Centralia College

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School Overview

Centralia College, located in Centralia, Washington is a four-year higher education institution. Up until 2012, it was a two-year community college, known as Centralia Community College. Today, Centralia College offers a comprehensive selection of two-year academic and career-oriented associate degrees as well as a few four-year bachelors degree, including the Bachelor of Applied Science in Management (BASM).

Centralia College was founded as Centralia Community College and is the oldest community college in the state. It has always been in operation since the day it opened its doors in 1925. While there are a few other colleges that were built before Centralia, none of them have been in continual operation since they were founded. Centralia College has a 30-acre campus that is situated in downtown Centralia. In addition to its main campus, the college has a branch campus in the city of Morton. Once accepted at Centralia, students have the opportunity to take advantage of one of several distance learning courses that can be completed online or correspondence.

Centralia serves the career training and higher education needs of residents living in and around Lewis and Thurston Counties. Centralia is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and University of the Higher Learning Commission. The college offers over 65 academic and vocational programs and has a total annual enrollment of roughly 4,900 students.

General Information

Admission Office

600 Centralia College Boulevard

Centralia, WA 98531

(360) 736-9391

Fax: (360) 330-7503

Contact: Michael Grubiak

VP, Student Services
Main Address

600 Centralia College Boulevard

Centralia, WA 98531

(360) 736-9391


Total undergrads: 4,803

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,927


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing program, includes prerequisites and grade point average criteria.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Farm/Ranch Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Arts – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Graphic Design A
Music – General A
Music Theory/Composition A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A
Botany A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Marketing Management A,C
Office Clerical Services A,C
Reception A,C
Sales and Distribution A,C

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism A
Journalism A
Radio/Television A

Communications Technologies

Graphic Communications A
Radio/Television Broadcasting A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General A
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Data Entry Applications C
Data Processing Technology A
Information Sciences/Systems A
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A,C

Construction Trades

Building Construction Inspection A
Building/Property Maintenance A
Construction Site Management A


Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Teacher Assistance A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Surveying Technology A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General A
French A
German A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
First aid safety C
Management/Clinical Assistant C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Laboratory Assistance C
Medical Records Technology C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Orthotics/Prosthetics C
Pharmacy Assistance C
Phlebotomy C
Polarity Therapy A
Social/human services casework C
Surgical Technology C
Veterinarian Assistance C
Ward Clerk C


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Diesel Mechanics A
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Wildlife/Wilderness Management A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A

Personal & Culinary Services

Custodial/building services C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Geology A
Physical Sciences – General A
Physics A
Planetary Sciences A

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology A,C


Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections C
Forensic Technologies A
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Anthropology A
Economics A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A,C
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Centralia College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (360) 736-9391
Website: www.centralia.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.public.ctc.edu/ApplicantWebClient/Applicant/ApplWelcome.aspx
Address: 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, WA 98531-4099
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,077
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,220 (72% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,542
Out-of-state Tuition: $4,991
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 77%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,577

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Centralia College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Centralia College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 351
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 131
Construction Trades 5
Education 221
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 33
Health Professions and Related Programs 75
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 31
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Physical Sciences 1
Precision Production 31
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 27294

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Centralia College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,542
Out-of-state $4,991
Books and supplies $900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 241 77%
Grant or scholarship aid 189 60% $6,577
Student loan aid 5 2% $7,503

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,269 40% $7,287
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Centralia College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Centralia College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Centralia College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,077
Undergraduate enrollment 3,077
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Centralia College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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