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Columbia Basin College

Pasco, WA, USA
2.88 Average Rating

Columbia Basin College is a public, community institution established in Pasco, Washington. Along with its main campus, CBC also maintains a Health Science Center in the city of Richland. The college offers a wide variety of support programs for students to utilize, such as the College Assistance Migrant Program, the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program, and the First-Year Introduction program. Students attending CBC have the opportunity to visit the CBC Arts Center for a number of different events including art gallery exhibits, theater shows, concerts, and lectures.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
2%

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
6,708
Total Number of Undergrads
6,708
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,014
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$5,288
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$7,258
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,820
Books and Supplies
$835

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,753
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,013
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,026

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
8%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,485
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$5,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$102

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,400

What Students Are Saying

2.88 Average Rating
I think Columbia Basin College is a great place to start in your path of getting an Education. It is also a great place if you are returning to school after 20 years.
Jill from Pasco, WA
Small classes help you have 1 on 1 with teachers.
CBC has amazing courses.
Everyone motivates each other to do well.
Susana from Pasco, WA
Very Helpful to its students through the help of staff and teachers.
Strive to improve the education of all with easy access to many types of education.
enjoyable environment in and out side the classroom.
Erik from Kennewick, WA
Columbia Basin College is a great starting school. The staff there is helpful, it is easy to get around, the campus is clean, and the tuition is pretty cheap. I rate this school an 8/10 so far.
Katie from Pasco, WA
Columbia Basin College is easily one of the top tier community colleges. A campus that is based around the integrity, safety and education of it's many students stands out in the desert region of Washington., and a staff that truly cares about it's students. In short, a great place to be.
Kristopher from Kennewick, WA
CBC is an under rated college that provides an excellent education with incredible professors, challenging curriculum and the resources to succeed! Aside from the superb education, it is also EXTREMELY affordable. An all around smart experience literally and figuratively.
Cheyenne from Kennewick, WA
Great local community college.A very beautiful campus.They offer a variety of different programs fit for anyone.
Jorge from Pasco, WA

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