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Columbia Basin College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Columbia Basin College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors CBC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Columbia Basin College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Columbia Basin College was awarded 5 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

CBC was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CBC?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Columbia Basin College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

Learn more about Columbia Basin College admissions.

Columbia Basin College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Columbia Basin College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Columbia Basin College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbia Basin College

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Average Overall Diversity at CBC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,034 undergraduates at CBC with 3,928 being full-time and 3,106 being part-time.

CBC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

CBC scored 45.29 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  45.29 out of 100
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How Much Does Columbia Basin College Cost?

The overall average net price of CBC is $8,515. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CBC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,751 $7,798 $10,051 $13,940 $14,419

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CBC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CBC, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $4,671 a year. That adds up to $18,684 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CBC is 11.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do CBC Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CBC make around $35,900 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 10% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Columbia Basin College make the most money.

Location of Columbia Basin College

Located in Pasco, Washington, Columbia Basin College is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Pasco makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Columbia Basin College

Contact details for CBC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2600 N 20Th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: 509-547-0511

Columbia Basin College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 88 $47,000
Information Technology 29 NA
Dental Support Services 12 NA
Nursing 11 NA
Computer Information Systems 4 NA
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 NA
Marketing 0 NA
General Business/Commerce 0 NA
Computer Programming 0 NA
Computer Software & Applications 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Columbia Basin College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CBC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 2,692 students took at least one online class at Columbia Basin College. This is an increase from the 2,580 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,692 1,043
2016-2017 2,580 938
2015-2016 2,402 858
2014-2015 2,257 754
2013-2014 2,179 721

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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