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Columbia Basin College Overview

Columbia Basin College is a public institution situated in Pasco, Washington. CBC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Columbia Basin College Known For?

1,496 Undergraduate Awards
$17,657 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at CBC.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Columbia Basin College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

CBC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#300 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CBC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Value Dental Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#155 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#155 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Columbia Basin College?

Location of Columbia Basin College

Contact details for CBC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2600 N 20Th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: 509-547-0511
Website: www.columbiabasin.edu

How Do I Get Into CBC?

You can apply to CBC online at: www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=68

Since Columbia Basin College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Columbia Basin College?

$17,657 Net Price
7% Take Out Loans
11.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CBC is $17,657. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CBC, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $4,671 a year. That adds up to $18,684 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CBC is 11.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Columbia Basin College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,920 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,280 undergraduate students at CBC, with 3,920 being full-time and 3,360 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CBC

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,920 full-time undergraduates at CBC, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CBC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Columbia Basin College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CBC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 85
Black or African American 50
Hispanic or Latino 1,744
White 1,735
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 300

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Columbia Basin College. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 9 countries are represented at CBC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Ukraine, Vietnam, and Rwanda.

Online Learning at Columbia Basin College

1,043 Took All Classes Online
2,692 Took At Least One Class Online
9.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,692 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CBC has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of CBC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Columbia Basin College was 9.7%. This is the #1,353 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CBC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Columbia Basin College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 690 0 0 690
Business Administration & Management 1 65 16 88 170
Teacher Education Grade Specific 116 17 9 0 142
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 35 14 16 0 65
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 57 0 0 0 57
Information Technology 2 25 0 29 56
Nursing 0 41 0 11 52
Allied Health Professions 1 29 13 0 43
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 18 18 0 36
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 24 0 0 0 24
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 24 0 0 0 24
Accounting 0 11 10 0 21
Precision Metal Working 3 11 2 0 16
Ground Transportation 16 0 0 0 16
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 12 12
Computer Information Systems 1 4 0 4 9
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 9 0 0 9
General Engineering Technology 0 8 0 0 8
General Business/Commerce 0 7 0 0 7
Nuclear Engineering Technology 0 7 0 0 7
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 7 0 0 7
Computer Systems Networking 0 5 0 0 5
Music 0 5 0 0 5
General Physical Sciences 0 4 0 0 4
Fire Protection 0 4 0 0 4
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 3 0 3
Computer Programming 0 2 0 0 2
Data Processing 0 1 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0 0
Physical Science Technicians 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 280 985 87 144 1,496

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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