Big Bend Community College

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School Overview

Big Bend Community College is one of the most popular sources for career training and academic advancement in Lake Moses, Washington area. While the school accommodates all backgrounds, it has several programs that are specifically designed to help students in low-income situations to receive the training required to launch a successful career.

Big Bend offers a large variety of career oriented certificate, diploma and associate degree programs designed to help students qualify for entry-level positions in Botany, Medical Assisting, Automotive Technology, Nursing and Welding.

The school’s associate degree programs are uniquely designed, via affiliations with Central Washington University, Heritage University and Washington State University, to provide students not only a good education but the ability transfer to any one of these 4-year schools upon completing their degree.

As previously mentioned, Big Bend offers special programs for those from low-income backgrounds. For those who are unemployed or have little to no income, Big Bend provides monetary assistance, professional skills training and the Work First program designed to help these individuals find and prepare for a job.

Other financial aid programs are provided to students through a combination of grants, work-study and loans.

General Information

Admission Office

7662 Chanute Street

Moses Lake, WA 98837-3299

(509) 793-2061

(877) 745-1212

Fax: (509) 762-6243

Contact: Candy Lacher

Associate Vice President of Student Services
Main Address

7662 Chanute Street

Moses Lake, WA 98837-3299

(509) 793-2222

Total undergrads: 1,893

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 330

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,238


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $2,766 $2,820 $3,015 $3,225 +6.97%
Books and Supplies $900 $924 $972 $972 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,190 $5,490 $5,490 $5,580 +1.64%
Other $3,312 $3,765 $3,588 $3,588 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,842 $8,052 $8,460 $8,460 0.00%
Other $3,312 $3,765 $3,588 $3,588 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $12,168 $12,999 $13,065 $13,365 +2.30%
In-state Off Campus $14,820 $15,561 $16,035 $16,245 +1.31%
In-state with Family $3,666 $3,744 $3,987 $4,197 +5.27%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 218 74%
Grant or scholarship aid 193 66% $883,345 $4,577
• Federal grants 158 54% $542,231 $3,432
• Pell grants 157 53% $508,727 $3,240
• Other federal grants 28 10% $33,504 $1,197
State/local government grant or scholarships 161 55% $309,004 $1,919
Institutional grants or scholarships 42 14% $32,110 $765
Student loan aid 60 20% $251,512 $4,192
• Federal student loans 60 20% $251,512 $4,192
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 293 262
Agriculture 3
Agricultural Production Operations 3
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 16 30
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 5 5
Business/commerce 10
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 6
Office Management and Supervision 1 19
Computing and Information Sciences 15
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 5
Computer Programming/programmer 9
Computer Support Specialist 1
Construction Trades 14 14
Electrician 14 14
Education 4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 30 130
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 18
Medical Office Management/administration 4 22
Medical/clinical Assistant 8 13
Nursing Assistant/aide and Patient Care Assistant/aide 77
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 18
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 184
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 184
Mechanics and Repairers 12 24
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 5
Heavy/industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other 6 6
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other 1 18
Physical Sciences 1
Physical Sciences 1
Precision Production Trades 8 7
Welding Technology/welder 8 7
Transportation and Materials Moving 6 57
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew 6 2
Truck and Bus Driver/commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 55
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special admission criteria for aviation and nursing programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Production A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Business – General A
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Vendor/Product Certification C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Construction Trades

Electrician A,C


Early Childhood Education C
Teacher Assistance A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Office Administration A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Mechanics A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A,C

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General A

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology A,C

Science Technologies

Chemical Technology C

Transportation & Materials Moving

Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew A,C
Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Big Bend Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (509) 793-2222
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 7662 Chanute St NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837-3299
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,131
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,358 (64% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,381
Out-of-state Tuition: $4,830
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 70%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,559

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Big Bend Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Big Bend Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 53
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 23
Construction Trades 21
Education 21
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 42
Health Professions and Related Programs 53
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 63
Physical Sciences 1
Precision Production 21
Transportation and Materials Moving 11
Grand total 3024

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Big Bend Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,381
Out-of-state $4,830
Books and supplies $900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 223 70%
Grant or scholarship aid 200 63% $6,559
Student loan aid 33 10% $5,260

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 949 46% $6,189
Federal student loans 228 11% $5,350

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Big Bend Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Big Bend Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Big Bend Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,131
Undergraduate enrollment 2,131
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Big Bend Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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