Columbia Basin College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,088
2.62% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,356
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.42%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
6,745
55.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
32.6%
230 Graduates

About

Columbia Basin College is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Columbia Basin College were General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees awarded), Computer & Information Systems Security (35 degrees), and Project Management (32 degrees).

In 2020, 1,574 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia Basin College. 67.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (748 degrees), 1.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (631 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Basin College is $5,088, which is $−6,741 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Basin College is $5,088, which is $−6,741 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,356.

In 2020, 45% of undergraduate students attending Columbia Basin College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,088
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Columbia Basin College was $5,088. The cost of tuition at Columbia Basin College is $−6,741 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$10,356
2020 Value
4.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Columbia Basin College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,356. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Columbia Basin College grew by 4.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,918
Room and Board
$840
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia Basin College was of $9,918 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $840. The cost of room and board increased by 1.35% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.599% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Columbia Basin College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.65% with respect to 2019, when 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.42%
2018 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia Basin College was 6.42%, which represents 31 out of the 483 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Columbia Basin College has a total enrollment of 6,745 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Basin College is 3,770 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,975. This means that 55.9% of students enrolled at Columbia Basin College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia Basin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.2% White, 40.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.95% Two or More Races, 1.73% Asian, 0.993% Black or African American, 0.519% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.222% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia Basin College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (28.7%), followed by White Female (25.2%) and White Male (18.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia Basin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,745 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Basin College is 3,770 and the part-time enrollment is 2,975. This means that 55.9% of students enrolled at Columbia Basin College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Columbia Basin College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), Columbia Basin College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,183
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,758
  3. Two or More Races
    334

The enrolled student population at Columbia Basin College is 47.2% White, 40.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.95% Two or More Races, 1.73% Asian, 0.993% Black or African American, 0.519% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.222% 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 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% 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, 233 students (3.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 552 more women than men received degrees from Columbia Basin College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia Basin College is white (748 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (631 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia Basin College is General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees awarded), followed by Computer & Information Systems Security (35 degrees) and Project Management (32 degrees).

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 (872 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (80 degrees), and Education (102 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,764,775 people), Registered nurses (1,345,320 people), Software developers (476,276 people), Secondary school teachers (383,600 people), and Education administrators (268,824 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Basin College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (872 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (80 degrees), Education (102 degrees), Health (264 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (20 degrees).

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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, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Columbia Basin College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (872 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (80 degrees), Education (102 degrees), Health (264 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (20 degrees).

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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 (2,933,541 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,575,922 people), Computer Systems Design (584,697 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (400,207 people), and Outpatient care centers (250,676 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Basin College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (872 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (80 degrees), Education (102 degrees), Health (264 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (20 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 32 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbia Basin College was General Business Administration & Management with 36 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

511
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,063
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 511 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Basin College, which is 0.481 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,063).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 269 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Basin College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.446 times less than the 603 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 603 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia Basin College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.24 times more than the 269 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia Basin College is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.35% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    748 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    631 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia Basin College is white (748 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (631 degrees).

4% of degree recipients (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    483 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    454 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    265 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia Basin College is white female (483 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (454 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia Basin College has an endowment valued at nearly $18M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $549k (3.06%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Columbia Basin College had a total salary expenditure of $68.6M. Columbia Basin College employs 135 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Columbia Basin College are Female No academic ranks (74), Male No academic ranks(61), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Basin College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 137 employees, Management, with 51 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18M
2020 Endowment
3.99%
growth from 2019

Columbia Basin College has an endowment valued at about $18M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia Basin College grew 3.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.45M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.39M - Federal
  2. $6.74M - State
  3. $9.6M - Local

As of 2020, Columbia Basin College received $2.39M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.74M from state grants and contracts, and $9.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.5M
2020 Salaries
37.1%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Columbia Basin College paid a median of $30.5M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($68.6M) and a 37.1% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 80.9% growth from 2018 and a 7.4% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.36M
Instructional Salaries
135
Number of Employees

In 2020, Columbia Basin College paid a total of $9.36M to 135 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
135 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
137 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia Basin College were No academic rank with 135 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Basin College were Office and Administrative Support with 137 employees; Management with 51 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia Basin College was Female No academic rank with 74 employees, and Male No academic rank with 61 employees.

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