Portland Community College Overview
Located in Portland, Oregon, Portland Community College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Portland Community College Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Portland Community College.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 26% of the faculty were full-time.
Portland 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.
Portland Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#23||Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#30||Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#190||Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Portland Community College.
Where Is Portland Community College?
Contact details for Portland Community College are given below.
|Address:||12000 Sw 49Th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219-7132|
How Do I Get Into Portland Community College?
You can apply to Portland Community College online at: www.pcc.edu/admissions/
Can I Afford Portland Community College?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Portland Community College, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $4,518 a year. That adds up to $18,072 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Portland Community College is 18.2%. 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.
Portland Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 10,372 full-time undergraduates at Portland Community College, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Portland Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||508|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,639|
Over 90 countries are represented at Portland Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Portland Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Portland Community College has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd 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 Portland Community College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Portland Community College was 0.5%. This is the #1,991 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Portland Community College regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Portland Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Communications Technologies & Support||67%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||15%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||20%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||1%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||1%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Portland Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Portland Community College.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#207|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#318|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#386|
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%.
Portland Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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