Columbia Basin College

  • 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Columbia Basin College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty178 staff145 staff
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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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,385 students4,463 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:131:1
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# Full-Time Students3,565 students2,353 students
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# Part-Time Students2,820 students2,110 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
26%
10%
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% Black
2%
4%
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% White
64%
59%
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% Two or more races
3%
5%
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% Unknown races
2%
7%
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Diversity Score0.520.62
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College Completion Rate
32%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,400$36,200
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,841$7,264
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Tuition NotesNone
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid68%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$10,614
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,172$5,830
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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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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.