Portland Community College

12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Tel: (971)722-6111
  • 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 30,929 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 35%.
  • Portland Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Multnomah County, OR.
  • The nearest community college is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland (6.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 910 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Portland Community College (OR) Community College Avg.
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 105 staff
Portland Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 30,929 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 30,929 students 2,071 students
Portland Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1 33:1
Portland Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 12,564 students 844 students
Portland Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 18,365 students 1,227 students
Portland Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Portland Community College Enrollment Breakdown OR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Portland Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Portland Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Portland Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Portland Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Portland Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Portland Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Portland Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Portland Community College Ethnicity Breakdown OR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.53 0.54
Portland Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Portland Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $38,300 -
Portland Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,592 is less than the state average of $5,280. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,200 is less than the state average of $8,625. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,592 $5,280
Portland Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,200 $8,625
Portland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 50% 81%
Portland Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $17,042 -
Portland Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,000 -
Portland Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • To achieve its mission, Portland Community College offers accessible and affordable education to the residents of its 1500 square mile district and to the residents of its service districts. As a public, comprehensive, post-secondary institution, this multi-campus college offers lower division college transfer programs, occupational and technical programs, basic skill education, and community education programs. Partnerships with business, industry, labor, educational institutions, and public sector agencies provide training opportunities for the local work forces and promote economic development. In 1961, Portland Community College begins as the adult education program of Portland Public Schools. In 1971 the name was changed to the Portland Community College District. New facilities at Cascade and Rock Creek campuses are completed in 1996, as well as workforce training centers in central Portland and Beaverton. PCC opened another workforce training center in Northeast Portland in 1998. PCC offers nearly 60 career fields, plus our university transfer programs. These lead to an associate's degree and will take full-time students two years to complete. Portland Community College has three comprehensive campuses that are large, full-service facilities, offering university transfer courses, professional-technical career training, libraries, bookstores, and student services. These are Cascade Campus, Rock Creek Campus and Sylvania Campus Portland Community College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges. Many programs within the college have accreditation from professional associations.

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