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Centralia College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The commission confirmed the college's continued accreditation in the spring of 2018.

Year Seven - Spring 2018

In the seventh year of the new seven-year accreditation cycle Centralia College has submitted our Year Seven Report (pdf) that addresses "mission fulfillment." This report is intended to ascertain and to provide evidence of mission fulfillment and sustainability in Year Seven.

Self-Study Definition

The effectiveness of self-regulatory accreditation depends upon an institution's acceptance of certain responsibilities, including involvement in and commitment to the accreditation process. An institution is expected to conduct an analytical self-study at the interval specified by the Commission and, at the conclusion of the self-study, accept peer assessment of institutional strengths and weaknesses with regard to the Commission's accreditation criteria. The self-study is to assess every aspect of the institution: involve personnel from all segments of the institution, including faculty, staff, students, administration, and the governing board; and, provide a comprehensive analysis of the institution, identifying strengths and weaknesses.
(NWCCU Accreditation Handbook, p. 13)

Accreditation Contact

John Martens, VP Instruction
Walton Science Center 120B
(360) 623-8486

600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia WA 98531
Fax: (360) 330-7502