Porterville College: Review & Facts

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Porterville College is a medium two-year, public school with 4,075 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1927 and is the only school located in Porterville, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
28
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are offered at Porterville College.

Porterville College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 28 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Social Work, Biology, Criminal Justice, and Communication and Journalism. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.


Student Retention
70%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Porterville College student retention rate is fair at 70% (close to California average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
30 : 1
High
The graduation rate at Porterville College is low - 38%. Roughly 11% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Porterville College is a bit disappointing -- 30:1. Find out more details on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$8,200
Low
Average tuition price is low, about $6,900 per academic year. The additional fees at Porterville College (not included in tuition costs) are around $1,300; this totals $8,200 per academic year.

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

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This college will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Porterville College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (559) 791-2200 or check Porterville College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B-
Dicey
Porterville College provides a distance learning option.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at PC, 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
At the present moment, there is no on-campus housing at Porterville College.

Based on the college crime numbers, Porterville College seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Porterville College Location and Maps



Post Address: Porterville College, 100 E College Ave, Porterville, California 93257, USA
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