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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Columbia Basin is a public college located in Pasco, Washington in the Kennewick Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,692 undergraduate students. The Columbia Basin acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 30% of students, Columbia Basin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,400.
About Columbia Basin College...
Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference
Address
2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
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Columbia Basin College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$8,034/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,753/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
60%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,692Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,016
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say they don't have Greek life.5 responses
Poll
40%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.5 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Affordable
    51%
  • Helpful and wants you to succed
    27%
  • Variety
    11%
  • Average
    7%
  • You won't regret coming here!
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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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.
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If you are a first-generation, low-income student there is a pretty good amount of support services available such as; TRIOs, the Resource Center has a lot resources such as travel assistance, book assistance, accommodations for illness(including mental health). Issues everyone else seems to encounter at CBC is finding parking, ridiculously high prices of textbooks and unavailability of certain classes (Graphic design, Medical) that would be good for transferring to 4- year universities.
Eastern Washington University because it is the perfect fit for me. EWU is in a city where I was looking for; it also offers great financial help and services that will help me get through college. It has an outstanding undergraduate education program that I know will prepare me good enough for my teaching career. When I graduate from EWU with my teaching degree in elementary education, I’m looking forward to the possibility of being able to teach at Rowena Chess Elementary, where I can give back to my community, by motivating and inspiring to work hard and do well in school.