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 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 to Porterville College is College of the Sequoias (25.4 miles away).

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 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty86 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Porterville College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Porterville College diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,853 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio45:144:1
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# Full-Time Students1,682 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students2,171 students5,903 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Porterville College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CA.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
4%
13%
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% Hispanic
71%
37%
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% Black
1%
7%
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% White
20%
32%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.450.73
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College Completion Rate
27%
29%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Porterville College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of CA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
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 $1,636. 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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,006$6,797
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Porterville College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%78%
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 2012-13 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
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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