Heald College-Portland

Tel: (503)505-5400
888 students
Private for-profit
Over 140 years ago, Edward Payson Heald opened the first Heald College in San Francisco, California. Heald's mission was to prepare students for business careers by providing them with career education that focused on practical, hands-on learning. Heald has persevered since 1863 - weathering two major earthquakes and two World Wars - always remaining true to its original mission. As the needs of the workplace changed, the Heald College curriculum evolved from business courses to degrees in business, technology and healthcare, opening campuses across California, Hawaii, and Oregon.
School Highlights:
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Heald College-Portland serves 888 students (76.35% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 33%.
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Heald College-Portland is one of 7 community colleges within Multnomah County, OR.
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The nearest community college is Concorde Career College-Portland (4.12 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 287% over five years.
Heald College-Portland Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 31 staff
61 staff
Heald College-Portland Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 888 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 888 students 1,294 students
Heald College-Portland Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
Heald College-Portland Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 678 students
822 students
Heald College-Portland Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 210 students
1,025 students
Heald College-Portland Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Heald College-Portland Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Heald College-Portland American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Heald College-Portland Asian (2007-2013)
% Hawaiian
Heald College-Portland Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Hispanic
Heald College-Portland Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Heald College-Portland Black (2006-2013)
% White
Heald College-Portland White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Heald College-Portland More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Heald College-Portland Unknown (2006-2013)
Heald College-Portland Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.48 0.53
Heald College-Portland Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $13,620 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,620 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,620 $5,694
Heald College-Portland In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,620 $10,252
Heald College-Portland Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
Heald College-Portland % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Designed to provide the ideal learning environment for people who are looking for a student-centered, career-focused education, the Heald philosophy is based on small class sizes and outstanding instruction. Heald has 11 campuses throughout the western United States in California, Oregon and Hawaii. Each campus has its own unique atmosphere, but they all deliver the same quality education to put you on a solid career path. Portland is one of our newer campuses, having joined the Heald College family in 1996. Its convenient, downtown location gives Heald a high profile in the business community and offers students easy access to public transportation. Heald Portland offers career-focused programs in business, technology and healthcare to meet the demands of Portland's growing employer base. Our campus at Portland is a 27,500-square-foot facility in the heart of Portland's business and civic center. Classrooms designed to maximize student comfort. Learning Resource Center featuring a library and a computer lab containing 305 student computers and 10 servers with Internet access on campus. Medical lab has leading healthcare technology. Heald is regionally accredited through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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Portland community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Portland is Concorde Career College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.