Portland Community College

12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland
OR, 97219-7132
Tel: (503)244-6111
33,248 students
Public institution

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PCC's mission is to "provide quality education in an atmosphere that encourages the full realization of each individual's potential." To achieve that goal, we work to foster excellence in both teaching and learning. PCC is committed to the highest quality education possible - no matter where you enroll or how many classes you take.
School Highlights:
Portland Community College serves 33,248 students (43% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 18%.
Portland Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Multnomah County, OR.
The nearest community college is Everest College-Portland (6.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Portland 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 33,248 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
33,248 students
1,287 students
Portland Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
14,234 students
832 students
Portland Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 19,014 students
1,021 students
Portland Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Portland Community College sch enrollment Portland Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
9%
2%
Portland Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Portland Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
4%
12%
Portland Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
78%
66%
Portland Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Portland Community College More (2010-2012)
Portland Community College sch ethnicity Portland 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. 0.38 0.45
Portland Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,232 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,696 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,232 $5,940
Portland Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,696 $10,072
Portland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

To achieve its mission, Portland Community College offers accessible and affordable education to the residents of its 1500 square mile district and to the residents of its service districts. As a public, comprehensive, post-secondary institution, this multi-campus college offers lower division college transfer programs, occupational and technical programs, basic skill education, and community education programs. Partnerships with business, industry, labor, educational institutions, and public sector agencies provide training opportunities for the local work forces and promote economic development. In 1961, Portland Community College begins as the adult education program of Portland Public Schools. In 1971 the name was changed to the Portland Community College District. New facilities at Cascade and Rock Creek campuses are completed in 1996, as well as workforce training centers in central Portland and Beaverton. PCC opened another workforce training center in Northeast Portland in 1998. PCC offers nearly 60 career fields, plus our university transfer programs. These lead to an associate's degree and will take full-time students two years to complete. Portland Community College has three comprehensive campuses that are large, full-service facilities, offering university transfer courses, professional-technical career training, libraries, bookstores, and student services. These are Cascade Campus, Rock Creek Campus and Sylvania Campus Portland Community College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges. Many programs within the college have accreditation from professional associations.

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