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- Campus FoodNG
- Student LifeC+
Columbia Basin is a public college located in Pasco, Washington in the Kennewick Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,928 undergraduate students. The Columbia Basin acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 29% of students, Columbia Basin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,400.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities711 Graduates
Early Childhood Education127 Graduates
Computer and Information Systems Security59 Graduates
Medical Assistant53 Graduates
Nursing Assistant52 Graduates
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT)43 Graduates
Engineering Technician29 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)25 Graduates
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.11 responses
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Columbia Basin College Reviews
Transferred from another community college to CBC and thoroughly enjoyed my time here. The professors are always willing to help their students, so PLEASE make sure if you don't understand what a professor is teaching that you ask questions! I was only here for one year before I graduated with my AAST and transferred to a 4 year state school. But the resources offered to students is great, especially since majority of them are already paid for within your tuition! The only negative I had with the school is how spread out the campus is, having a class in the Business building and then trotting to the opposite side of campus for a class in the SWL building was a journey in itself. As well as the parking situation - with as big as the campus is, they should reduce the grass areas and add in more parking spaces.
The campus has great diversity and a good energy! Instructors really care about the students and give 100 percent to ensuring their academic success. The campus is easy to navigate, and they have an excellent resource center. They have just added super cute dorms that I would have lived in last year had that been an option. They have a pretty broad catalog of courses and they try to match what the local area is in need of so getting placed after graduation, locally is easy. The planetarium and observatory are super pleasant surprises and they are free to the students.
The online learning at CBC for me was easy. You get to connect with your instructors in Zoom which is free! And get to turn in all your work in Canvas. Although, if you need to get a hold of your instructors you will have to email them but due to getting email from many students, you’ll have to wait at least 1-2 days for a response.