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Columbia Basin College

Pasco, WA 4-Year Public
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About Columbia Basin College

Columbia Basin College Overview

Columbia Basin College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Pasco, Washington. Columbia Basin College was founded in 1955 and enrolls 6,745 undergrads and no graduate students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Columbia Basin College!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Columbia Basin College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Columbia Basin College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Columbia Basin College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Columbia Basin College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Columbia Basin College on the Student Life page.

2022 Columbia Basin College Facts At-A-Glance
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In-State Tuition $5,319
Out-of-State $7,095

Is Columbia Basin College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what Columbia Basin College offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbia Basin College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 58% of students who start at Columbia Basin College return for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Columbia Basin College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Columbia Basin College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Columbia Basin College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

For more information about Columbia Basin College's endowment, check with the school directly. The school spends $4,966 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Columbia Basin College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Columbia Basin College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Columbia Basin College.

Based on this information, how does Columbia Basin College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Columbia Basin College a good school for you?

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Where is Columbia Basin College Located?

Columbia Basin College is located in the small town setting of Pasco, Washington.

If you would like to see Columbia Basin College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 82 to Pasco, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Tri-Cities Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Columbia Basin College and Pasco are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2600 North 20th Avenue Pasco, WA 99301-3397

Campus Setting: Small Town

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Columbia Basin College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Columbia Basin College is like? There are approximately 6,745 students enrolled at Columbia Basin College. 40% percent of students attend school full-time.


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