Why Great Bay?

Welcome to Great Bay Community College! We offer quality courses, state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, a small faculty student ratio, a friendly and relaxed environment. Whether you want to peruse an Associate Degree, transfer to one of New Hampshire's four-year colleges, or upgrade your skills, we have the programs, services and course schedules to help you succeed. 

Open House: We host 3 open houses every year. This is a great opportunity for students to meet the staff and faculty, learn more about the programs, speak to transfer partners, tour the campus and even have that application fee waived.

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April 13 - 4pm - 6pm Register


We offer a wide range of courses to fit your needs and interests ranging from online learning and workforce development to traditional classroom instruction. We've got two thriving campus located in Portsmouth and Rochester and over 50 Degree and Certificate Programs.


We help you achieve your educational goals by maintaining the lowest tuition rates in New Hampshire.  Many of our students receive financial aid



Our faculty have real-world experience and are dedicated to student success. Our small class size offers more individual attention and improved instruction.


Our students take ownership of their education and are doing amazing things. 

l-Klemarczyk.jpgLucy Klemarczyk
Liberal Arts USNH Dual Admission
Lucy's Story
"I'm getting the education, the athletics and the community at Great Bay."

j-jordan.jpgJoel Jordan
Biological Science ?
Joel's Story
"I was really lucky that a faculty member approached me and asked if I was interested in working on a research program."


Enrolling at GBCC is the first step toward earning two degrees. Students have successfully transferred credits to 200 colleges and universities. Through the New Hampshire Dual Admission Program we have a seamless academic pathway to one of the four members of the University System of New Hampshire (University of New Hampshire, Keene State, Plymouth State and Granite State). 


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