Portland Community College

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  • 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 60,037 students (37% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 46%.

Top Rankings

Portland Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges 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 ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty910 staff108 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Portland Community College has grown by 94% over five years.
The Portland Community College diversity score of 0.66 is equal to the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment60,037 students2,061 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio66:144:1
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# Full-Time Students22,320 students853 students
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# Part-Time Students37,717 students1,208 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
8%
5%
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% Hispanic
12%
13%
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% Black
5%
4%
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% White
55%
54%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
11%
17%
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Diversity Score0.660.66
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College Completion Rate
15%
20%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,300$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,600 is more than the state average of $4,676. The in-state tuition has grown by 79% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,700 is more than the state average of $7,715. The out-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,600$4,676
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,700$7,715
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Tuition NotesResident 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 Aid75%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,700$13,425
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,779$6,406
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Acceptance Rate100%88%

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketball, 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: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

Profile last updated: 07/14/2021

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Portland Community College is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland (6.1 miles away).
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