Big Bend Community College
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).
|Campus LocaleRemote Town|
|Number of Students1,975|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||12|
Nursing schools located within 185 miles radius of Big Bend Community College
Walla Walla Community College
91 miles away
Blue Mountain Community College
107 miles away
North Idaho College
123 miles away
138 miles away
Columbia Gorge Community College
141 miles away
Everett Community College
146 miles away
Bates Technical College
146 miles away
Shoreline Community College
147 miles away
South Puget Sound Community College
170 miles away
Lower Columbia College
185 miles away
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
09/01/1965 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
03/01/2005 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$103/credit|
|In State Students||$103/credit|
|Out of State Students||$116/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$1,963|
|State Grant & Scholarships||47%||$3,154|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||33%||$1,030|
|Federal Student Loans||19%||$4,249|
$6,266Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.