About the College and Community
Quality education and a strong tradition of achievement and excellence are trademarks of Centralia College. With approximately 2,300 full-time students, smaller classes ensure faculty members are accessible and available to students when they are needed. Centralia College graduates have high success rates progressing into four-year universities and the professional world.
What Centralia College offers
- Small, friendly college atmosphere
- Safe, caring campus community
- Prominent faculty
- Career counseling and student support services
- Peer tutoring
- Student computer labs and technical assistance
- On- and off-campus student activities
- Host family placement assistance and college-owned apartments
- Variety of student clubs and organizations
Student safetyStudent safety is a major goal of the college. The crime rate in Centralia is low, and the campus is protected by security personnel and the Centralia Police Department. Students are further protected by their participation in a medical insurance plan. International students are required to pay quarterly for the Centralia College insurance plan through Lewer.
About the communityCentralia has a population of approximately 17,000 and is centrally located in the Pacific Northwest, between Seattle and Portland. It is within an easy traveling distance to the Cascade Mountains, Pacific Ocean beaches, and the Puget Sound. Centralia’s location, combined with its mild climate, offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities year-round. For the avid shopper, Centralia College is within walking distance of Centralia’s historic downtown shopping and restaurants. Centralia is also home to a factory outlet mall.