About the College and Community
Success starts at Centralia College
Quality education and a strong tradition of achievement and excellence are trademarks of Centralia College. With more than 3,500 students, smaller classes ensure that faculty will be accessible and available to students when they are needed. Statistics show high success rates among Centralia College graduates at four-year institutions and in the professional world. Our graduates operate in national and international corporations, hold high ranking positions in government, in private business, and in hundreds of chosen professions.
What Centralia College offers
- Small, friendly college
- Student-to-teacher ratio is very small
- An exciting, impressive international student program
- Safe, friendly, caring campus community
- Prominent faculty
- Career counseling and student support services
- Peer tutoring
- Computer labs and computer assistance
- Educational and entertaining campus activities
- Host family services, two international houses and housing referrals
- Specialized attention to students' individual needs
- Orientation to the community and college campus
Your safetyYour safety is a major goal of the college. The crime rate in Centralia is low. The campus is protected by security personnel and the community police department. You will enjoy a safe, secure experience while you learn at Centralia College.
About the community
Centralia and the surrounding community have a population of approximately 25,000 people. The college is centrally located in the Pacific Northwest. Centralia is 40 kilometers from the Washington state capitol city of Olympia. The larger cities of Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon are within 140 kilometers of Centralia. The spectacular Cascade Mountains, beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches, and outstanding ski resorts are within a short driving distance.
What the community offers
With a mild climate, the community offers various recreational activities throughout the year, all within a short distance. Hiking, skiing, fishing, camping, boating, horseback riding, attending cultural and civic events, and shopping at regional shopping centers and factory outlet discount shops are among the many activities that await all who attend Centralia College.