C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B
Portland Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference
Address
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$7,082/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,485/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,427/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,832/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,330/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,504/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.179 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.168 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.167 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,743Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
41%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
1%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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Portland Community college has been great! It is extremely affordable and the relaxed campus vibe is very nice when trying to really focus. It is great to be able to get such a great experience at PCC, because it is going to prepare me for university when I transfer next year. I would have likely been very nervous going straight to a big school, and PCC has afforded me the low tuition costs and low stress environment that I need! A+
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Portland Community College is a prime example of diversity and excellence. Students from all over the world come together to gain a positive educational experience while making friendships and connections aiming towards a better future. Campus events that are created by the students represents how diverse the PCC community is.
With resources available for everyone alike, PCC is no stranger to inclusion of its students. Educators provide an open discussion platform to allow for all students voices to be heard, student led activities leave no students feeling out of place, and learning services available to help all students in need. PCC is a community.
Change is always happening at PCC. Everyday, every week, and every term there is always something different at PCC. In my experience, nothing needs to change because it is going to happen.
At PCC I am completing my undergraduate pre-reqs for a Bachelors of Science, then transferring on to Portland State University School of Business program, majoring in Human Resources Management. At this time, I have had 3 full terms on campus and several terms where I worked completely online. If you can handle an old fashioned online classroom called D2L, you can get a flexible education on your off time at home by being an online student. You have to be willing to commit to the weekly homework hours to get it all done because the deadlines are not flexible. An aspect of the online learning is that I can do my discussion homework any time that I have my smart phone! I got used to checking D2L instead of my facebook. As for on-campus instructors, some are exceptional because they try to involve all learning styles. While there are outlier teachers once in a while that stick to their preferred style and many students struggle, but that was really rare with only 2-3 teachers of my 20+. Read Rate My Professor with some skepticism and try emailing the instructor if you're not sure. Most of them are really responsive even if you email late at night!