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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 1,828 undergraduate students. The Porterville acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Social Science Research Methods, Natural Sciences, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 25% of students, Porterville alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,000.
100 E College Ave
Porterville, CA 93257
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Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$5,858/ 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
$5,962/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

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

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    22%
  • On Campus
    66%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,828Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,457
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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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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It is very eady to naviagate. I can easily reach my teachers and classmates. Using the calendar helps me keep my assignments in on time and receive a high grade. It also checks off the assignments as I submit them. This is very helpful and useful. The materials are related to the coursed and the work is evenly distributed through each course. The books and assignments are easy to read, learn and self navigate. When I have questions or concerns I can easily reach my teacher or classmates for help. The discussions are very helpful for me to really relate to my classmates since it is all on line. Being able to interact with my peers even though technology is very neat. Also it helps my networking with my peers. Being able to relate and communicate through discussions is very important since we are not in a class room. It also helps me learn more to be more open minded about what other's learn and how they are comprending the material. I like the teachers and the course and material.
Porterville College is a great place to start before heading to a university. It allowed me to get my general education courses out of the way and at a much lower tuition rate than what I would have otherwise. Most of the professors I had were phenomenal and wanted to see their students succeed. Going to Porterville College before starting at a university gave me the chance to grow up, gain some experience, and save a little money. It was the smartest decision I made after leaving high school.