Columbia Basin College

Pasco, WA 99301

Located in Pasco, Washington, Columbia Basin College is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

Columbia Basin College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Columbia Basin College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $3,580 and fees $583. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,853 and $583 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN to ADN
  2. LPN

    The Columbia Basin College Nursing program offers a Career Ladder Nursing program which is accredited by the National League for Nursing.

    Classes are offered at the Richland Health Science Center and clinical practice experience is offered at healthcare settings within the local community. The campus offers high tech laboratories for practice to offer a simulated environment for safe learning and to acquire technical skills.

    The program offers two entry points. The first entry point is offered at the start of the program for applicants with no experience in nursing. Students are admitted for this track in the fall semester.

    The second entry point is for Licensed Practical Nurses who seek to enter the program with Advanced Placement standing without being required to do over material that has been covered in the past. Applicants to this track will be admitted according to the availability of space and an evaluation of past education.

    Exit from the program is provided at the end of each year of enrollment. Students who successfully complete the first year are able to receive a Practical Nurse Certificate and are eligible to apply to sit for the License Practical Nurse licensure examination. After successfully completing the second year students will receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the licensure examination by the state board.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. High School Diploma or GED equivalency certificate
    2. Cumulative Grade Point Average
    3. Pre Nursing Assessment Scores   

    The Nursing program admits 50 students every year. 

  3. ADN

    The Columbia Basin College Nursing program offers quality nursing education to prepare students for the National Council Licensure Examination. The program is Career Ladder Nursing Program accredited by the National League for Nursing.

    Classes are offered at the Richland Health Science Center with clinical practice experience offered at a range of healthcare facilities in the local area. State of the art practical laboratories are offered on campus as a complement to practical experience at external clinical settings.

    CBC offers two entry opportunities into the program. The first entry point is designed for students with no previous nursing experience and the second opportunity is offered to Licensed Practical Nurses seeking Advanced Placement transferring credit for the coursework they have completed.

    Students can exit the program at the end of each year. Students who exit the program in the first year are eligible to acquire a Practical Nurse Certificate, (and are also eligible to sit for the licensure examination to be licensed as a LPN) and students who successfully complete the second year receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the State Board Licensure Examination to be licensed as Registered Nurse.

    The program admits an estimated 50 students every year in the fall system. Deadline for applications is in the March of the proposed year of entry. The program considers Grade Point Average, TEAS pre-Nursing Exam scores and completion of prerequisite courses in processing applications for admissions.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 44
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 17
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 48

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Columbia Basin College

Yakima Valley College
70.97 miles away
Eastern Oregon University
81.04 miles away
Washington State University
98.87 miles away
Lewis-Clark State College
100.33 miles away
Eastern Washington University
111.96 miles away
Green River College
162.07 miles away
Renton Technical College
167.74 miles away
Highline College
169.6 miles away
Bellevue College
169.96 miles away
Clover Park Technical College
172.03 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
11/01/1960 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,573
30k to 48k$7,444
48k to 75k$9,589
75k to 110k$13,359
Over 110k$13,439
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $146.00 $209.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Columbia Basin College
2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301

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