Columbia Basin College

Tel: (509)547-0511
6,385 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 6,385 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 32:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
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 178 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
College Columbia Basin College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 178 staff
62 staff
Columbia Basin College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 6,385 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,385 students 1,371 students
Columbia Basin College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
Columbia Basin College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,565 students
779 students
Columbia Basin College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,820 students
1,083 students
Columbia Basin College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Columbia Basin College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Columbia Basin College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Columbia Basin College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Columbia Basin College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Columbia Basin College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Columbia Basin College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Columbia Basin College More (2008-2014)
% Unknown races
Columbia Basin College Unknown (2006-2014)
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. 0.51 0.70
Columbia Basin College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,450 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,841 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,450 $5,664
Columbia Basin College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,841 $10,360
Columbia Basin College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 68%
Columbia Basin College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 10,536 students | 41.90 Mi500 Tausick Way
    Walla Walla WA 99362
  • 1,731 students | 42.50 Mi2411 NW Carden Ave
    Pendleton OR 97801
  • 2,016 students | 65.30 Mi7662 Chanute St NE
    Moses Lake WA 98837
  • 3,950 students | 71.20 MiSouth 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
    Yakima WA 98907
  • 3,510 students | 99.70 Mi1300 Fifth St
    Wenatchee WA 98801
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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Washington is The Art Institute of Seattle. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.