA
Computer Systems Networking 0 NA
Information Technology 0 NA
General Education 0 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 NA
Biomedical Engineering 0 NA

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Online Learning at Great Bay 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, 1,426 students took at least one online class at Great Bay Community College. This is an increase from the 469 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,426 1,080
2018-2019 469 131
2017-2018 439 124
2016-2017 493 120
2015-2016 484 134

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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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