Great Basin College: Narrative Description

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1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801-3348
Tel: (775)738-8493
Admissions: (775)753-2271
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of University and Community College System of Nevada. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 45-acre small town campus. Endowment: $150,000. Total enrollment: 2,731. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 4% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 60% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $5. State resident tuition: $1,642 full-time, $54.75 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4100 full-time, $110.50 per credit part-time. College room and board: $4420. College room only: $1800.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: local sororities; 1% of women are members. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: evening patrols by trained security personnel. 90 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Learning Resources Center with 27,521 books, 250 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $349,787. 95 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Primarily involved in mining, ranching, and government business, Elko is the largest city in Elko County and is at the heart of the nation's finest hunting and fishing areas, along with such historic landmarks as old ghost towns and deserted mining camps. Located at the base of the Ruby Mountains, Elko is also near Jarbidge Wilderness area and Great Basin National Park.

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