Porterville College

  • Students are our focus at Porterville College. We are committed to providing an excellent educational experience to our diverse community in an environment that fosters student learning and success. In promoting a student-centered learning environment, we commit ourselves to innovation, respect, collaboration, collegiality and participatory governance.
School Highlights
  • Porterville College serves 3,853 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Porterville College is one of 4 community colleges within Tulare County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is College of the Sequoias (25.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
Porterville College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty86 staff92 staff
Porterville College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,853 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,853 students7,516 students
Porterville College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio45:144:1
Porterville College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,682 students1,613 students
Porterville College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,171 students5,903 students
Porterville College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Porterville College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Porterville College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2011)
% Asian
Porterville College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Porterville College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Porterville College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Porterville College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Porterville College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Porterville College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.450.73
Porterville College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Porterville College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$34,900
Porterville College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,322 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,006 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,322$1,636
Porterville College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,006$6,797
Porterville College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%78%
Porterville College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates-$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,500
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

With students as our focus, Porterville College provides our local and diverse communities an excellent educational experience that fosters intellectual curiosity and growth, lifelong learning, and prepares our students for personal and academic success.

In support of our values and philosophy, Porterville College will:

  • Provide quality academic programs to all students who are capable of benefiting from community college instruction.
  • Provide comprehensive support services to help students achieve their personal, vocational and academic potential.
  • Prepare students for transfer and success at four-year institutions.
  • Provide courses and training to prepare students for employment or to enhance skills within their current careers.
  • Provide developmental education to students who need to enhance their knowledge and understanding of basic skills.
  • Recognize student achievement through awarding degrees, certificates, grants, and scholarships.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,802 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.