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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    A-
Portland CC is a public college located in Portland, Oregon. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 11,542 undergraduate students. The Portland CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping, and Computer Programming. Graduating 19% of students, Portland CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,800.
About Portland Community College...
Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference
Address
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$8,541/ 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
$5,243/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%

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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.178 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.177 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,542Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16,463
Undergrads Over 25
33%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    70%
  • Apathetic
    10%
  • Determined
    10%
  • Outgoing
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
19%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Portland Community College Reviews

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I love PCC way more than I thought I would. I came here after high school instead of going straight to a 4-year college because I couldn't afford it, and I am so glad I did.
If you value diversity, you'll like PCC. As an undergrad, what school are you going to get to be in a play with a 32 year old veteran? At what school will you hear four different languages being spoken as you're walking to class? At what school will you have an elderly woman in your creative writing class? PCC. That's where.
The academics are much better than I anticipated, as well. The class sizes are quite small (most are cut off at 25 students) and most of the instructors really make an effort to get to know you. The instructors I've encountered are passionate and knowledgable about their subjects. They want to foster your growth and see you succeed! It's so refreshing.
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Going to Portland community college has been the best thing that has happen to me. Coming here almost everyday has helped me in life and making better decisions. I come from a background where college is not something that is achievable; So coming here with classmates and teachers that motivates you, even when things gets hard, is great and helps me keep going forward. So my experience here is great!
I really love attending PCC. This school has encouraged me to go outside my comfort zone and reach higher. I was welcomed by the Women's Resource Center as well as the Queer Resource Center. I got to take many classes that gave me a better sense of who I am and what I want from a college experience. I wish I could be here longer! They had many workshops to help educate me on race and gender issues, how to have healthy relationships, even self defense classes. These were all free events that anyone could join. This community college is excellent!