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 Portland Community College

Portland Community College - Portland, OR

12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219-7132

General information:(503)244-6111
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:34,632( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,944 $3,016 $3,124 -3%
Out-of-state $7,552 $7,624 $7,660 -0%
Books and supplies $1,545 $1,620 $1,632 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,750 $6,930 $6,984 -1%
Other $3,060 $3,150 $3,174 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,760 $2,820 $2,844 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,489 $4,636 $4,756 0%
Off Campus $14,299 $14,716 $14,914 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,249 $7,456 $7,600 0%
On Campus $9,097 $9,244 $9,292 0%
Off Campus $18,907 $19,324 $19,450 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,857 $12,064 $12,136 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,844
In-state fees $280
Out-of-state tuition $7,380
Out-of-state fees $280
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 666 52% --
Grant or scholarship aid 514 41% $2,273,273 $4,423
Federal grants 512 40% $2,200,950 $4,299
Pell grants 512 40% $2,134,985 $4,170
Other federal grants 103 8% $65,965 $640
State/local government grant or scholarships 39 3% $55,448 $1,422
Institutional grants or scholarships 26 2% $16,875 $649
Student loan aid 440 35% $2,686,823 $6,106
Federal student loans 439 35% $2,679,489 $6,104
Other student loans 2 0% $7,334 $3,667
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 11,178 35% $44,535,277 $3,984
Pell grants 11,125 35% $40,764,927 $3,664
Federal student loans 11,266 35% $77,340,051 $6,865


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,829 $6,393 $7,989
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,301 $6,046 $7,575
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,872 $8,212 $8,270
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,938 $10,771 $10,871
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,182 $11,746 $12,004
$110,001 and more $11,228 $11,798 $12,172

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 34,632
Undergraduate enrollment 34,632
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 2,661
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 18 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Basketball 1312


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities12/01/1970 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

07/18/1964 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/14/1970 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)

05/26/1967 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

08/01/1970 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1970 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 002
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 012
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 021
Motor vehicle theft 101
Arson 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate18.5%
Number in default733
Number in repayment3,948

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00321300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Landscaping and Groundskeeping3310-
Category total3310-
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Environmental Design/Architecture3---
Category total3---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Category total131--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping3860--
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-6-10
Business Administration and Management, General-75--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other9---
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry1---
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce---0
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services24---
Management Information Systems, General20---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General24--
Office Management and Supervision-64-8
Retailing and Retail Operations3---
Category total109209-64
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects9--1
Category total9--1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Specific Applications1940-12
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General3---
Network and System Administration/Administrator-20--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design1324-12
Word Processing5---
Category total4084-24
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager-7--
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector19-4
Construction Trades, General00-0
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General107-2
Category total1123-6
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2010--
Teacher Assistant/Aide-3-4
Category total2013-4
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-14--
Category total-14--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD-10--
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician-151-
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician59--
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General14---
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician423-11
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other--3-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician1616--
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD-5--
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-181-
Category total3996511
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation-72-
Category total-72-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-25--
Dental Assisting/Assistant---46
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-19--
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician-98-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-19--
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-18--
Medical Informatics-2--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-33--
Medical/Clinical Assistant25---
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist-17--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-98--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling219--
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant-23--
Category total27282846
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies943--
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-39--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other---14
Juvenile Corrections---4
Category total982-18
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-42-13
Category total-42-13
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-759--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-1008--
Category total-1767--
Library Science Colleges
Library and Archives Assisting6--1
Category total6--1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician---27
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician-11127
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician73311-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-912-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician-236-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/7111--
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology00-0
Category total144573054
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Category total2210--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General512-18
Category total512-18
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant---12
Category total---12
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant1---
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-4--
Welding Technology/Welder186-
Category total2126-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration55--
Category total55--
Social Sciences Colleges
Social Sciences, General2---
Category total2---
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew-5--
Category total-5--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art-28--
Design and Visual Communications, General111-6
Interior Design-11101
Music Performance, General4---
Category total550107
Grand total474277471279