Centralia College

600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia, WA 98531
Tel: (3.6)073-6939
2,913 students
Public institution
School Highlights
Centralia College serves 2,913 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Centralia College is the only community colleges within Lewis County, WA.
The nearest community college is South Puget Sound Community College (21.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 83 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
College Centralia College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 83 staff
61 staff
Centralia College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,913 has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 32:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 59% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,913 students 1,315 students
Centralia College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
Centralia College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,745 students
815 students
Centralia College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,168 students
1,061 students
Centralia College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Centralia College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Centralia College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Centralia College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Centralia College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Centralia College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Centralia College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Centralia College Hawaiian (2012-2013)
% Two or more races
Centralia College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Centralia College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Centralia College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Centralia College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.43 0.70
Centralia College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,335 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 35% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,755 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,335 $5,590
Centralia College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,755 $10,086
Centralia College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 22 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73%
Centralia College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Centralia College is the oldest continuously operating community college in the state of Washington. Founded in 1925, the College has a rich heritage of professional, technical, transfer, and basic skills programs serving the community. Centralia College is a small, rural, safe, comprehensive community college that offers many of the experiences of college life found at larger institutions. We have numerous student activities including clubs, student programs, athletics, theater productions, and dances. The college offersAssociate in Arts (AA), Associate in Liberal Arts (ALA), Associate In Science (AS), Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T), Associate in Technical Arts (ATA) and Associate in General Studies (AGS) degrees.

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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,000 per year for in-state students and $7,107 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,169 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Washington is The Art Institute of Seattle. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.