College & Community

An affordable cost of living in a small town keeps the cost of education reasonable. Friendly students and teachers, stunning natural beauty, and proximity to Seattle, Portland, and the Pacific Ocean are other reasons Centralia College is an amazing place to live and study.

International Students

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.

International students can choose to transfer to four-year universities or apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) after earning their associate degree at Centralia College.

Why Choose Centralia College?

  • 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
  • Variety of student clubs and organizations
Student safety

Student 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. 

About the Community

Centralia 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.


Centralia College
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia WA 98531-4099 USA
Phone: +1 (360) 623-8965