Columbia Basin College

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School Overview

Columbia Basin College is a higher education institution located in Pasco, Washington. The college offers a large selection of associate degrees and one four-year bachelor business degree in applied management. The college has a total annual enrollment of approximately 13,000 students.

Programs at Columbia Basin College cover the gamete and include Accounting, Administration, Agriculture, Visual Art, Automotive Technology, Chemistry, Foreign Language, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Geology, History, Horticulture, Literature, Engineering, Technology, Fitness, Health, Education, Fire Science, and Psychology, just to name a few.

Columbia Basin College has experienced a lot of growth over the last decade and has added several new buildings to their campus in order to accommodate the growing demand for higher education within the community. New buildings include the Moore Observatory, the Thornton Center, the Center for Career and Technical Education, the Business Building, the College Foundation, a Health Sciences Center at the Richland campus, a research farm and the new athletic fields.

General Information

Admission Office

2600 North 20th Avenue

Pasco, WA 99301

(509) 547-0511

Fax: (509) 546-0401

Contact: Patricia Campbell

Director of Admissions and Registration
Main Address

2600 North 20th Avenue

Pasco, WA 99301

(509) 547-0511

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,904


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $28
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special application process and requirements for nursing, dental hygiene, radiologic technology, paramedic, medical assistant, automotive technology and surgical technician programs. Applicants not graduates of regionally accredited high schools or those without a GED must submit Washington Pre-College Test, SAT, or ACT scores.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations A
Agricultural Business A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Management Information Systems A
Office Management A,C
Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts A
Sales and Distribution A
Tourism/Travel Services C

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Processing Technology A

Construction Trades

Carpentry A


Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Records Administration A
Medical Transcription A,C
Nursing – Practical A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A
Automotive Technology A
Diesel Mechanics A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A
Mathematics/Computer Science A

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies C
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Columbia Basin College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (509) 547-0511
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,280
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,381 (60% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,613
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,294
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 65%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,005

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Columbia Basin College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Columbia Basin College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1182
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1082
Education 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1392
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 31
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Precision Production 42
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 47396

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Columbia Basin College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,613
Out-of-state $7,294
Books and supplies $840

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 588 65%
Grant or scholarship aid 509 56% $6,005
Student loan aid 63 7% $3,995

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,992 43% $4,968
Federal student loans 478 7% $5,549

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Columbia Basin College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Columbia Basin College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Columbia Basin College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,280
Undergraduate enrollment 7,280
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Columbia Basin College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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