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

2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301

General Information: (509) 547-0511
Website: www.columbiabasin.edu
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
AA/AS degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
BA/BS degree
Campus setting: City: Small
On-campus housing: No
Student Population: 10,630 (10,630 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 33 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $2,901 $2,901 $3,075 $3,379 +9.89%
Books and Supplies $965 $1,020 $1,065 $1,080 +1.41%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $3,866 $3,921 $4,140 $4,459 +7.71%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 345 47%
Grant or scholarship aid 320 43% $1,490,433 $4,658
• Federal grants 285 39% $910,608 $3,195
• Pell grants 284 38% $894,391 $3,149
• Other federal grants 23 3% $16,217 $705
Local and state government scholarships or grants 295 40% $569,168 $1,929
Institutional scholarships or grants 9 1% $10,657 $1,184
Student loan financial aid 43 6% $160,986 $3,744
• Federal student loans 43 6% $160,986 $3,744
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 873 278
Agriculture, General 1
Agricultural Business and Management, General 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 48 63
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 13 40
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1
Business/commerce, General 11
Marketing/marketing Management, General 21 8
Office Management and Supervision 2 15
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 26 18
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 2
Computer Programming/programmer, General 9 18
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 8
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/technician 3
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design 2
Web/multimedia Management and Webmaster 2
Education 7 18
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 7 18
Engineering Technology, General 3
Drafting and Design Technology/technician, General 3
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 123 133
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 16
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 1 4
Health Unit Coordinator/ward Clerk 1
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 35
Medical Administrative/executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 2
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/coder 7
Medical Office Assistant/specialist 5
Medical/clinical Assistant 7 25
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other 5
Nursing Assistant/aide and Patient Care Assistant/aide 16
Phlebotomy Technician/phlebotomist 27
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 18
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 49
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 4
Surgical Technology/technologist 16 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 16
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 10
Fire Services Administration 6
Legal Studies, General 8
Legal Administrative Assistant/secretary 1
Legal Assistant/paralegal 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 606
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 606
Mechanics and Repairers, General 15 28
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician 2 1
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 13 27
Precision Production Trades, General 23 15
Machine Tool Technology/machinist 8
Welding Technology/welder 15 15
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

*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
Website: www.columbiabasin.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=68
Address: 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,034
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,342 (62% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,288
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,258
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 66%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,889

* 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 981
Education 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1391
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
Grand total 46384

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 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 2018-2019
In-state $5,288
Out-of-state $7,258
Books and supplies $835

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 615 66%
Grant or scholarship aid 541 58% $5,889
Student loan aid 61 7% $4,671

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,835 42% $4,903
Federal student loans 543 8% $5,943

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
Recommendations
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 2019

Total Enrollment 7,034
Undergraduate enrollment 7,034
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

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