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Is Columbia Basin College a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. So we've gathered facts about Columbia Basin College veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Columbia Basin College G.I. Bill Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on CBC:

How Does CBC Rank for Veterans?

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Each year, College Factual releases its Best Schools for Veterans ranking to highlight those colleges and universities that do a great job of supporting veterans while they continue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Columbia Basin College at #683.The school also ranked #17 in our Best for Vets in Washington ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. The table below shows how CBC fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 227
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 878

You can also see how specific majors at CBC fared when compared to the same major at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Project Management Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Project Management Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 17
Best Data Processing Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 23
Best Data Processing Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 23
Best Computer & IS Security Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 25
Best Data Processing Colleges for Veterans 33
Best Data Processing Technology Colleges for Veterans 33
Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 37

How Many Veterans Go to CBC?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

The VA reports that there are 219 G.I. Bill® students at CBC. Around 3.25% of students at the school are using the GI Bill® since the total enrollment at CBC is 6,745. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at CBC

Columbia Basin College participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Columbia Basin College does have a student veterans group.

Does CBC Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, CBC does not offer college credit for life experience.

If you have specialized military training, CBC may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

CBC Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at CBC.

Complaints to the VA About CBC

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.

References

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