At a Glance

Why CBC?

Whether you’re looking to get a running start on your college credits during high school, returning to college after some time off, planning to transfer to a four-year college or seeking to improve your English – your future starts at Columbia Basin College.

We offer affordable tuition for more than 100 programs and degrees (two- and four-year), with amazing teacher to student ratios that help our instructors know you by name! With over 40% of our student population identified as Hispanic, CBC is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and we celebrate our diversity. Hawks soar together, and you belong here!

CBC has two beautiful campuses, in Richland and Pasco. Don’t wait to visit--start exploring our campuses remotely through our Virtual Tour.

Questions? Friendly, knowledgeable staff are available to chat, so please contact us at Hawk Central today!



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Hispanic Enrollment


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Students in the SWL Building