Columbia Basin College

Tel: (509)547-0511
  • 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 to Columbia Basin College is Walla Walla Community College (41.9 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 178 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Columbia Basin College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty178 staff145 staff
Columbia Basin College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Columbia Basin College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Columbia Basin College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,385 students4,463 students
Columbia Basin College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio36:131:1
Columbia Basin College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,565 students2,353 students
Columbia Basin College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,820 students2,110 students
Columbia Basin College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Columbia Basin College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Columbia Basin College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Columbia Basin College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Columbia Basin College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Columbia Basin College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Columbia Basin College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Columbia Basin College More (2009-2016)
% Unknown races
Columbia Basin College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.520.62
Columbia Basin College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Columbia Basin College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2009)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,400$36,300
Columbia Basin College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,450 is more than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,841 is less than the state average of $7,264. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,450$4,032
Columbia Basin College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,841$7,264
Columbia Basin College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesNone
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid68%71%
Columbia Basin College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$11,000
Columbia Basin College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,172$5,833
Columbia Basin College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,032 per year for in-state students and $7,264 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.