Centralia College

600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia, WA 98531-4099
Tel: (360)736-9391
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 is South Puget Sound Community College (21.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
Centralia College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty84 staff145 staff
Centralia College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,317 has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 43% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,317 students4,463 students
Centralia College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio39:131:1
Centralia College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,705 students2,353 students
Centralia College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,612 students2,110 students
Centralia College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Centralia College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
58140
Centralia College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Centralia College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
2%
7%
Centralia College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
6%
10%
Centralia College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
4%
4%
Centralia College Black (2007-2016)
% White
75%
59%
Centralia College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
Centralia College Hawaiian (2013-2016)
% Two or more races
5%
5%
Centralia College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
6%
Centralia College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
7%
Centralia College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.430.62
Centralia College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
34%
31%
Centralia College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2012)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$36,300
Centralia College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,858 is less than the state average of $4,074. 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 $7,461. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,858$4,074
Centralia College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,272$7,461
Centralia College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%71%
Centralia College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$11,000
Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,833
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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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,074 per year for in-state students and $7,461 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,830 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 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.