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
    NG
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Columbia Basin College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301

Admissions

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Cost

Net Price
$7,207/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,159/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,079/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,445/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,103/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,294/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,565Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After Columbia Basin College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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Columbia Basin College is inclusive, helpful, and not at all intimidating. I was in their running start program and I'm about to graduate with an AA degree and a high school diploma! The running start program allowed me to attend 2 years of college and my only expenses were fees and textbooks. I was able to save thousands of dollars. I truly enjoyed my time there.
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I am currently attending Columbia Basin College. It is a community college in Pasco, WA. One thing that I love about CBC is the CAMP program, its a migrant assistant program that helps students out financially and academically. I am proud to say that I am a CAMP graduate. CAMP gives students money for their progress reports and takes students on trips to see other universities of their choice. The professors at CBC are nice, but can be strict at times. The good thing is that the classrooms are averaged of 30 students per class. It gives a chance for the students to talk one on one with their professor. Another thing about CBC is that it's cheap to attend, it's fun, close to the mall and a lot of restaurants and they finally made dorms on campus for the students at Columbia Basin College.
The quality varies. My art appreciation course required a full 18x24" watercolor pad with 12 sheets, which is approximately $22. The projects that were made in the class did not use all 12 pages, only 4, despite what our professor insisted. We never even used watercolor paints. Instead, our professor opted for cheap tempura, which made the class feel more like an elementary level arts and crafts class rather than a college level art appreciation course. Our curriculum was rushed and did not cover more than half the textbook.

However, my business law professor had a very high quality class that I'm very satisfied with. We covered a high amount of information in the time that we had and every minute in class was worth it, from explaining certain laws, answering questions and providing help with the online portion of the work. It's hit or miss, depending on the professor.