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 think that there is too much information being shoved down our throats, including homework, texts and the very little information from very expensive text books --all at the same time. I wish that we could have more class discussion and the ability to process some of this information instead of feeling abused by it, and unable to retain any. I also wish that I would have gotten an Advisor in the beginning that could have helped me navigate my plan, or help me out with scholarship direction, but it took me over a year of asking an making appointments to compile this information and even feel secure! Totally unnecessary! I know I would be a better student if I didn't have to starve and could use my skills to better my experience here instead of trying to fit in this unclear, egotistical dimension, where because everyone feels insecure they want to bring you down to their level. Sad, because I like learning and I work really hard to get straight A's, be in my fraternity, do my work study job, and make connections in my field, in the world.
  • College Junior
  • 9 months ago
Portland Community College is what YOU make it! This college caters to many people from varying walks of life. People you come across are usually quite ambitious people. There is a stigma that community college is for those who could not get into a university. That could not be furthest from the truth! In fact, most students are balancing raising a family, working and/or furthering their education to create or join organizations that benefits the community. The curriculum here is just as rigorous as curriculums at a university ( because majority of the professors teach at universities also). The workload is dependent upon the class and the professors. I have heard of some professors who do not give out required homework, but the exams are ridiculously hard. There are endless opportunities for for people here backed by strong support and aid from the administration. If only it were a university...
  • Recent Alumnus
  • July 21 2014