Columbia Basin College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,319
2022 Average Net Price
$11,421
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
6,192
55.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
28.4%
255 Graduates

About

Columbia Basin College is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Columbia Basin College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (879 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (48 degrees), and Registered Nursing (44 degrees).

In 2022, 1,599 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia Basin College. 65.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (703 degrees), 1.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (696 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Basin College is $5,319, which is $−6,645 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Basin College is $5,319, which is $−6,645 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,421.

In 2022, 52% of undergraduate students attending Columbia Basin College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 4% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,319
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Columbia Basin College was $5,319. The cost of tuition at Columbia Basin College is $−6,645 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$11,421
2022 Value
12.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Columbia Basin College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,421. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Columbia Basin College grew by 12.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,115
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia Basin College was of $10,115 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.68% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 4.76% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
4%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Columbia Basin College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 18.2% with respect to 2021, when 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Columbia Basin College had a total enrollment of 6,192 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Basin College is 3,424 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,768. This means that 55.3% of students enrolled at Columbia Basin College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia Basin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.2% Hispanic or Latino, 43.4% White, 3.52% Two or More Races, 2.29% Asian, 1.42% Black or African American, 0.371% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.161% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia Basin College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (29.5%), followed by White Female (23%) and White Male (19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia Basin College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,192 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Basin College is 3,424 and the part-time enrollment is 2,768. This means that 55.3% of students enrolled at Columbia Basin College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,738 enrolled students
  2. White
    2,686 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    218 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbia Basin College is 44.2% Hispanic or Latino, 43.4% White, 3.52% Two or More Races, 2.29% Asian, 1.42% Black or African American, 0.371% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.161% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 278 students (4.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 483 more women than men received degrees from Columbia Basin College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia Basin College is hispanic or latino (703 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (696 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Columbia Basin College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (879 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (48 degrees) and Registered Nursing (44 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia Basin College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (879 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), and Precision Production (21 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia Basin College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,604,342 people), Software developers (581,783 people), Secondary school teachers (470,873 people), Education administrators (264,050 people), and Other managers (229,491 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Basin College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (879 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), Education (124 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (70 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia Basin College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Columbia Basin College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (879 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), Education (124 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (70 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia Basin College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,825,082 people), Computer Systems Design (646,701 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (340,451 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (187,374 people), and Insurance carriers (125,911 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Basin College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (879 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), Precision Production (21 degrees), Education (124 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (70 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Columbia Basin College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 879 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Columbia Basin College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 879 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

558
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,041
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 558 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Basin College, which is 0.536 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,041).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 311 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Basin College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.548 times less than the 568 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 568 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Basin College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.83 times more than the 311 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Columbia Basin College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    703 degrees awarded
  2. White
    696 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia Basin College is hispanic or latino (703 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (696 degrees).

3.44% of degree recipients (55 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    474 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    431 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    265 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia Basin College is hispanic or latino female (474 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (431 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia Basin College has an endowment valued at nearly $22M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.37%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Columbia Basin College had a total salary expenditure of 79.5M. Columbia Basin College employs 136 No academic ranks. Most academics at Columbia Basin College are Female No academic rank (69), and Male No academic rank (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Basin College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 144 employees, Management, with 61 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 31 employees.

Endowment

$22M
2022 Endowment
1.01%
decline from 2021

Columbia Basin College has an endowment valued at about $22M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia Basin College declined 1.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.28M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.19M - Federal
  2. $1.39M - State
  3. $7.43M - Local

As of 2022, Columbia Basin College received $6.19M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.39M from state grants and contracts, and $7.43M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$32M
2022 Salaries
2.13%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Columbia Basin College paid a median of $32M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($79.5M) and a 2.13% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.98M
Instructional Salaries
136
Number of Employees

In 2022, Columbia Basin College paid a total of $9.98M to 136 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
136 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
144 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia Basin College was No academic rank with 136 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Basin College were Office and Administrative Support with 144 employees, Management with 61 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia Basin College was Female No academic rank with 69 employees, and Male No academic rank with 67 employees.

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