Big Bend Community College

Moses Lake, WA 98837
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Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is located in Moses Lake, Washington. BBCC was established in 1962 and it currently serves around 4000 students. This community college offers academic programs in more than 43 academic areas. Students can pursue associate’s degrees at this two-year school or they can seek out the various certificate options that are available. Students will also have many transfer options available to them when attending BBCC. Transferring credits over to larger state colleges or universities is simple and it gives students the ability to move on to seek higher degrees.

The BBCC nursing program is among the most popular programs in the school. Students can pursue associate’s degrees in nursing at BBCC. The curriculum is split up between classroom work, skills laboratory time, and clinical experiences. This allows nursing students to gain confidence in their abilities so that they can provide top-tier care for patients in the future. This nursing program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. It has also been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students1,975
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 17
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 12
Certificate 9 65
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1965 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
03/01/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$103/credit
In State Students$103/credit
Out of State Students$116/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,635 $4,635 $5,220
ADN 70 $7,210 $7,210 $8,120
BSN 125 $12,875 $12,875 $14,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of Big Bend Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 52% $4,131
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,963
State Grant & Scholarships 47% $3,154
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 33% $1,030
Federal Student Loans 19% $4,249
Private Loans 2% $11,790


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,757
$30,001 to $48,000$5,877
$48,001 to $75,000$7,242
$75,001 to $110,000$12,417
Over $110,000$12,586

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Big Bend Community College
7662 Chanute St NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837

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