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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    C+
  6. Location
    C+
Porterville is a public college located in Porterville, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,698 undergraduate students. The Porterville acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Social Science Research Methods, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Natural Sciences. Graduating 29% of students, Porterville alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,000.
About Porterville College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
100 E College Ave
Porterville, CA 93257
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Cost

Net Price
$2,215/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,882/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,698Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,356
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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Porterville College Reviews

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Before attending Porterville College, I was a little apprehensive about going to a community college; I wanted to experience living away from home and walking around a huge campus. When I arrived in my class, however, I was pleasantly surprised! The professors actually took the time to learn everyone's names and get to know each student individually. They formed relationships with their students and were very accommodating and understanding. Now, I never want to leave.
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I only took summer classes online here and it was my second time taking online classes. This experience with online classes was much better than my first one, in which I took classes through my university. The professors at Porterville College made taking the online courses so much easier. I took two classes and both professors required assignments to be due on Sunday at 11:59 pm. The first time I took online classes I had three of them, and each professor had a different day and time that assignments are due. Also, the professors provided all the reading material that we would need over the course of the semester, so we did not have to purchase anything other than the course itself. Another benefit to PC rather than my university is the affordability of the classes. The price of both of my classes at Porterville College were equal to the price of one class at the university.
As a local community college, Porterville College was an outstanding school. All of the professors were very nice and knowledgeable in their respective subjects. I never felt like I was struggling there because there were so many resources available to me. If the teachers weren't available a the time, then there were a large amount of tutors in the Learning Center available that you could go visit. The school was relatively small, so it was a relaxing environment were everyone knew each other and would help each other out. The food there was nice, though some of the items were a little pricey at times. I never took part in the athletics there, but I have heard good things from some people that did participate in sports. The campus was safe and was in a remote location away from any trouble. Overall, the school was great and was worth the money I spent on it.