Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth

Portsmouth, NH

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Great Bay Community College offers 120-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. 41.1% are women, and 58.9% are men. Great Bay Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Great Bay Community College is 16234$, that is above national average. 12% of full-time Great Bay Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Great Bay Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Great Bay Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,703
$30,001 - $48,000$19,044
$48,001 - $75,000$19,403
$75,001 - $110,000$19,448



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


929 of Great Bay Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 42 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Great Bay Community College number 15 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Hampshire.

Students at Great Bay Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Great Bay Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA)

Graduation Rate


Great Bay Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

12% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Great Bay Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Great Bay Community College is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Great Bay Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Great Bay Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New Hampshire.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 320 Corporate Drive address in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Great Bay Community College with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Great Bay Community College offers 120 programs in total: 60 are for Associate's degree, 51 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 9 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in New Hampshire state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and less than 1-year certificate programs offered.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Hampshire state average data to help you compare.


Great Bay Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1215 students with 36446 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Great Bay Community College

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theres a reason the tuition is low

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The faculty and staff here are so supportive. So far, my time here has been an amazing experience!

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Glad to have this community college here in our back yard

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Overall Rating:

Cheaper than UNH, but that's not saying much. Both classes I took here were very disappointing. One in-person class had numerous typos in the quizzes which affected student grades. The professor didn't seem to care that much, even after being made aware, and I got the impression they would continue to reuse the same problematic quizzes. The other class was online with a different professor, but calling it a class is a stretch. There were no lectures and we were simply pointed to a related Youtube tutorial (low quality) produced by a third-party.

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Overall Rating:

Great all around! Their employees are very professional, expecially Sandra Ho! Thank you

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Location & Website

Address: 320 Corporate Drive


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6034277600

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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