Great Bay Community College

Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Great Bay Community College (GBCC) is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire. This public community college was established all the way back in 1945 and currently serves over 2200 students. It seeks to provide the community with great academic opportunities and it is held to very high academic standards. GBCC is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. This school has been offering students many associate’s degree and certificate programs in many different fields for a long time.

The GBCC nursing program offers students the opportunity to earn their associate’s degrees in nursing. This renowned program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing. GBCC students have traditionally had a very high success rate on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam due to the thorough education that they have received. Nurses from this program go on to find employment in the field very easily and have proven to be very successful members of the medical community.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Number of Students1,846
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 41
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
04/10/2002 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/2006 - 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 $20
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$210/credit
In State Students$210/credit
Out of State Students$478/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 $9,450 $9,450 $21,510
ADN 70 $14,700 $14,700 $33,460
BSN 125 $26,250 $26,250 $59,750
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 Great Bay 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 34% $4,510
Other Federal Grant 17% $385
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $985
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 39% $845
Federal Student Loans 47% $4,932
Private Loans 1% $10,115


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$13,051
$30,001 to $48,000$18,375
$48,001 to $75,000$18,564
$75,001 to $110,000$18,564
Over $110,000$18,564

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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 New Hampshire state board of nursing.
Great Bay Community College
320 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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