Columbia Basin College: Narrative Description

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2600 North 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301-3397
Tel: (509)547-0511; Admissions: (509)547-0511; Fax: (509)546-0401; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1955. Setting: 156-acre small town campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $2378 per student. Total enrollment: 5,837. Full-time: 2,425 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 3,412 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 2 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 57% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Men's Athletic Club, Band Club, Women's Athletic Club, Drama Club. Major annual events: drama productions, Student Center entertainment. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Columbia Basin College Library with 54,331 books, 77,764 microform titles, 363 serials, 6,365 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $543,409. 520 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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