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Portland Community College is a public institution located in Portland, Oregon. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

8,886 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,428 Avg In-State Tuition

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Portland Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Portland Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Building Management & Inspection Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Drafting & Design Engineering Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Precision Production Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Best Value Allied Health Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Portland Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector Schools College Factual
#1 Best Value Colleges for Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector College Factual
#37 Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#67 Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Schools College Factual
#70 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#126 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Portland Community College?


Contact details for Portland Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 12000 Sw 49Th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: 971-722-6111

Can I Afford Portland Community College?

$4,428 In-State Tuition
20% Take Out Loans
16.3% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Portland Community College students paid $123 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $258 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,428 $9,288
Fees $382 $382
Books and Supplies $1,731 $1,731

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Portland Community College, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $4,300 a year. That adds up to $17,200 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Portland Community College is 16.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Portland Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,886 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,904 undergraduate students at Portland Community College, with 8,886 being full-time and 14,018 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 8,886 full-time undergraduates at Portland Community College, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Portland Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 646
Black or African American 442
Hispanic or Latino 1,671
White 4,643
International Students 194
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,290

Over 90 countries are represented at Portland Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Portland Community College

21,275 Took All Classes Online
21,420 Took At Least One Class Online
97.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 21,420 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Portland Community College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 5th most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Portland Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Portland Community College was 97.6%. This is the #354 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Portland Community College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Portland Community College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Portland Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #38
Health & Medical Administrative Services #107

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Portland Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Welding Technology/Welder 128 20 0 148
General Drafting & Design Technology 66 0 19 85
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 17 44 61
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 0 58 0 58
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 37 10 0 47
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 20 13 13 46
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 13 33 0 46
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 25 14 0 39
Other Industrial Production Technologies 13 0 24 37
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 35 0 0 35
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 13 20 33
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 31 0 31
General Construction Trades 27 0 0 27
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 0 0 26 26
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 23 23
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 2 11 8 21
Construction Engineering Technology 8 11 0 19
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 19 0 19
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 15 3 18
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 0 18 0 18
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 0 15 0 15
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 15 0 15
Other Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 15 0 0 15
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector 5 9 0 14
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 0 11 0 11
Civil Engineering Technology 0 10 0 10
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 10 0 10
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 4 2 6
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 4 0 0 4
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 0 2 0 2
General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer 0 0 0 0
Laboratory Technician 0 0 0 0
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 0 0
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 0 0 0
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist 0 0 0 0
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 398 359 182 939


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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