Columbia Basin College

Tel: (509)547-0511
6,172 students
Public institution

Get admissions information on Columbia Basin College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

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 6,172 students (59% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 28%.
Columbia Basin College is the only community colleges within Franklin County, WA.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
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

Student Body

The student population of 6,172 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,172 students
1,287 students
Columbia Basin College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,665 students
832 students
Columbia Basin College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,507 students
1,021 students
Columbia Basin College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Columbia Basin College sch enrollment Columbia Basin College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Columbia Basin College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
23%
7%
Columbia Basin College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
Columbia Basin College Black (2006-2012)
% White
72%
66%
Columbia Basin College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Columbia Basin College More (2008-2012)
Columbia Basin College sch ethnicity Columbia Basin College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Columbia Basin College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,176 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 35% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,505 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 52% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,176 $5,940
Columbia Basin College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,505 $10,072
Columbia Basin College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

Get admissions information on Columbia Basin College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Loaction Mi. Students
  • No schools listed.
Recent Articles
4 Indispensable Tips for Surviving Your 1st Semester of Community College
4 Indispensable Tips for Surviving Your 1st Semester of Community College
This summer will be wrapping up before we know of it, and your first semester at community college is rapidly approaching. Are you ready for it?
Simple Mistakes Cost Community College Students Millions
Are you receiving the full financial aid you should? The process of applying for financial aid can be both time-consuming and confusing, especially for first-time college students. Learn about common errors to avoid in order to maximize your financial aid opportunities.
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.