Columbia Basin College's Accreditation

Columbia Basin College is a member institution with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Columbia Basin College’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The NWCCU’s most recent action on CBC’s status on July 27, 2017 was to reaffirm accreditation. CBC’s next accreditation report will be the 2023 Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review.

NWCCU is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

8060 165th Ave N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA  98052


Accreditation Documents

Please note: Links to some external sources are located on restricted site and will not be accessible.

This annual status report on CBC's accreditation process satisfies the requirements of RCW 43.17.390: Quality management, accountability, and performance system — Independent assessment. These reports are based on annual planning and accomplishments as related to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accreditation recommendations and are also posted on the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges’ website.

Columbia Basin College Annual Update for WSQA


  • Phone:509-542-4382

  • Address:2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301

Students walking around CBC's Pasco campus