About Columbia Basin College

Founded in 1955, Columbia Basin College. is a college. Located in Washington, which is a city setting in Washington, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 6,489 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Columbia Basin College Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 127 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Columbia Basin College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CBC are considered , with ,12% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Columbia Basin College.

6%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
56%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
8%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
11%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
89%
“I feel extremely safe”
31%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
29%
“We bought the gear”
40%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
22%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
78%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
3%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
19%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
53%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
19%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
22%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
69%
“There might be people who do”
6%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
6%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
56%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
8%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
11%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
89%
“I feel extremely safe”
31%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
29%
“We bought the gear”
40%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
22%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
78%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
3%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
19%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
53%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
19%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
22%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
69%
“There might be people who do”
6%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Columbia Basin College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    33 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    23 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    36 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    37 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    37 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    37 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    37 Students rated local services 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    36 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Columbia Basin College?

48 Students rated Columbia Basin College

emily

It is a great school for a community college. I love how close it is to home. The one thing I find frustrating is the parking lot because there isn't enough parking for everybody. I once drove around for half an hour to find a spot. Other than the parking it is a great school with awesome professors.

Ashlee

If you're in high school it's a great school to do running start but if you are getting out of high school and a social person I wouldn't suggest the school. There is not much interaction outside or the class unless you already have friends that attend CBC.

Sarah

Columbia Basin College is a great school for smaller class sizes, lower tuition rates, and dependability. Some students have a hard time with this college, but I personally have not had any troubles. This school is hard to find parking at, but if you arrive earlier than class starts, you can usually find a parking spot.

Maria

Many doors to other colleges were shut to me but CBC welcomed me with their arms wide open. The first time I stepped on campus I had no idea where I was or where I needed to go. Luckily a friendly face approached me and went out of her way to walk me to where I needed to be. This was one of the many special encounters I would come across in my first year. Columbia Basin College has given me the greatest opportunity of a life time and that is to be the first person of my family to attend college. I have meet life long friends and skills I will use for the rest of my life. In various other colleges they lack the sense of unity and diversity. At CBC one can find all sorts of clubs that apply to a certain area of interest. Whether it is academically or situations in life, CBC pairs every student to a counselor or adviser according to their needs. Their mission is to uphold an environment of diversity , fairness, and equity. I am proud to be part of the hawk family at Columbia Basin College that is why I am so passionate about its resources and opportunities it offers.

Columbia Basin College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Columbia Basin College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Columbia Basin College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I has the chance to go back and give myself advice as a high school senior I would tell myself that there will be alot of challenges in college but no matter what I face the biggest and most important priority is school. Recently my dad was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor and it affected my studies because I have to assist my mom in caring for my dad as well as attend school and keep a job. It has been very tough on me and my family but my biggest motivation is obtaining my degree with hopes that my dad will see me graduate with my college diploma since I will be the first college graduate in my family.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Columbia Basin College is a Community College that has been around for a long time helping students of all ages pursue a career.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Everyone was "generally" nice all around, there were a few people that needed to drown in their own nose. hence came up with the joke with my firends, "if you hold your nose up to high, might as well drown in it". Alot of people smoked weed relgiously, and came to school either stoned, or went off campus and got stoned and came back.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I feel this college is good for any type of person.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    If I could have applied for loans before being accepted to the program. The Financial aid office never answers the phone and I had a million questions. I ended up being accepted and having only 4 weeks to get loans to a very expensive and self support program.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The unique thing about CBC is the atmosphere. The atmopshere is more like a big large college, instead of a community college.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is they have a paramedic program. I can stay in my hometown and get my paramedic degree while being able to stay with my fire department I am currently affiliated in. The paramedic program is one of the five paramedic courses in Washington state. I am lucky to have such a good opportunity in my hometown.

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  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about this school is that it is incredibly underated. I would have never imagined that I could get this good of an education at a community college. I attended a University right out of high school with the idea that a University education would be far superior than that of a community college. Although I had some wonderful experiences there, I would have never imagined that the instructors at the community college were so wonderful. I have had wonderful connections and have learned so much--not to mention retained all of the information I have learned.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I tell my friends in Wenatchee how I much better the school is at CBC than at WVC, I tell them about how wonderful the teachers are. The teachers are so funny yet I have learned more in the first week than I have learned through all four years of high school.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There are deadlines to meet such as applications and payment, however there is no one in Financial Aid to answer phones/questions. When I was accepted into the program that I applied to I was give 5 weeks notice. I have to quit 2 jobs, move and find loans. 5 Weeks is not enough time. They seem understaffed to meet the students needs successfully.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for its affordiblity, as well as a diverse population of students. It also has one of the best welding programs in the state, and in the North-West. It also has an excellent nursing program, dental hygiene program, and more. Columbia Basin College has a large campus, and a large faculty of teachers and administrators. Everyone is friendly and eager to help, especially the people in registrative services, and counseling.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A good student canidate for this college would be anybody lookingi to receive further education. This school helpls a variety of students weather they are undecided what to do as a career, trying to get a AA to transferer into a four-year college while saving money, or get into a certificate program. This College is a great place to start your first two years out of high school to adapt to college life.

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Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

6,489

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

98%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
34%
% White or Caucasian
53%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

60% of students attending Columbia Basin College receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 7% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$6,436

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$825

Books and Supplies

$9,582

Room and Board

16,843

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,573
$30 - $48K
$7,444
$48 - $75K
$9,589
$75 - $110K
$13,359
$110K & UP
$13,439

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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