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Welcome to Centralia College

Welcome to Centralia College

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What we offer

Centralia College helps you pursue goals that lead to successful careers at regional, national, and international levels. Our graduates can transfer to any four-year college in the state or compete for jobs after completing one of our workforce programs. And we now offer bachelor degree programs.

Growth and academic excellence...

The college is growing in size and reputation, adding new buildings, remodeling others, and plugging in new programs to adjust to changing job markets. Our transfer degree programs—for those planning to transfer to a four-year college—remain one of the strengths of the college. We offer personable student services, a diverse and international student body, and an entertaining and informative run of student events. With a full lineup of activities: live stage productions, intercollegiate athletics, and a host of student clubs and organizations, we've got something to engage you in and out of the classroom. There's a lot going on, yet we maintain our traditional small-town appeal, intimate learning environment, quality faculty, and low tuition.

Quality classes, experienced instructors...

In addition to our face-to-face degree and certificate programs, you can earn your associate degree completely online. Instructors who not only have real-world experience in their field but also maintain solid connections with industry employers can help you land a job. Check out our College Catalog and Class Schedules.

Campus expansion, building for the future...

TransAlta Commons architect's sketch

A new center of activity, the TransAlta Commons (TAC) student center, is scheduled for completion as early as 2016. Our Kiser Natural Outdoor Learning Lab (KNOLL) was recently completed. Our 70,000-square foot Science Center opened to students in 2009, and a remodel of our Health and Wellness Center including our gymnasium was completed in 2008.

Ready to start?

Are you ready to join the dynamic group of successful students at Centralia College? Here's how to get started »

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:

  • 1

    The cost...

    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.

  • 2

    Flexible classes...

    Take classes on your own schedule. Days, evenings, or online—Centralia College has it all!

  • 3

    Year-round start...

    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.

  • 4

    Happy employees...

    Centralia College staff and faculty love the college. In fact, 94 percent said Centralia College is a great place to work!

  • 5

    Small classes...

    Our class sizes average about 25 students, which means you'll have opportunities to interact with instructors and other students.

  • 6

    Support services...

    We offer counseling, advising, tutoring, health care, financial aid, and library services. Our computer labs make it easy to complete assignments.

  • 7

    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!

  • 8

    Awesome people...

    At Centralia College, you’ll meet students from around the world with many different backgrounds and a variety of life experiences.

  • 9

    New technology...

    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.

  • 10


    Centralia College students do incredible things every day. They’re changing the world, here and everywhere, and you can too!