Top Portland Community Colleges

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 5 top community colleges in Portland, Oregon, serving 32,446 students.
  • Portland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), and the student:teacher ratio is 34:1.

Top Portland, OR Community Colleges (2018-19)

  • College Location Students
  • Carrington College-Portland
    Private, for profit
    2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
    Portland OR  97232
    (503)761-6100

    100 students
  • 1425 NE Irving Street, Bldg 300
    Portland OR  97232
    (503)281-4181

    804 students
  • 600 SW 10th, Suite 400
    Portland OR  97205
    (503)222-3225

    161 students
  • 600 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 500
    Portland OR  97205
    (503)223-2245

    452 students
  • 12000 SW 49th Avenue
    Portland OR  97219
    (971)722-6111

    30,929 students
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