- The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Centralia College||(WA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||84 staff||145 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,317 students||4,463 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||39:1||31:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,705 students||2,353 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,612 students||2,110 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||140|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$30,900||$36,200|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Centralia College is South Puget Sound Community College (21.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 4,881 students | 21.50 Mi2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia,  WA  98512
- 5,927 students | 36.50 Mi9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood,  WA  98498
- 3,682 students | 38.60 Mi4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood,  WA  98499
- 6,352 students | 39.60 Mi1600 Maple Street
Longview,  WA  98632
- 7,189 students | 41.80 Mi6501 S 19th St
Tacoma,  WA  98466
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Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
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