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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
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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
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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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.169 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,584Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
41%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
1%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Portland Community College Reviews

1,524 reviews
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With the exception of one or two classes that weren't a great fit, I've been very happy with PCC so far. I am primarily at the Cascade Campus, but all campuses have excellent accommodations and resources for students. Whether it is free tutoring, academic guidance or help with homework from the writing center or math center, social support from the Queer Resource Center or Women's Center, or the free food pantry, PCC has plenty of resources for their students. I'm a disabled student, and the disability office has gone above and beyond to assist me in my academic career. All of my professors have been accommodating as well. Not to mention there are a ton of clubs to check out too!
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Returning to college after ten years was scary for me, but PCC made it easy. There are multiple campuses throughout the Portland area with shuttles and buses, making it accessible no matter what part of town you live in. The bike rental program is an incredible deal: $15 gets you a bike, helmet, lights, and lock for the term and you can bring it in for free tune-ups! The PCC faculty and staff are friendly and helpful, creating a positive learning environment. I'd recommend PCC to anyone considering going back to school or starting fresh.
I enjoy PCC, this is my second term and I value the student opportunities they have available to offer. I am aware that there are a lot of staff within such a big school, but I wish the administrators would be more aware of the particular staff within their department. I love how you are able to obtain college credits at such a low cost, and still you are able to prepare yourself for a university when that time comes for each aspiring student.
Go panthers!