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 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% 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 29% over five years.
College Columbia Basin College (WA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 178 staff 138 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 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,385 students 3,682 students
Columbia Basin College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1 31:1
Columbia Basin College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,565 students 2,087 students
Columbia Basin College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,820 students 1,890 students
Columbia Basin College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Columbia Basin College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Columbia Basin College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
2%
7%
Columbia Basin College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
26%
10%
Columbia Basin College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
2%
4%
Columbia Basin College Black (2006-2014)
% White
64%
59%
Columbia Basin College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
3%
5%
Columbia Basin College More (2008-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
7%
Columbia Basin College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.52 0.62
Columbia Basin College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,176 is more than the state average of $3,898. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,505 is less than the state average of $8,657. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,176 $3,898
Columbia Basin College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,505 $8,657
Columbia Basin College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 68% 72%
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
    (509)522-2500
    41.9010,536
  • 1,731 students | 42.50 Mi2411 NW Carden Ave
    Pendleton OR  97801
    (541)276-1260
    42.501,731
  • 2,016 students | 65.30 Mi7662 Chanute St NE
    Moses Lake WA  98837
    (509)793-2222
    65.302,016
  • 3,950 students | 71.20 MiSouth 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
    Yakima WA  98907
    (509)574-4600
    71.203,950
  • 3,510 students | 99.70 Mi1300 Fifth St
    Wenatchee WA  98801
    (509)682-6800
    99.703,510
Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,898 per year for in-state students and $8,657 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,683 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 lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.