Columbia Gorge Community College

Tel: (541)506-6000
1,057 students
Public institution
Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Candidacy is not accreditation nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with the Commission which indicates that the institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward accreditation. CGCC, until separate accreditation, if granted, delivers college credit instruction, certificates and degrees through its contract with Portland Community College (PCC) which is accredited through the NWCCU. Credits, certificates and degrees earned at CGCC appear on PCC transcripts and are transferable to four-year institutions, subject to the specific policies of those institutions. Columbia Gorge Community College contracts with Portland Community College for many instructional, financial aid, and student records services.
School Highlights:
Columbia Gorge Community College serves 1,057 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 18%.
Columbia Gorge Community College is the only community colleges within Wasco County, OR.
The nearest community college is Mt Hood Community College (58.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
Columbia Gorge 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
Total Faculty 54 staff
59 staff
Columbia Gorge Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,057 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,057 students
1,282 students
Columbia Gorge Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
22:1
Columbia Gorge Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
369 students
810 students
Columbia Gorge Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 688 students
1,017 students
Columbia Gorge Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Columbia Gorge Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Columbia Gorge Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1% 1%
% Hispanic
22%
7%
Columbia Gorge Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% White
72%
57%
Columbia Gorge Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Columbia Gorge Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Columbia Gorge Community College 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. 0.20 0.53
Columbia Gorge Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,636 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,636 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,636 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,636 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
89%
Columbia Gorge Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Gresham Mt Hood Community College
    Public
    26000 SE Stark St
    Gresham, OR 97030
    (503)491-6422
    58.6  Mi  |  9422  students
  • Vancouver Everest College-Vancouver
    Private for-profit
    120 NE 136th Ave Ste 130
    Vancouver, WA 98684
    (360)254-3282
    65.1  Mi  |  315  students
  • Portland Heald College-Portland
    Private for-profit
    6035 NE 78th Ct
    Portland, OR 97218
    (503)505-5400
    67.4  Mi  |  888  students
  • Oregon City Clackamas Community College
    Public
    19600 Molalla Ave
    Oregon City, OR 97045
    (503)594-6000
    69.6  Mi  |  7328  students
  • Vancouver Clark College
    Public
    1933 Fort Vancouver Way
    Vancouver, WA 98663
    (360)992-2000
    70.6  Mi  |  11235  students
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For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,998 per year for in-state students and $7,980 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,436 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Oregon 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 0.32, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Concorde Career College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.