Located in the high desert of rural Nevada, Great BasinCollege is a comprehensive college offering both associate and baccalaureate degrees in career-focused areas of study. With its main campus in Elko, a beautiful site with residential student housing and state-of-the-art learning technology, it serves the largest geographic area of Nevada’s public colleges. Its 62,000 square mile service area includes centers in Ely, Pahrump and Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, and over a dozen satellite sites sprinkled throughout the rural outback of Nevada. The region’s spectacular basin and range geography features the majestic Ruby, Independence and JarbidgeMountains in the north, the Toiyabe range in central Nevada, and snow capped MountCharleston within the Mojave Desert in the south. The mountains are juxtaposed by broad and fertile basins, offering abundant opportunity for outdoor pursuits.
GBC maintains the spirit of a community college, providing affordable education in an environment that embraces and respects all cultures. It stands among the most innovative colleges in America, integrating many disciplines into single courses and programs, helping students to develop critical thinking and self-directed learning skills, preparing graduates to enter their careers and professional lives with the confidence and knowledge to succeed in the global market place.