Mt Hood Community College

Tel: (503)491-6422
9,485 students
Public institution

Get admissions information on Mt Hood Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Mt. Hood Community College affords all people a knowledge-based education, giving them the ability to make life choices; adapt to change; build strong communities; contribute to and derive benefit from the new economy; and become part of a skilled workforce.
School Highlights:
Mt Hood Community College serves 9,485 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 18%.
Mt Hood Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Multnomah County, OR.
The nearest community college is Everest College-Portland (13.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Mt Hood Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 9,485 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,485 students
1,275 students
Mt Hood Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
4,390 students
829 students
Mt Hood Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 5,095 students
1,020 students
Mt Hood Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Mt Hood Community College sch enrollment Mt Hood Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 7%
2%
Mt Hood Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 6%
7%
Mt Hood Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 3%
12%
Mt Hood Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White 82%
66%
Mt Hood Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races -
2%
Mt Hood Community College More (2010-2011)
Mt Hood Community College sch ethnicity Mt Hood Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.32 0.45
Mt Hood Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,579 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,979 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,579 $5,940
Mt Hood Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,979 $10,075
Mt Hood Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Mt. Hood Community College opened in 1966. The college is financed by local property tax funds, state reimbursement funds and student tuition. Local voters established the college tax base in 1968 and approved tax base increases in 1970 and 1980. Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) has become one of the premiere institutions of higher education in Oregon and is the choice for students from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Located in the shadow of majestic Mount Hood, MHCC serves nearly 28-thousand students each year. Classes are offered on the 200-acre main campus in Gresham, as well as satellite campuses throughout the district. At Mt. Hood Community College you'll find highly skilled faculty members providing you the best in educational opportunities. Offering over 60 professional/technical programs, as well as a variety of university transfer possibilities, MHCC prepares you for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Mt. Hood Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is approved as a veterans' training institution by the Veterans Administration.

Get admissions information on Mt Hood Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Loaction Mi. Students
  • Portland Everest College-Portland
    Private for-profit
    425 SW Washington
    Portland , OR , 97204
    (503)222-3225
    13.6  Mi  |  329  students
  • Oregon City Clackamas Community College
    Public
    19600 Molalla Ave
    Oregon City , OR , 97045
    (503)594-6000
    15.9  Mi  |  7630  students
  • Portland Portland Community College
    Public
    12000 SW 49th Avenue
    Portland , OR , 97219
    (503)244-6111
    17.1  Mi  |  33248  students
  • Wilsonville Pioneer Pacific College
    Private for-profit
    27501 SW Parkway Ave
    Wilsonville , OR , 97070
    (503)682-3903
    22.5  Mi  |  1382  students
Recent Articles
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
Undeserved Community College Accreditation: Abuse of Power?
Complaints about the current system of accrediting community colleges, combined with the quickly changing scope of community college education and how it’s delivered, may soon necessitate changes in the way that community college programs are accredited.
Competency-Based Education: Better for Your Academic Success?
In recent years, interest in competency-based education has risen drastically. It is a form of learning in which students engage in self-paced instruction and assessment of aptitudes rather than attending traditional courses and receiving traditional grades. Seen as the future of community college education by some, and as a cheapened version of a real education by others, competency-based education appears to be here to stay.