• PCC's mission is to "provide quality education in an atmosphere that encourages the full realization of each individual's potential." To achieve that goal, we work to foster excellence in both teaching and learning. PCC is committed to the highest quality education possible - no matter where you enroll or how many classes you take.

School Highlights

Portland Community College serves 22,904 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 22,904 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,600
  • Out-state tuition: $10,700
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Portland Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Oregon for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 910 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Portland Community College
(OR) 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
910 staff
221 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Portland Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 66:1 over five years.
The Portland Community College diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
22,904 students
1,537 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
8,886 students
767 students
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# Part-Time Students
14,018 students
957 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Portland Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of OR.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
163 students
278 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
8,886 students
767 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
104 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
14,018 students
957 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
220 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
270 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
8%
4%
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% Hispanic
11%
15%
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% Black
4%
2%
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% White
60%
63%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
7%
5%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Portland Community College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in OR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Portland Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OR.
Diversity Score
0.61
0.57
This chart display the diversity score of Portland Community College and the community college average diversity score of OR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
12.36%
2.3%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Portland Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of OR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$38,300
$32,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Portland Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of OR by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,600 is more than the state average of $4,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,700 is more than the state average of $7,748. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,600
$4,694
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Portland Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of OR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,700
$7,748
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Portland Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of OR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Tuition Notes
Resident tuition (In-State) is $123 per credit: Applies to U.S. citizens or immigrants with permanent residency status in OR, WA, CA, ID and NV. Non-resident tuition (Out-State) is $258 per credit: Applies to international students and students residing in states which do not border Oregon.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
76%
86%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Portland Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in OR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$13,405
$12,875
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Portland Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in OR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,875
$6,334
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Portland Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in OR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
100%
84%
This chart display the percent admitted of Portland Community College and the community college average percent admitted of OR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Sports
Basketball, Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Associated Students of PCC (ASPCC), DREAMers Resource Center, Multicultural Resource Center, Queer Resource Center, Veterans Resource Center, Women's Resource Center

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Jazz Band, Music & Sonic Arts, Symphonic Band, Theater Arts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC serves nearly 73,000 full-time and part-time students. We offer high-quality education and opportunities for our students, which in turn contributes to the vibrancy of Portland's economic community.
  • We aim to educate a skilled workforce, prepare students to successfully transfer to four-year schools, enrich the community through lifelong learning, build a greener workforce and shrink our carbon footprint, and be a sound financial steward of public dollars.
  • Four comprehensive campuses, eight centers and dozens of independent locations throughout the community offer courses and provide student services. Online Learning gives students the ability to take classes off campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Portland Community College cost?

Portland Community College's tuition is approximately $5,600 for In-State students and $10,700 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Portland Community College?

The acceptance rate of Portland Community College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 84%.

What sports does Portland Community College offer?

Portland Community College offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Soccer.

What is Portland Community College's ranking?

Portland Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Oregon for: Diversity in US community colleges, Largest student body, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 22,904 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,600
  • Out-state tuition: $10,700
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Verified school update

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