Centralia College

School Highlights
  • Centralia College serves 3,317 students (51% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 41%.
  • Centralia College is the only community colleges within Lewis County, WA.
  • The nearest community college to Centralia College is South Puget Sound Community College (21.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Centralia College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Centralia College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty84 staff145 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Centralia College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Centralia College diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,317 students4,463 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio39:131:1
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# Full-Time Students1,705 students2,353 students
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# Part-Time Students1,612 students2,110 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
58140
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
6%
10%
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% Black
4%
4%
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% White
75%
59%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
5%
5%
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% Non Resident races
1%
6%
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% Unknown races
4%
7%
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Diversity Score0.430.62
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College Completion Rate
34%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$36,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,858 is less than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,272 is less than the state average of $7,264. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,858$4,032
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,272$7,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or 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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