Centralia College is the oldest continuously operating community college in the state of Washington. It was founded in 1925, and now it has a rich heritage of professional, technical, transfer, and basic skills programs serving the community. Having an enrollment of approximately 10,444 head count with 2,580 FTEs, the college is located in the center of the town of Centralia on a tree-lined, 29-acre campus.
The College is accredited by the United States Department of Education, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical College Education, the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the State Approving Agency for the Training of Veterans. The graduates of this University may transfer to universities in the U.S. or return home with a rich educational experience which can further their job prospects. Students of all ages and from many countries can learn new skills at Centralia College.
The transfer degree program of the University —for those students who plan to transfer to a four-year college—remains one of the strengths of the college. Moreover, the University also offers a full lineup of activities: live stage theatrical productions by renowned playwrights, a vibrant journalism program that features a student newspaper, intercollegiate athletics, and a host of student clubs and organizations. The University has got something to engage students in and out of the classroom. The staff feature personable student services, a growing international student body, and an entertaining and informative run of student events. There's a lot going on, yet the University maintains its traditional small-town appeal, intimate learning environment, quality faculty, and low tuition.
Students can also earn their associate degree completely online at CC Online. The Criminal Justice Online program is one of few and one of the best in the nation. Instructors who not only have real-world experience in their field but also maintain solid connections with industry employers can help students land a job.
All CC’s programs lead to an associate degree transferable to a four-year college or university that range from Anthropology and Computer Science Technology to Education and General Engineering. Our Technical programs include Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Network Technology, and Diesel Equipment Technology, among many others.
As for international students, they may apply to transfer to any college or university in the U.S. The school to which they apply will make the decision regarding their admission. International students from Centralia College generally transfer to: University of Washington, Washington State University, University of Oregon, Pacific Lutheran University.