Portland Community College: Review & Facts

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Portland Community College is a very large two-year, public school with 33,770 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1961 and is one of the 34 schools located in Portland, Oregon.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
84
Portland Community College will give you the opportunity to obtain a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, or 2-year certificate.

Portland Community College implements a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 84 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Management, Medical Assistant, Accounting and Finance, and Computer Science. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
58%
The student retention rate at Portland Community College is low at 58% (way below Oregon average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Portland Community College is very low - 18%. Nearly 26% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Portland Community College is reasonable - 23:1. Find out more details about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,800
Average tuition pricing is low, about $7,500 a year. The additional fees at Portland Community College (not included in tuition costs) are roughly $300, which comes to a total of $7,800 per year.

Read the details about Portland Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Portland Community College might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

The undergraduate application fee at Portland Community College is $25.00.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Portland Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (503) 244-6111 or check Portland Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
C+
Portland Community College offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Portland Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Unfortunately, there is no on-campus housing at Portland Community College.

Based on the college crime numbers, Portland Community College appears to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Portland Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Portland Community College, 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219-7132, USA
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