Porterville College

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  • 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 4,285 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 50:1 is higher than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.

Top Placements

Porterville College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Porterville College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty86 staff145 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Porterville College has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 50:1 has increased from 32:1 over five years.
The Porterville College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,285 students8,590 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio50:145:1
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# Full-Time Students1,828 students2,007 students
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# Part-Time Students2,457 students6,583 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
12%
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% Hispanic
73%
43%
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% Black
1%
7%
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% White
17%
25%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
4%
% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.440.73
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College Completion Rate
28%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$34,600
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Porterville College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,322 is less than the state average of $1,458. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,006 is more than the state average of $6,710. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,322$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,006$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Porterville College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Porterville College is College of the Sequoias (26.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 12,557 students | 26.10 Mi915 S. Mooney Blvd
    Visalia CA  93277
    (559) 730-3700
    26.1012,557
  • 953 students | 26.70 Mi801 S. Akers St
    Visalia CA  93277
    (559) 734-7582
    26.70953
  • 5,275 students | 28.20 Mi8344 W Mineral King Ave
    Visalia CA  93291
    (559) 734-9000
    28.205,275
  • 24,589 students | 44.40 Mi1801 Panorama Dr
    Bakersfield CA  93305
    (661) 395-4011
    44.4024,589
  • 11,189 students | 45.70 Mi995 N Reed Ave
    Reedley CA  93654
    (559) 638-0300
    45.7011,189
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,458 per year for in-state students and $6,710 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,072 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in California is California College San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.