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  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 10,724 undergraduate students. The Portland CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping, and Computer Programming. Graduating 25% of students, Portland CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,800.
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219

Portland Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$7,910/ 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
$5,705/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.179 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.182 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.181 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
7
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    22%
  • On Campus
    59%
  • Online
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,724Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16,322
Undergrads Over 25
33%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Outgoing
    40%
  • Apathetic
    20%
  • Determined
    20%
  • Thrifty
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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I worked with some incompetent advisors, which pushed me a semester behind, then it ended up setting me an entire year out because the college ONLY offers one of their science beginner series courses in the Fall. Then they made me retake MTH 95 being it was "expired", over the 3-5 yrs "suggested" time frame. This too set my courses back due to needing MTH 111 to be accepted into the science courses needed to move on. I ONLY needed a few science courses for the requirements of my PhD program. My MTH class this semester has been VERY unprepared for online learning. I have been watching material videos which were clearly made years in the past, not even by the current instructor and there are many errors; as other students and myself have had to point out to the instructor. I will get through this because I am a survivor but it sure does make it paying for learning difficult, they should be more professional. They did refund my "fees" due to COVID; which was a super and amazing thing!
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Very resourceful college! You'll find tons of support from everyone such as the professors and the academic counselors. The tuition price is fair too, plus fantastic online courses, there are tons of options to choose from! They also have a variety of degrees and certifications to choose from and support DACA students heavily. Diversity is at its zenith here and everyone is supported, including the LGBTQ community (tons of events for them!), you'll feel included even being online.
I'm currently a student at Portland Community College. There have been some bad reviews on this school but honestly my experience here been great! This school is very supportive of students in all aspects and has many programs and events to help the community get to know each other. What I enjoy most were the instructors. They have been amazing in really take the time to give you the assistance when you need it. Small class sizes. They want to see you succeed! I have not had a bad experience with any of the instructors. Highly recommend this school for non traditional or returning students, or students just beginning their college careers and want to stay close to home or save money. Great option to explore the programs offered at PCC.