Portland Community College

1,403 reviews
  1. Portland, OR
  2. 2 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Experience
    B-
  6. Location
    A-
Portland Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$7,851/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,570/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,680/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,909/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,767/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,867/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.179 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.163 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.162 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,564Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
47%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
0%
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After Portland Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
18%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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Reviews

1,403 reviews
  • Excellent
    210
  • Very Good
    597
  • Average
    537
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    12
At PCC I am completing my undergraduate pre-reqs for a Bachelors of Science, then transferring on to Portland State University School of Business program, majoring in Human Resources Management. At this time, I have had 3 full terms on campus and several terms where I worked completely online. If you can handle an old fashioned online classroom called D2L, you can get a flexible education on your off time at home by being an online student. You have to be willing to commit to the weekly homework hours to get it all done because the deadlines are not flexible. An aspect of the online learning is that I can do my discussion homework any time that I have my smart phone! I got used to checking D2L instead of my facebook. As for on-campus instructors, some are exceptional because they try to involve all learning styles. While there are outlier teachers once in a while that stick to their preferred style and many students struggle, but that was really rare with only 2-3 teachers of my 20+. Read Rate My Professor with some skepticism and try emailing the instructor if you're not sure. Most of them are really responsive even if you email late at night!
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago
I love the online classes, but I do not love the online system. I gave some feedback on overall education earlier, please read that comment also! Really, it should be full access mobile friendly site. The mobile site right now is very very limited in your functionality, which doesn't help if I am a student on the go trying to read the lecture notes as I wait at the doctor's office. But I think the teachers give us all of the resources, respond quickly, and grade fairly. However, the online classes have very little interaction. This does not help stimulate the education.
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago
Best CC that I have come across. I've attended MHCC - which feels unengaged and underfunded. PCC on the other hand makes it happen with a lot of student/staff engagement and on campus activities that are designed to be "extra." Like the Potty Press - you can get on campus upcoming events that happen M-Sun at varying times, and some events are free! They get all walks of life to come to campus by talking with the community and business leaders that come and give guest lectures that matter. I'm going to have a teleconference with Sam Adams about Climate Change this term. I'm excited to learn at PCC!
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago