School Highlights

Centralia College serves 2,314 students (63% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,314 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,858
  • Out-state tuition: $4,272
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Centralia College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 279 teachers has grown by 232% over five years.
Centralia College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
279 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Centralia College has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Centralia College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,314 students
4,003 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,450 students
2,116 students
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# Part-Time Students
864 students
1,887 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Centralia College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
207 students
384 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,450 students
2,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
864 students
1,887 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
48 students
160 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Centralia College and the percentage of Asian community college students in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
11%
14%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Centralia College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
2%
5%
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% White
72%
50%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
7%
8%
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% Non Resident races
1%
6%
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% Unknown races
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Centralia College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.46
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
34%
29%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Centralia College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of WA by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.37%
2.2%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,900
$36,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Centralia College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of WA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,858 is less than the state average of $4,105. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,272 is less than the state average of $7,359. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,858
$4,105
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,272
$7,359
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Centralia College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
72%
67%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Centralia College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,794
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$6,292
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Centralia College cost?

Centralia College's tuition is approximately $3,858 for In-State students and $4,272 for Out-State students.

What is Centralia College's ranking?

Centralia College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Washington for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,314 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,858
  • Out-state tuition: $4,272
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,105 per year for in-state students and $7,359 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,532 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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