Portland Community College

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School Overview

Portland Community College is located in Portland, Oregon. Also known as PCC, the school specializes in lifelong learning education, offering non-credit courses to residents of all ages in the Portland region.

Continuing education courses are available in five general areas, including language and culture, creative arts, recreation and wellness, home and garden, and work and life balance. All in all, PCC offers over 4,000 non-credit courses. Ever year more than 30,000 students enroll in the lifelong learning program.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 19000

Portland, OR 97280-0990

(503) 977-4519

Fax: (503) 977-4740

Contact: Veronica Garcia

Dean of Enrollment Services
Main Address

PO Box 19000

Portland, OR 97280-0990

(503) 244-6111


Total undergrads: 26,436

Degree-seeking undergrads: 26,436


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Enrollment in certain programs or courses may require prerequisite course work or permission by a department representative.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Landscaping A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A
Film Production/Cinematography C
Interior Design A,C
Multimedia C
Music – General Performance A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
E-Commerce C
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Office Management A
Real Estate A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric C

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General C
Desktop Publishing C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Web/Multimedia Management C

Construction Trades

Building Construction Inspection A,C


Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
Computer Systems A
Construction/Building Technologies A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Manufacturing Technologies A,C

English Language & Literature

Technical/Business Writing C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Dental Laboratory Technology A,C
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Administration A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science

Library Assistance C

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Mechanics A,C
Aircraft Powerplant Technology A,C
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A
Sport/Fitness Administration C

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services C

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C

Transportation & Materials Moving

Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Portland Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (971) 722-6111
Website: www.pcc.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: www.pcc.edu/admissions/
Address: 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219-7132
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 27,650
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 18,614 (67% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,558
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,418
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 66%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,477

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Portland Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Portland Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Architecture and Related Services 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 125
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 53
Construction Trades 54
Education 22
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 117
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 1210
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 106
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Personal and Culinary Services 2
Precision Production 32
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 45
Grand total 8157

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Portland Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,558
Out-of-state $9,418
Books and supplies $1,692

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,330 66%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,218 60% $5,477
Student loan aid 364 18% $4,681

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 10,285 38% $4,751
Federal student loans 6,221 23% $5,920

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Portland Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Portland Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Portland Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 27,650
Undergraduate enrollment 27,650
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Portland Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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