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Welcome to Great Basin College!

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Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-oriented, post-secondary education to rural Nevada!

As you prepare for your future, we welcome you to meet with our faculty and staff to discuss your own educational goals and how GBC can assist you in reaching your goals!

The main campus in Elko, Nevada is a comprehensive residential college. Branch campuses are located in Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, and Winnemucca. There are satellite facilities in over a dozen communities across northern Nevada.

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Your Degree, Your Way!

Great Basin College is a pioneer in distance education as well as online education delivery, now offering 30 certificate and degree programs that are available completely online.

Courses are taught in traditional classroom settings, through distance delivery using high-tech interactive video technology and web-based learning platforms.

There are over 3800 students attending GBC, the vast majority of which would recommend GBC to a friend or relative. Since its founding in 1967, the college has awarded more than 5500 degrees and certificates. This past year, 432 certificates and degrees were awarded as well as scores of Recognitions of Achievement.






Bachelor Degrees

GBC Bachelor Degree.

Bachelor Degrees including Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) are typically four-year programs preparing graduates for professional positions and graduate study.

Associate Degrees

GBC Associate Degree.

Associate Degrees including Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) are typically two-year programs preparing the graduate for transferring to a four-year program of study. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is typically a two-year program preparing the graduate for an entry-level position or employment upgrade in a career or technical field.

Certificates of Achievement

GBC Certificates of Achievement.

A one-year Certificate of Achievement Program is typically an abbreviated form of a corresponding two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The shorter Certificate Program prepares students for specific job skills quickly.













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Saturday, July 21 at 5 p.m. in the GBC Fitness Center located on the GBC Elko campus. Participants will have the opportunity to win numerous prizes donated by local businesses and organizations. Cost is $5 admissions and $2 per card or $20 for entire night of cards.

Warrior of the Canyon Run, Walk, Cycle Aug. 4

Warrior of the Canyon is a free walk, run and cycle event located in Lamoille Canyon. For more information, visit:

Summer Science Workshop Aug. 6-9

Biological Sciences majors, current and new GBC students are invited to learn college success strategies, tour the UNR med school, network with professionals in medicine and research, and gain insightful information on pre-med preparation. Email to apply by July 13.   [PDF file*

RAD Annual Yard Sale Aug. 25

The RAD Group will host its annual yard sale to benefit the radiology program Saturday, August 25. To donate items to the yard sale or to reserve a booth spot, call 775-530-6768.






Important Academic Dates

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