Great Basin College

Elko, NV 89801
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Great Basin College (GBC) is located in Elko, Nevada. GBC was established back in 1967 and was originally called Elko Community College. It has gone through many name changes and other adjustments over the years. This school has continued to provide students with the best possible academic opportunities for decades. GBC currently serves just under 4,000 students and is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. It offers students the opportunity to earn associate degrees and it even has several bachelor degree programs. The school also offers students many different career and technical programs to consider and has earned a reputation as a school that helps students to advance their career prospects.

The GBC nursing program is capable of providing students with the complete nursing education that they need to find success as professionals. This school has a renowned AAS nursing program that is fully approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. The nursing programs at the school are also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Clinical experiences will take place at local hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the community. GBC also offers a totally online RN to BSN program for those who wish to pursue a bachelor degree while working. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students3,244
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 24
Bachelor's degree 2 21
Certificate 11 126
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 100%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
06/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/1992 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/2006 - 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 $10
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$95/credit
In State Students$95/credit
Out of State Students$200/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 $4,275 $4,275 $9,000
ADN 70 $6,650 $6,650 $14,000
BSN 125 $11,875 $11,875 $25,000
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, 73% of Great Basin 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 34% $4,165
Other Federal Grant 3% $576
State Grant & Scholarships 64% $1,230
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 18% $1,121
Federal Student Loans 6% $6,815
Private Loans -- $18,000


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$9,587
$30,001 to $48,000$10,152
$48,001 to $75,000$12,400
$75,001 to $110,000$14,319
Over $110,000$14,477

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

Relevant scholarships

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Nevada state board of nursing.
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801

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