|Type||Further education college|
|Established||1958 (merger from 1 August 2005)|
|Local authority||South-East England LSC (although in West Sussex LEA)|
|Department for Education URN||129383 Tables|
|Staff||900+ teaching staff|
|Enrolment||3,000 (full-time), 15,000 (part-time)|
Crawley College was formed in 2017 after a merger between Central Sussex College with Chichester College. Central Sussex College was formed in August 2005 from a merger of Crawley College and Haywards Heath College.
Crawley College of Further Education was opened in 1958  by West Sussex County Council at the campus in Crawley town centre. The college offers many technical courses, particularly in engineering fields, and was later known as Crawley College of Technology from 1977 until 1989.
Haywards Heath Grammar School opened on 9 September 1958, being run by East Sussex Education Committee with 800 boys and girls. It became a sixth form college. Haywards Heath College was established in 1980 and offered mainly courses for 16- to 18-year-old students following on from compulsory education.
Central Sussex College had five campuses across the county, offering a variety of services at each, and a commercial training centre in Horsham, Horsham Training Centre.
Central Sussex College has closed two of their campuses due to a £25 million debt. The East Grinstead campus closed in the summer of 2016 and the Haywards Heath campus closed in the summer of 2017. There had also been discussions about selling of one of the rear car parks in the Crawley campus in order to pay off some of the debt.
In 2017 it was revealed that Central Sussex College was looking at merging with Chichester College; the idea was welcomed by both colleges. In an interview with S. Wright and S. Legrave (the Central Sussex College Principal and the Chichester College Principal) they said "We believe that a merger between our colleges will create opportunities around financial sustainability and ensure a diverse and employer led curriculum to meet local business and community needs...We remain committed to ensuring quality teaching and learning and believe that collaboration provides the opportunity to grow income, share costs and work in broader geographical areas." during the summer of 2017 the merger took place, Central Sussex College, in Crawley was renamed "Crawley College", the same name it had when it was during it last merger in 2005.
The college has trainee hairdressing, beauty salons, and a restaurant open to the public. These allow students to train with real customers.
Intuition is the brand name for the college's trainee hairdressing and beauty salons at Crawley