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 Columbia Basin College

Columbia Basin College - Pasco, WA

2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

General information:(509)547-0511
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:6,405( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,075 $3,379 $3,828 -12%
Out-of-state $4,270 $4,567 $5,987 -24%
Books and supplies $972 $972 $972 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,460 $8,460 $9,000 -6%
Other $3,216 $3,216 $2,928 9%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,018 $3,018 $2,802 8%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,047 $4,351 $4,800 0%
Off Campus $15,723 $16,027 $16,728 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,065 $7,369 $7,602 0%
On Campus $5,242 $5,539 $6,959 -17%
Off Campus $16,918 $17,215 $18,887 -6%
Off Campus with Family $8,260 $8,557 $9,761 -11%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,383
In-state fees $445
Out-of-state tuition $5,542
Out-of-state fees $445
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 364 57% --
Grant or scholarship aid 277 43% $1,375,610 $4,966
Federal grants 241 38% $955,019 $3,963
Pell grants 241 38% $941,724 $3,908
Other federal grants 21 3% $13,295 $633
State/local government grant or scholarships 200 31% $364,945 $1,825
Institutional grants or scholarships 66 10% $55,646 $843
Student loan aid 46 7% $229,111 $4,981
Federal student loans 43 7% $189,837 $4,415
Other student loans 4 1% $39,274 $9,819
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,265 34% $10,012,628 $4,421
Pell grants 1,763 26% $6,558,922 $3,720
Federal student loans 529 8% $2,948,287 $5,573


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,816 $5,517 $6,588
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,001 $4,551 $5,539
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,631 $5,163 $6,502
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,094 $7,031 $8,706
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,164 Not applicable $11,456
$110,001 and more $11,452 Not applicable $11,838

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,405
Undergraduate enrollment 6,405
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,732
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$29

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 18 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 35-
Basketball 1515
Golf 63
Soccer 2522
Softball -16
Volleyball -18


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities11/01/1960 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

07/28/2000 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/2002 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 010
Motor vehicle theft 003
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate13.2%
Number in default49
Number in repayment370

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00377400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year Bachelor's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General1---
Category total1---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping21730-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General1---
Business Administration and Management, General1--23
Business/Commerce, General8---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General366--
Office Management and Supervision116-
Category total68153623
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General43--
Computer Support Specialist2---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications15---
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician1---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design2---
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster1---
Category total253--
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1011-
Category total1011-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-6--
Engineering Technology, General11---
Category total116--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other--8-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist17---
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician--2-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)415--
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk-8--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-35--
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary-113-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder10---
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist-13--
Medical/Clinical Assistant320--
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other5---
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--53-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--33-
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician2---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer14---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse51---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling8---
Surgical Technology/Technologist1116--
Category total125108109-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration7---
Fire Services Administration6---
Category total13---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary2---
Legal Assistant/Paralegal1---
Category total3---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies652---
Category total652---
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician1---
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician1316--
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology--17-
Category total141617-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences1---
Category total1---
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist5---
Welding Technology/Welder86--
Category total136--
Grand total93615516323