College Mission, Vision & Values
It's Columbia Basin College's mission, vision and values that are the driving force behind everything we do. We want to make sure your college experience is educational, engaging and successful!
Columbia Basin College inspires, educates, and supports all students in an environment of academic excellence leading to the completion of degrees, certifications, and educational transfers, while fostering meaningful employment, engaged citizenship, and a life-long joy of learning.
Columbia Basin College will be the educational home that transforms students’ lives through economic and social mobility and strengthens the communities we serve through meeting the ever changing educational needs of our region and state.
Our first priority is to work collaboratively to ensure student learning, success, and completion in an environment of open inquiry, respect, critical thinking and creativity. We strive to create community and belonging where students mature and develop intellectually, emotionally, ethically and physically both inside and outside of the classroom.
Culture of Excellence
We provide excellent teaching and services through a theory-driven and data-informed culture of innovation, collaboration, continuous improvement of performance, and a commitment to professional growth and development for all employees.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and we believe that our many unique perspectives make us stronger. Diversity among our team enriches our institution and our students’ experience. We are dedicated to eliminating barriers to success through intentional and equitable efforts to provide quality learning opportunities.
We consciously practice and model broad-based sustainability for our students, and our communities, through the balancing of economic, societal and environmental factors when considering campus development of facilities, processes, programs and curricula.
We create a healthy environment that encourages physical and emotional wellness and enjoyment of learning.