Columbia Basin College

Tel: (509)547-0511
6,254 students
Public institution
CBC is a comprehensive two-year college that provides quality education and effective job preparation. CBC has a powerful impact on every segment of the community.
School Highlights:
Columbia Basin College serves 6,254 students (60.84% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is higher than the community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Columbia Basin College is the only community colleges within Franklin County, WA.
The nearest community college is Walla Walla Community College (41.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 142 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
College Columbia Basin College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 142 staff
61 staff
Columbia Basin College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,254 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,254 students 1,296 students
Columbia Basin College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 44:1
Columbia Basin College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,805 students
810 students
Columbia Basin College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,449 students
1,036 students
Columbia Basin College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Columbia Basin College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Columbia Basin College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Columbia Basin College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Columbia Basin College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Columbia Basin College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Columbia Basin College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Columbia Basin College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Columbia Basin College Unknown (2006-2013)
Columbia Basin College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.43 0.53
Columbia Basin College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,176 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,505 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 42% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,176 $5,694
Columbia Basin College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,505 $10,252
Columbia Basin College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 66%
Columbia Basin College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • CBC exists in an environment of diversity, fairness and equity to ensure that the people of Benton and Franklin counties have access to educational programs providing sufficient knowledge for higher educational achievement, meaningful employment, basic skills development, cultural enrichment, physical and emotional well-being. Founded in 1955, Columbia Basin College has served Benton and Franklin counties for half a century. The first classes at Columbia Basin College were authorized by the State Board of Education in May 1955. Classes began in September 1955 in temporary quarters at the Pasco Naval Base. The Pasco School District received title to more than 150 acres of land for the present campus site in Pasco. CBC's first permanent building was completed in 1957 and is the current V Building. CBC's capital construction program has since added 17 permanent buildings. Columbia Basin College is your community college. The college offers Transfer Degrees, Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.), Associate in Arts and Science Degrees (A.A.), Associate in Science Degrees (A.A.S.-T.), Certificate Programs and Certificate of General Studies. The college ia accreditated by the Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities to award degrees and certificates.

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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,000 per year for in-state students and $7,107 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,169 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Washington community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Washington is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.