Columbia Basin College

Columbia Basin College

Columbia Basin College is a two-year community college located in Pasco, Washington. It was established in 1955. The college enrolls more than 7,000 students per year. CBC offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

CBC sponsors men's and women's sports teams that participate in a wide variety of sports like baseball, basketball, golf and soccer. CBC's official mascot is the Hawk. The Hawks participate in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. CBC's campus is also home to several student clubs and organizations, including the Creative Writing Club, the Automotive Performance Club, and Phi Theta Kappa Club.

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Columbia Basin College
2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco , WA 99301
General Phone: (509) 547-0511

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Columbia Basin College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts595liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine83EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management43business, accounting technology, marketing
Medical Support and Technology41dental hygienist, medical coding, medical assistant
Computer Science and Engineering31computer programming, data processing tech, web design, computer networking
Mechanics and Repair15autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and administration, fire services administration
Production Trades14machinist, welding
Education and Teaching12early childhood education, teacher aide
Therapy and Counseling11substance abuse counseling, mental and social health services
Medical Administration11health unit coordinator, medical transcription, medical office assistant, medical secretary
Law11legal assistant
Office and Administration10office management, receptionist
Engineering Technician4engineering technology, drafting

Number of programs and degrees for Columbia Basin College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years8312
Associate's degree81226

Columbia Basin College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Columbia Basin College had a total enrollment of 6,393 students (4,782 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 2%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 23%
20-21 14%
22-24 12%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 5%
65+ 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Columbia Basin College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 43 %

Columbia Basin College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Pasco, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Columbia Basin College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,754
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,752
Books and supplies $ 1,020

Financial Aid:
Columbia Basin College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 377400)

Columbia Basin College Faculty

Columbia Basin College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1416
Non-tenured and not on tenure track38

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year59$57,86163$54,580
All faculty totalacademic year59$57,86163$54,580

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Columbia Basin College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports82634

Columbia Basin College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business/Commerce, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technology, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Columbia Basin College Apart:

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Top 18%Columbia Basin College % of full-time faculty on tenure track

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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