Demographics

Portland Community College is the largest institution of higher learning in the state, serving more than 1,445,200 college-age residents in a five-county, 1,500-squaremile area in northwest Oregon. The district includes the state’s largest city, Portland, and the most rapidly growing population areas in the state. PCC enrolls more than 94,634 full- and part-time students annually, or one in 16 residents.

Student Enrollment 2011–12

PCC received approximately $27.2 million in grants and contracts in 2011-12. Almost 38% of all full and part-time credit students received financial aid in 2011-12.

  • Average age 34; most frequent age 20
  • 55% Female, 45% Male
  • 62% of credit students are employed full or part time (Spring 2011)
  • Total head count: 94,634
  • Total full-time equivalent: 34,246
  • Credit students: 59,520
  • All other students combined: 35,114
  • Credit students enrolled full time (>12 credit hours): 34%
New Students (Background Education) Chart

New Students (Background Education)

Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.

48%
No previous college
34%
Some college
4%
Associate's degree
11%
Bachelor's Degree
3%
Master's / Doctoral degree
Why students come to PCC Chart

Why students come to PCC

Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.

42%
Work toward bachelor’s degree
13%
Explore new career
10%
Skills to get or keep a job
8%
Personal enrichment
10%
Complete a certificate or technical degree
6%
High school/GED completion
5%
Explore new educational opportunity
6%
Improve writing, math, reading skills
Ethnic Backgrounds Chart

Ethnic Backgrounds

Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.

68%
Caucasian
11%
Hispanic
8%
Asian, Pacific Islander
6%
African American
1%
Native American
3%
Multi-Racial
3%
International
Educational Fields Chart

Educational Fields

Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.

55%
Lower Division Transfer
24%
Career/Technical
14%
Pre-College, Developmental Ed
3%
Community Education
3%
ESOL

Employee Statistics 2010-11

Faculty

  • Total: 2,074
  • Full Time: 499
  • Part Time: 1,575

Staff

  • Total: 1,244
  • Full Time: 1,007
  • Part Time: 237

Looking into the past