Portland Community College

  • 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 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 34%.
  • Portland Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Multnomah County, OR.
  • The nearest community college to Portland Community College is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland (6.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Portland Community College places 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.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty910 staff105 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Portland Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Portland Community College diversity score of 0.53 is equal to the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment30,929 students2,071 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:128:1
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# Full-Time Students12,564 students844 students
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# Part-Time Students18,365 students1,227 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
7%
4%
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% Hispanic
7%
10%
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% Black
4%
2%
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% White
67%
66%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
8%
13%
Diversity Score0.530.53
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College Completion Rate
15%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,300$32,200
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.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,592 is less than the state average of $5,223. 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 $8,497. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,592$5,223
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,200$8,497
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid50%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$17,042$15,375
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 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,000$6,156
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 2014-15 school year data.
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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 452 students | 6.10 Mi600 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 500
    Portland OR  97205
    (503)223-2245
    6.10452
  • 161 students | 6.20 Mi600 SW 10th, Suite 400
    Portland OR  97205
    (503)222-3225
    6.20161
  • Carrington College-Portland
    Private, for profit
    100 students | 7.40 Mi2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
    Portland OR  97232
    (503)761-6100
    7.40100
  • 804 students | 7.40 Mi1425 NE Irving Street, Bldg 300
    Portland OR  97232
    (503)281-4181
    7.40804
  • 1,195 students | 8.30 Mi4145 SW Watson Ave #300
    Beaverton OR  97005
    (503)646-6000
    8.301,195
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Portland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Portland is Everest College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.