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Columbia Basin College Overview

Columbia Basin College is a public institution located in Pasco, Washington. Pasco is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Columbia Basin College Known For?

1,574 Undergraduate Awards
$17,826 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain 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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Value Dental Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Value Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Value Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Value Allied Health Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Value Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#112 Most Popular Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CBC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Project Management Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#127 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Nursing Degree Search
#147 Best Liberal Arts Schools College Factual
#184 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools College Factual
#184 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools College Factual

Where Is Columbia Basin College?

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Contact details for CBC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2600 N 20Th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: 509-547-0511

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?

$17,826 Net Price
7% Take Out Loans
8.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CBC is $17,826. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CBC, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $4,918 a year. That adds up to $19,672 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CBC is 8.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Columbia Basin College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,770 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,745 undergraduate students at CBC, with 3,770 being full-time and 2,975 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 3,770 full-time undergraduates at CBC, 39% are male and 61% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 80
Black or African American 40
Hispanic or Latino 1,654
White 1,644
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 349

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

5,501 Took All Classes Online
5,972 Took At Least One Class Online
106.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,972 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 106.9%. This is the #407 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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 0 872 0 0 872
Business Administration & Management 1 51 21 68 141
Teacher Education Grade Specific 88 13 0 0 101
Nursing 0 53 0 21 74
Information Technology 0 27 0 35 62
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 30 11 16 0 57
Allied Health Professions 1 29 16 0 46
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 38 0 0 0 38
Accounting 0 16 8 0 24
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 18 0 0 0 18
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 16 16
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 12 3 0 15
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 15 0 0 15
Precision Metal Working 0 12 0 0 12
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 11 0 0 11
General Engineering Technology 0 9 0 0 9
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 8 0 0 0 8
Computer Information Systems 2 4 0 1 7
Computer Systems Networking 0 6 1 0 7
General Business/Commerce 0 6 0 0 6
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 5 0 5
General Physical Sciences 0 5 0 0 5
Nuclear Engineering Technology 0 4 0 0 4
Fire Protection 0 4 0 0 4
Ground Transportation 4 0 0 0 4
Computer Programming 0 3 0 0 3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 3 0 0 3
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 2 0 0 2
Quality Control Technology 0 2 0 0 2
Data Processing 0 1 0 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 1 0 0 1
Music 0 1 0 0 1
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
Physical Science Technicians 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 190 1,173 70 141 1,574

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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