Columbia Basin College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,958
6.97% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,925
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.25%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
7,280
53.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29.4%
187 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 (45 degrees awarded), Project Management (43 degrees), and Computer & Information Systems Security (29 degrees).

In 2019, 1,496 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia Basin College. 64.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (771 degrees), 1.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (561 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Basin College is $4,958, which is $−7,531 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Basin College is $4,958, which is $−7,531 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,925.

In 2019, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,958
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Columbia Basin College was $4,958. The cost of tuition at Columbia Basin College is $−7,531 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$9,925
2019 Value
13.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Columbia Basin College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,925. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Columbia Basin College grew by 13.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,785
Room and Board
$835
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia Basin College was of $9,785 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $835. The cost of room and board increased by 1.03% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.595% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
7%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Columbia Basin College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.38% with respect to 2018, when 42% 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.
8.25%
2017 Default Rate
42
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia Basin College was 8.25%, which represents 42 out of the 509 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 7,280 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Basin College is 3,920 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,360. This means that 53.8% of students enrolled at Columbia Basin College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia Basin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.4% White, 40.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.23% Two or More Races, 1.9% Asian, 1.14% Black or African American, 0.426% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.165% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia Basin College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (27.1%), followed by White Female (25.5%) and White Male (18.7%). 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

53.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia Basin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,280 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Basin College is 3,920 and the part-time enrollment is 3,360. This means that 53.8% of students enrolled at Columbia Basin College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% 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 (63%), 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
    3,527
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,951
  3. Two or More Races
    308

The enrolled student population at Columbia Basin College is 48.4% White, 40.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.23% Two or More Races, 1.9% Asian, 1.14% Black or African American, 0.426% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.165% 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% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 221 students (3.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 446 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 (771 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (561 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia Basin College is General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees awarded), followed by Project Management (43 degrees) and Computer & Information Systems Security (29 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 (690 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (24 degrees), and Transportation (16 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 (1,498,319 people), Software developers (527,721 people), Secondary school teachers (502,606 people), Education administrators (261,149 people), and Special education teachers (208,140 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Basin College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (690 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (24 degrees), Transportation (16 degrees), Education (142 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (73 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 Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Surgeons

The most specialized majors at Columbia Basin College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (690 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (24 degrees), Transportation (16 degrees), Education (142 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (73 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 (2,792,763 people), Computer Systems Design (579,257 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (325,903 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (157,141 people), and Insurance carriers (120,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Basin College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (690 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (24 degrees), Transportation (16 degrees), Education (142 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (73 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. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 29 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbia Basin College was General Business Administration & Management with 45 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

525
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
971
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 525 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Basin College, which is 0.541 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (971).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 250 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Basin College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.568 times less than the 440 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 440 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia Basin College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.76 times more than the 250 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia Basin College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.6% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    771 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    561 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia Basin College is white (771 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (561 degrees).

3.48% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    468 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    407 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    303 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Columbia Basin College is white female (468 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (407 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia Basin College has an endowment valued at nearly $17.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $131k (0.759%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Columbia Basin College had a total salary expenditure of $69.5M. 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 (75), Male No academic ranks(60), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Basin College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 122 employees, Management, with 46 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.3M
2019 Endowment
1.59%
growth from 2018

Columbia Basin College has an endowment valued at about $17.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia Basin College grew 1.59% 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. $2.5M - Federal
  2. $6.42M - State
  3. $8.28M - Local

As of 2019, Columbia Basin College received $2.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.42M from state grants and contracts, and $8.28M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$48.5M
2019 Salaries
80.9%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Columbia Basin College paid a median of $48.5M in salaries, which represents 69.7% of their overall expenditure ($69.5M) and a 80.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.4% growth from 2017 and a 4.64% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.81M
Instructional Salaries
135
Number of Employees

In 2019, Columbia Basin College paid a total of $8.81M to 135 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) 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
122 Employees

In 2019, 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 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Basin College were Office and Administrative Support with 122 employees; Management with 46 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia Basin College was Female No academic rank with 75 employees, Male No academic rank with 60 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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