About Portland Community College

Founded in , Portland Community College. is a college. Located in Oregon, which is a city setting in Oregon, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 28,494 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Portland Community College Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 432 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Portland Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at PCC are considered , with ,19% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Portland Community College.

4%
“We”re apathetic”
16%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
20%
“We save it for the classroom”
18%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
7%
“All the time, including weekends”
4%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
13%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
74%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
17%
“We bought the gear”
9%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
9%
“Available in class”
51%
“They keep regular office hours”
40%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
2%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
27%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
59%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
14%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
13%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
16%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
20%
“We save it for the classroom”
18%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
7%
“All the time, including weekends”
4%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
13%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
74%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
17%
“We bought the gear”
9%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
9%
“Available in class”
51%
“They keep regular office hours”
40%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
2%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
27%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
59%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
14%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
13%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    48 Students rated on-campus housing 1.5 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    49 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    66 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    70 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    70 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    68 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    69 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    69 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

Portland Community College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Portland Community College?

67 Students rated Portland Community College

Sunshine - 02/11/2021

I am pleased with it, overall. The distance learning aspect has not bode well for a lot of students these past several months, but it is manageable, I suppose. My professors are easily accessible by way of email, and the classes are small, which makes it easier to reach out to and receive feedback from them directly.

Lucy - 08/19/2020

Very safe and nice place to start college. Everyone is very welcoming and the food is alright and sold at a decent price. I recommend the fries they are delicious. Affordable tuition as someone who regularly takes 16 credits per term. Around $2500 or well below so you can afford it. Lots of clubs to dabble in and you can easily access professors during office hours. Just make sure to check Ratemyprofessor for a successful term.

oviya - 08/08/2020

PCC is a great college for students straight out of high school who either aren't sure what they want to major in, or are unready to move out to a four year college. The tuition is a fraction of what you would have to at a state university. The professors are knowledgeble in their subject and eager to help students.

Jordan - 07/10/2020

Overall a good community college to start off with. I absolutely love the ceramics program. I would also strongly recommend any class ran by Dr. Byrd. Students and staff are very diverse and accepting. I went to PCC for just over 3 years and not once did I hear of or experience any kind of discrimination.

Portland Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Portland Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Portland Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time and tell myself about college life, I would tell myself to enjoy senior year a lot more. I would enjoy the walks down the halls, the bells chiming and warning us that we are late for class, and enjoy the slow pace at which students take to get to class. College atmosphere is very different, students are rushing to go to class & classes move at a fast pace. I assume this is because education is no longer free and hundreds of dollars are being spent for an education. So if I could go back in time I would tell myself to enjoy (responsibly), my last year as a high school student and leisurely make the transition to an adult in college.

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  3. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is that they have multiple campuses spread throughout the city and adjacent suburbs. Courses are offered at different campuses, which sometimes results in having to travel all over town each day.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    PCC is a positive learning environment at a reasonably economic price.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Portland Community College is that the class size are smaller, hence it let the students get one-on-one with the proffesors. Second, there is someone who is always willing to help. Third, the tuition is low so it gives students a chance to go to school.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Very economicaly friendly money to education value and i love its loction

    Read all  10 answers
  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    More information

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The parking situations, really hard to find parking unless you show up before the school opens or late in the afternoon

    Read all  8 answers
  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who would like to get a good education for a descent price per credit hour. The instructors are helpful and the classes are a lot of fun.

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  10. Describe the students at your school.

    P.C.C. has a very diverse student body.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Allowing any aged human being to persue their dreams and reach them. There is no holding back, only pushing forward at Portland Community College. Getting you ready to succed in having an Associates or Transfer Degree to a 4-year college to continue on with your dreams.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Portland Community College is trying to be a non-smoking public school, so if you can't quit smoking, don't attend this school.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Well, this will be my last term at PCC because I'll be attending a very expensive cooking school in Portland. So of course I'm always bragging about the amazing food court!! There are so many places to eat with great food.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I feel that Portland Community College has a great student body. Everyone is respectful of each others learning environment. There is quite a diversity of age groups attending PCC. It's very easy to make new friends because everyone is so nice. It's rare that someone will not open a door for you. A very respectable student body, the professors are great, and the campus is lovely.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There are many clubs, teams, and organizations at PCC. Unfortunately, I have no time to appreciate them because I have to go to work after school. Dating at PCC is a lot like any other colleges. People meet, they hang out together, hold hands, but are respectful to others around. I have not heard of any parties at PCC. I feel that the college environment is more mature than other colleges. There are plenty of restaurants off campus, I find it a great way to meet up with friends and study.

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Student Body

Students

53%

female

47%

male

28,494

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

4%

Out-Of-State

91%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
12%
% White or Caucasian
58%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

53% of students attending Portland Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 41% were awarded federal grants. While 25% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$8,446

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,689

Books and Supplies

$11,772

Room and Board

21,907

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,485
$30 - $48K
$7,427
$48 - $75K
$9,832
$75 - $110K
$12,330
$110K & UP
$12,504

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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