Great Basin College

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Great Basin College
Former names
Elko Community College
Northern Nevada Community College
Type Public
Established 1967
Students 3,436[1]
Location Elko, Nevada, U.S.
Colors Green and Gold         
Affiliations Nevada System of Higher Education
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Mascot Bighorn Sheep

Great Basin College is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education, located in Elko, Nevada, United States. Opened in 1967 as "Elko Community College", it was later renamed to "Northern Nevada Community College" and then to its current name.[2] It has 3,436 students.[1]


The College offers two-year and four year degrees in a variety of disciplines. It offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in the areas of business, computer office technology, criminal justice, early childhood education, industrial technology, land surveying and nursing. Additionally, it offers four year degrees in elementary and secondary education, applied science, land surveying, nursing, and integrated studies. As a comprehensive college, the institution provides instruction and training for students interested in career and technical education or those on an academic track towards an advanced degree. Certificate programs and short-term training programs also exist in several business, secretarial/administrative assistant and industrial arts fields.[3]


Elko campus

Great Basin College has its main campus in Elko, in northeastern Nevada. Residence halls are available at the Elko campus. Branch campuses also serve the communities of Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, and Winnemucca. Satellite centers are located in nearly 20 communities across rural Nevada.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Facts & Figures for Great Basin College". College View. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ Greenhaw, Charles. "History of the College". Great Basin College. Archived from the original on January 29, 2005. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada". Cappex. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Great Basin College Campuses". Great Basin College. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 

Coordinates: 40°50′33″N 115°46′02″W / 40.842619°N 115.767156°W / 40.842619; -115.767156