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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 3,964 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,964 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,322
  • Out-state tuition: $7,006
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Porterville College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 195 teachers has grown by 126% over five years.
Porterville College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
195 staff
308 staff
This chart display total faculty of Porterville College and community college average number of faculty in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Porterville College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Porterville College diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,964 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
22:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Porterville College and community college average student staff ratio of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
1,383 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,581 students
6,239 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Porterville College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
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.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
285 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,383 students
1,580 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Porterville College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,581 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Porterville College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
% Asian
5%
14%
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% Hispanic
79%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Porterville College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Porterville College and the percentage of Black community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
13%
26%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Porterville College and the percentage of White community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Porterville College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Porterville College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.36
0.70
This chart display the diversity score of Porterville College and the community college average diversity score of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.18%
4.57%
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 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,100
$34,700
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.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,322 is more than the state average of $1,246. 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 $6,603. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,322
$1,246
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Porterville College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,006
$6,603
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 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
86%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$6,239
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Porterville College cost?

Porterville College's tuition is approximately $1,322 for In-State students and $7,006 for Out-State students.

What schools are Porterville College often compared to?

Porterville Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like College of the Sequoias by visitors of our site.

What is Porterville College's ranking?

Porterville College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,964 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,322
  • Out-state tuition: $7,006
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,246 per year for in-state students and $6,603 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,540 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in California is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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