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The college is located in southwest Washington on the I-5 corridor midway between Seattle and Portland, in a beautifully green area of forests and farmland. Wide fertile valleys are bordered by picturesque Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range on the east, and the Willapa Hills on the west. Puget Sound and Hood Canal to the north and the Columbia River and the famous Columbia River Gorge and Mount St. Helens to the south are within a short commute from the college. The populace enjoys the mild climate of the Pacific Northwest with low mean temperatures of 38 in January and a high mean of 78 in July.
Top 10 — Reasons to choose Centralia College
With family budgets now under the microscope, community colleges have become attractive alternatives to the more expensive four-year colleges and universities. There are many reasons that nearly half of American undergraduates choose to start their higher education in a community college. Here are the Top 10:
Because of our low tuition and fees, you can get an amazing education for less than half the price of a state four-year college. It’s a smart investment.
Take classes on your own schedule. Days, evenings, or online—Centralia College has it all!
Centralia College is open year-round for anyone with a high school diploma or GED. If you don’t have a high school diploma or GED, we can help you with that, too! We’re here when you’re ready.
Centralia College staff and faculty love the college. In fact, 94 percent said Centralia College is a great place to work!
Our class sizes average about 25 students, which means you'll have opportunities to interact with instructors and other students.
We offer counseling, advising, tutoring, health care, financial aid, and library services. Our computer labs make it easy to complete assignments.
Loads of choices...
Whether you want to train for a new career, upgrade your current career, or earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, Centralia College is the place to start. Choose your direction and we’ll help you get there!
At Centralia College, you’ll meet students from around the world with many different backgrounds and a variety of life experiences.
Because of its strong partnerships with business and industry, Centralia College provides cutting-edge equipment to students in the classroom. You’ll learn on equipment that’s in use today.
Centralia College students do incredible things every day. They’re changing the world, here and everywhere, and you can too!