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Portland Community College is a public institution located in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

344 Undergraduate Degrees

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Portland Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Portland Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#26 Most Popular Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Online Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Computer Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Portland Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Portland Community College?

Location of Portland Community College

Contact details for Portland Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 12000 Sw 49Th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: 971-722-6111
Website: www.pcc.edu

How Do I Get Into Portland Community College?

You can apply to Portland Community College online at: www.pcc.edu/admissions/

Since Portland Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Portland Community College?

20% Take Out Loans
18.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Portland Community College, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $4,518 a year. That adds up to $18,072 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Portland Community College is 18.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Portland Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,372 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27,650 undergraduate students at Portland Community College, with 10,372 being full-time and 17,278 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Portland Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,372 full-time undergraduates at Portland Community College, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Portland Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Portland Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Portland Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 753
Black or African American 508
Hispanic or Latino 1,639
White 5,385
International Students 401
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,686

Over 90 countries are represented at Portland Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Portland Community College

5,064 Took All Classes Online
11,134 Took At Least One Class Online
0.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 11,134 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Portland Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Portland Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Portland Community College was 0.5%. This is the #1,528 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Portland Community College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Portland Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Portland Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
App Specific Computer Programming #23
Computer Programming #71

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Portland Community College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Web & Multimedia Design 99 35 17 151
App Specific Computer Programming 40 72 22 134
Computer & IS Security 30 0 0 30
Network & System Administration/Administrator 0 29 0 29
TOTAL 169 136 39 344

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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