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.
Portland Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Oregon for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 910 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Portland Community College||(OR) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Total Faculty||910 staff||105 staff|
|Total Enrollment||30,929 students||2,071 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||34:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||12,564 students||844 students|
|# Part-Time Students||18,365 students||1,227 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$38,300||$32,200|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Portland Community College is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland (6.1 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 452 students | 6.10 Mi600 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland,  OR  97205
- 161 students | 6.20 Mi600 SW 10th, Suite 400
Portland,  OR  97205
- 100 students | 7.40 Mi2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
Portland,  OR  97232
- 804 students | 7.40 Mi1425 NE Irving Street, Bldg 300
Portland,  OR  97232
- 1,195 students | 8.30 Mi4145 SW Watson Ave #300
Beaverton,  OR  97005
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