Demographics

As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC serves more than 93,000 full-time and part-time students. We fill a unique role, one that offers high quality education and opportunities for our students, which in turn contributes to the vibrancy of Portland’s economic community.

Student Enrollment 2012–13

  • Average age 34; most frequent age 20
  • 53% Female, 47% Male
  • 62% of credit students are employed full or part time
  • Total head count: 94,490
  • Total full-time equivalent: 33,389
  • Credit students: 59,520
  • All other students combined: 34,970
  • 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 2012-13

Faculty

  • Total: 2,001
  • Full Time: 472
  • Part Time: 1,529

Staff

  • Total: 1,254
  • Full Time: 1,034
  • Part Time: 220

Looking into the past