At a Glance

Why CBC?

Columbia Basin College (CBC) is a leader in higher education with a reputation for innovation and student success. By fostering a welcoming learning environment and a focus on improving student outcomes, we provide an affordable, quality education to all who apply.

Each year, we serve more than 11,000 students like you across many pathways, including students seeking two-year degrees, students seeking a university transfer degree, high school students, veterans, underemployed workers, students seeking an industry certificate or apprenticeship and many more.

Regardless of your goal—be it to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation or to transfer to a four-year institution after your time at CBC—it’s our mission to ensure that you leave with the valuable life skills, education and preparation you need to succeed.


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Students in the SWL Building