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Degree and certificate programs

What Sets Great Bay Apart

Academic Excellence

Over fifty degree and certificate programs in healthcare, business, STEM, and liberal arts taught by credentialed faculty with years of experience in higher education and industry.

Support to Succeed

Admissions counselors, academic advisors, tutors and staff members from our award winning Center for Academic Planning and Support (CAPS) working one-on-one to ensure student success.

Transfer Pathways

Transfer agreements with other Colleges and Universities in New Hampshire and beyond and transfer advisors to work one-on-one to help you with the process. Great Bay is one of the largest transfer feeder schools to the University of New Hampshire.

2 Campuses

The main campus is in Portsmouth, NH at the Pease Tradeport and the second is located in Rochester, NH.

State of the Art Facilities

The campus in Rochester includes advanced manufacturing, CNC, NDT and welding labs outfitted with equipment used in industry. The Portsmouth campus includes designated lab spaces for life sciences, nursing, veterinary technology, computer technology, surgical technology and information systems technology. Both campuses offer high tech classrooms and ample space for students to study and gather.

5 Athletic Teams

Teams include men’s basketball and baseball and women’s basketball, volleyball and softball as well as men’s and women’s golf. GBCC is a member of the Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) within the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

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I am saving roughly 1/3 of the tuition cost from my prior university. After housing costs and flights, I am spending 1/5 of what I was spending last year.
Cameron Stukel, Current Student

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Great Bay Community College is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.1 day ago
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Don't miss the Lady Heron's Home Game tonight at 5:30 vs. CMCC Mustangs. Portsmouth campus or stream in live on GBCC's YouTube page. For the full schedule and roster:

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Go Herons!
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Great Bay Community College is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.3 days ago
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
“I really enjoy the community college setting. Students are there because they have a desire to learn.”
- Catherine Moloney

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Great Bay Community College is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.3 days ago
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Congrats to our recent cohort of students who completed the 8-week classroom portion of our Medical Assistant Certificate program. They are now working toward completing their 160 externship hours at sites including Core Physicians offices of Stratham Family Practice and Hampton Health Internal Medicine, and Portsmouth Regional Hospital Surgical Oncology Services. Interested in this high demand career? Visit:
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“The best part about my job is that I get to create lifesaving medicines to save lives every single day…..Great Bay has prepared me for this job in almost every way I can think of…”
- Jennifer Currier, GBCC Graduate, Currier Operator, Lonza

Hear more about Jennifer’s role at Lonza, and advice for other GBCC students
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The College has helped me develop both personally and professionally. I am so grateful for my Great Bay experience.
Rachel Robillard, Current Student
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