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.
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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.79 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities753 Graduates
Early Childhood Education129 Graduates
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT)47 Graduates
Computer and Information Systems Security41 Graduates
Nursing Assistant41 Graduates
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications37 Graduates
Data Processing35 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.5 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.5 responses
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Columbia Basin College Reviews
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.
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.