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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  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 3,928 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.
2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
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Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference

Columbia Basin College Rankings

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Columbia Basin Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$8,717/ 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
$5,889/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
66%

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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,928Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,106
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Quiet
    67%
  • Outgoing
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
Poll
45%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.11 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Affordable
    49%
  • Helpful and wants you to succed
    27%
  • Variety
    12%
  • Average
    6%
  • You won't regret coming here!
    4%
  • Stay away
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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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.
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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.
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.