Richland, Kennewick, Pasco and West Richland Washington Education
Education in the Tri-Cities
Education is a high priority in Tri-Cities area. The region's education system reflects the community's diversity and commitment to education, offering programs at all levels that meet the needs of both student and employer.
The Tri-Cities offers residents an elementary through post-secondary education. You can further your education without ever leaving the area by attending Columbia Basin College and Washington State University Tri-Cities. Ranked among the “Top 10 High Technology Communities in the Nation” by the Milken Institute, business owners looking to start or relocate their business will find a pool of skilled, educated workers in the Tri-Cities
- Columbia Basin College - A comprehensive two-year college that provides quality education and effective job preparation. Associates degrees in arts and science, as well as applied science. CBC offers accreditation from the American Dental Association, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. Located at 2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco WA. (509) 547-0511 CBC Website
- Washington State University Tri-Cities - the only public four-year university in south central Washington, provides students with the benefits of a Tier 1 and a PAC 10 university: research, internship, and community service opportunities, as well as classes taught by outstanding faculty. WSU Tri-Cities offers world-class education in the eight academic areas of Agriculture, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Sciences. The campus graduates students in 17 baccalaureate, 14 masters, and 5 doctoral degree programs. Located at 2710 University Dr, Richland WA. (509) 372-7000 WSU Tri-Cities Website
The Tri-Cities area has nine public school districts consisting of 38 elementary schools, eight high schools and six alternative high school programs. The alternative programs focus on science, arts and humanities, and technology. The area also has 14 private and parochial schools that enroll close to 3,000 children from pre-K to high school annually.
The Tri-Cities is also home to Washington state's only STEM High School - Delta High School. Delta is a STEM high school, meaning the way students learn, as well as what they learn, reflects the world we live in - a world driven by science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), combined with other subjects. Delta brings together individuals who choose to teach and learn from each other. Local business leaders, teachers, scientists, and college professors created Delta High School. This school answers the call to raise a new generation of technical talent, as well as more scientifically and mathematically literate citizens.
Kennewick School District Video Tour
Washington State Report Card
The Washington State School Report Card provides parents, educators, policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders in Washington state with information about K-12 public schools. It includes demographic information about students at the school, district and state levels, and data about student achievement on state-wide assessment. It also provides information about teachers, administrators, and other school staff.
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