ERIC Number: ED433888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Columbia Basin College Facts & Impacts: 1999 Report to the Tri-Cities Community.
Knutzen, Judi; Stroup, Jill
The administration of Columbia Basin College (CBC) that serves Benton and Franklin Counties in Washington State compiled an annual report for 1999 on the status and accomplishments of the college. Founded in 1955 as part of the public school system, CBC now serves about 12,500 students each year in over 50 academic and technical fields, and offers associate degrees and technical certificates in a variety of fields. Columbia Basin College students can contract with Washington State University to complete a bachelor's degree without leaving the Tri-Cities. The college maintains campuses in Pasco and Richland. Highlighted facts from the report include: (1) Columbia Basin College offers 26 applied science degree programs and 22 vocational certificate programs of study; (2) the college awarded 15,185 associate degrees between 1957 and 1998; (3) in the 1997-98 academic year, enrollment was at 11,334 students, 56 percent of whom were female; (4) the average age of students was 31 years in 1998; and (5) in 1996, 85 percent of vocational graduates were employed 9 months after leaving CBC. Cultural enrichment programs, student services, and extra-curricular activities are described. A report on the economic impact of CBC on the Tri-Cities community, business partnerships, and the CBC Foundation is included. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Basin Coll., Pasco, WA.