Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Portland Community College

Find Schools Near

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?

11,542 Full-Time Undergraduates
$8,505 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the at least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs is the highest one 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

Portland Community College was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Portland Community College has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Portland Community College

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 961
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,421

Where Is Portland Community College?

Location of Portland Community College

Contact details for Portland Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 12000 Sw 49Th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: 971-722-6111
Website: www.pcc.edu

How Do I Get Into Portland Community College?

You can apply to Portland Community College online at: www.pcc.edu/admissions/

Portland Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Portland Community College?

20% Take Out Loans
18.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Portland Community College is $8,505. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Portland Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,023 $7,552 $10,444 $12,162 $13,610

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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

11,542 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28,005 undergraduate students at Portland Community College, with 11,542 being full-time and 16,463 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Portland Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,542 full-time undergraduates at Portland Community College, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Portland Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Portland Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 864
Black or African American 501
Hispanic or Latino 1,432
White 6,353
International Students 605
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,787

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

5,064 Took All Classes Online
11,134 Took At Least One Class Online
0.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 11,134 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

undefined

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%
Graphic Communications 67%
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
Gerontology #27
Computer Programming #71
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #207
Accounting #268
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 Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 71 0 0 0
Air Transportation 9 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 32 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 58 0 0 0
American Sign Language 7 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 12 0 0 0
Biotechnology 9 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 24 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 110 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 12 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 4 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 18 0 0 0
Computer Programming 72 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 35 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 5 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 36 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 25 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 79 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 14 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 2 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 27 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 8 0 0 0
Fire Protection 9 0 0 0
Gerontology 17 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 41 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 13 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 9 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 1 0 0 0
Horticulture 7 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 26 0 0 0
Information Technology 29 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 78 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 2,657 0 0 0
Marketing 4 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 15 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 21 0 0 0
Music 9 0 0 0
Nursing 49 0 0 0
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 19 0 0 0
Precision Metal Working 35 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 1 0 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 62 0 0 0
Total 7,570 0 0 0

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.

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.