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Mt. Hood Community College Overview

Located in Gresham, Oregon, Mt. Hood Community College is a public institution. Gresham is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Mt. Hood Community College Known For?

2,500 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at MHCC is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 34% of the faculty were full-time.

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Mt. Hood Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

MHCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#99 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#134 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MHCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Natural Resources Conservation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Natural Resources & Conservation Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular General Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Most Popular Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#113 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#126 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Mt. Hood Community College?

Location of Mt. Hood Community College

Contact details for MHCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 26000 Se Stark St, Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: 503-491-6422
Website: www.mhcc.edu

How Do I Get Into MHCC?

You can apply to MHCC online at: https://my.mhcc.edu/ics/Admissions

Mt. Hood Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Mt. Hood Community College?

20% Take Out Loans
19.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MHCC, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $4,672 a year. That adds up to $18,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MHCC is 19.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Mt. Hood Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,745 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,463 undergraduate students at MHCC, with 2,745 being full-time and 4,718 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MHCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,745 full-time undergraduates at MHCC, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MHCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mt. Hood Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MHCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 208
Black or African American 117
Hispanic or Latino 402
White 1,620
International Students 41
Other Races/Ethnicities 357

Over 31 countries are represented at MHCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.

Online Learning at Mt. Hood Community College

643 Took All Classes Online
1,996 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,996 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MHCC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MHCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mt. Hood Community College was -2.0%. This is the #2,330 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MHCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MHCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 22%
Liberal Arts General Studies 22%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Mt. Hood Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 863 0 863
Accounting 175 12 6 193
Business Administration & Management 0 190 0 190
Precision Metal Working 111 20 24 155
Teacher Education Grade Specific 42 12 21 75
Information Technology 55 13 0 68
Nursing 0 68 0 68
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 39 20 0 59
Design & Applied Arts 27 23 0 50
General Psychology 0 47 0 47
Computer Information Systems 0 41 5 46
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 17 23 1 41
General Education 0 38 0 38
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 37 0 37
Health & Medical Administrative Services 14 12 10 36
Mental & Social Health Services 20 16 0 36
Business Support & Assistant Services 26 3 6 35
Allied Health Professions 0 32 0 32
Audiovisual Communications 16 15 0 31
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 15 12 27
General Biology 0 26 0 26
Natural Resources Conservation 0 9 13 22
Dental Support Services 0 19 0 19
Computer Software & Applications 13 5 0 18
Environmental Control Technology 0 9 9 18
Robotics Engineering 10 6 0 16
Fisheries Sciences 0 16 0 16
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 16 0 16
Social Work 0 0 16 16
Construction 1 7 7 15
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 15 15
Cosmetology 0 14 0 14
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 14 0 14
Forestry 0 13 0 13
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 6 6 0 12
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 5 6 11
Hospitality Management 0 5 4 9
General English Literature 0 9 0 9
Sociology 0 9 0 9
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 4 4 8
General Engineering 0 8 0 8
Drama & Theater Arts 0 8 0 8
Computer Systems Networking 0 3 4 7
General Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Chemistry 0 5 0 5
Political Science & Government 0 5 0 5
Music 0 5 0 5
Outdoor Education 2 2 0 4
Economics 0 4 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 3 0 3
Health & Physical Education 3 0 0 3
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 2 0 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 2 0 2
Mathematics 0 2 0 2
Physics 0 2 0 2
Marketing 0 1 0 1
General Sales & Marketing 1 0 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 1 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 1 0 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 1 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 0 0 0 0
Anthropology 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 579 1,758 163 2,500

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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