Centralia College

Centralia College

Centralia College, a public community college located in Centralia, Washington, was established in 1925. Centralia is the oldest continuously operating community college in Washington State and the campus is spread across an area of 29 acres. The college operates a satellite campus and enrolls more than 10,000 students annually. Centralia offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

Centralia College boasts an excellent intercollegiate program, which includes several men's and women's sports teams. The college participates as a member of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC). Centralia College's sports teams are called the Trailblazers.

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Centralia College
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia , WA 98531-4099

Centralia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts233liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine55registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Mechanics and Repair25diesel mechanics, mechanic and repair
Office and Administration16data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Engineering Technician15civil engineering tech, electronics tech
Business and Management12accounting technology, marketing, marketing studies
Medical Administration10health unit coordinator, medical secretary
Security and Law Enforcement10corrections, criminal justice and administration, forensic science
Computer Science and Engineering7computer programming, computer support
Medical Support and Technology6medical assistant, medical lab assistant, pharmacy tech, phlebotomy
Science4physical sciences
Law3legal secretary
Therapy and Counseling2mental and social health services
Production Trades2welding
Construction Trades1building inspection and management

Number of programs and degrees for Centralia in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree33414
Award of less than 1 academic year112
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5614

Centralia Student Body

In 2007-2008, Centralia had a total enrollment of 3,652 students (1,987 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 18%
20-21 8%
22-24 8%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 12%
50-64 12%
65+ 7%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Centralia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 43 %

Centralia Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Centralia, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Centralia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,002
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,397
Books and supplies $ 924

Financial Aid:
Centralia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 377200)

Centralia Faculty

Centralia has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year3$64,7843$59,635
All faculty totalcalendar year3$64,7843$59,635

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year25$56,14522$56,123
All faculty totalacademic year25$56,14522$56,123

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Centralia Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball American Mideast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports022

Centralia Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

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Centralia Highlights

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What Sets Centralia Apart:

% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Centralia % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Centralia % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Centralia % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Centralia Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Centralia Number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Centralia Number of students

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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