Great Basin College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,607
2.53% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,058
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.73%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,197
27.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
4.76%
2 Graduates

About

Great Basin College is a higher education institution located in Elko County, NV. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Great Basin College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (77 degrees awarded), Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (32 degrees), and Registered Nursing (30 degrees).

In 2022, 843 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Great Basin College. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (514 degrees), 2.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (207 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Great Basin College is $3,607, which is $−8,357 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Great Basin College is $3,607, which is $−8,357 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,058.

In 2022, 30% of undergraduate students attending Great Basin College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 5% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,607
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Great Basin College was $3,607. The cost of tuition at Great Basin College is $−8,357 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$7,058
2022 Value
9.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Great Basin College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,058. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Great Basin College grew by 9.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,250
Room and Board
$1,670
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Great Basin College was of $6,250 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,670. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

30% of undergraduate students at Great Basin College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 21.1% with respect to 2021, when 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.73%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Great Basin College was 3.73%, which represents 5 out of the 134 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Great Basin College had a total enrollment of 3,197 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Great Basin College is 878 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,319. This means that 27.5% of students enrolled at Great Basin College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Great Basin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.6% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.57% Two or More Races, 4.54% Black or African American, 2.88% Asian, 2.31% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.5% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Great Basin College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Great Basin College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,197 students. The full-time enrollment at Great Basin College is 878 and the part-time enrollment is 2,319. This means that 27.5% of students enrolled at Great Basin College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

38%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Great Basin College was 38%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Great Basin College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,811 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    809 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    146 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Great Basin College is 56.6% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.57% Two or More Races, 4.54% Black or African American, 2.88% Asian, 2.31% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.5% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 102 students (3.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 107 more women than men received degrees from Great Basin College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Great Basin College is white (514 degrees awarded). There were 2.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (207 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Great Basin College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (77 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (32 degrees) and Registered Nursing (30 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Great Basin College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Construction (55 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (100 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Great Basin College are Elementary & middle school teachers (94,302 people), Other managers (91,915 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (72,641 people), Postsecondary teachers (71,589 people), and Secondary school teachers (63,495 people).

The most specialized majors at Great Basin College in 2022 are Science Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Construction (55 degrees), Engineering Technologies (100 degrees), Precision Production (56 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (88 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Great Basin College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Great Basin College are Science Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Construction (55 degrees), Engineering Technologies (100 degrees), Precision Production (56 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (88 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Great Basin College are Elementary & secondary schools (222,060 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (143,717 people), Construction (117,391 people), Computer Systems Design (91,776 people), and Legal services (62,821 people).

The most specialized majors at Great Basin College are Science Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Construction (55 degrees), Engineering Technologies (100 degrees), Precision Production (56 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (88 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Great Basin College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 77 degrees awarded
  2. 32 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Great Basin College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 77 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

368
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
475
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 368 degrees were awarded to men at Great Basin College, which is 0.775 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (475).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Great Basin College in Electrician, which is 12.8 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Great Basin College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 8.4 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
19%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from Great Basin College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 19% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (20%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Great Basin College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (20% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    514 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    207 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Great Basin College is white (514 degrees awarded). There were 2.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (207 degrees).

2.49% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    287 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    227 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Great Basin College is white female (287 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (227 degrees).

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Operations

Great Basin College has an endowment valued at nearly $854k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−71.9%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Great Basin College had a total salary expenditure of 31.1M. Great Basin College employs 34 Instructors, 32 Professors and 6 No academic ranks. Most academics at Great Basin College are Male Instructor (24), Male Professor (19), and Female Professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Great Basin College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 18 employees, and Service with 14 employees.

Endowment

$854k
2022 Endowment
5.01%
decline from 2021

Great Basin College has an endowment valued at about $854k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Great Basin College declined 5.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$14.6M
2022 Salaries
0.379%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Great Basin College paid a median of $14.6M in salaries, which represents 47.1% of their overall expenditure ($31.1M) and a 0.379% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.15M
Instructional Salaries
72
Number of Employees

In 2022, Great Basin College paid a total of $5.15M to 72 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Great Basin College were Instructor with 34 employees, Professor with 32 employees, and No academic rank with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Great Basin College were Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 18 employees, and Service with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Great Basin College was Male Instructor with 24 employees, Male Professor with 19 employees, and Female Professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Great Basin College.

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