Big Bend Community College, located in Moses Lake, Washington, was founded in 1960 and is one of the 34 schools that comprise the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The school has experienced growth and community support since its founding, and has moved from its original location in Moses Lake High School to land once occupied by Larson Air Force Base. The school is dedicated to providing quality education to residents of Grant, Adams and Lincoln counties.
As a comprehensive college, BBCC offers a variety of programs and opportunities for aspiring students. academic transfer programs are designed to provide the first two years of a four year education, followed by the student applying for admission at a four year college or university to transfer their credits and earn a bachelor's degree. Career training and technical programs provide an education in a high demand field, preparing the student for employment by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to become a professional. Such programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate's degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Admissions to Big Bend Community College is made easy through the school's open admissions policy which allows any individual who wishes to enroll to do so if they apply, meet the minimum requirements for admissions and pay all fees. Individuals should provide transcripts and test scores, as well as be prepared to take a placement exam prior to registration. Meeting with a counselor is recommended to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school to determine need and aid program eligibility prior to constructing an aid packet.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $3,800-$4,600
- Out-of-State: $4,300-$5,105
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $100-$120 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $120-$140 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||77%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||67%||$6,438|
|Receiving Student Loans||20%||$4,531|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Big Bend Community College may provide services including:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Washington.
|Big Bend Community College||Grant County||Washington|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2005)
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The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Big Bend Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Transportation and Materials Moving
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