Demographics

As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC serves more than 73,000 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 2016–17

  • Total head count: 73,881
  • Total full-time equivalent: 27,270
  • Credit students: 49,500

New Students (Background Education)

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New Students (Background Education) Chart
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

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Why students come to PCC Chart
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

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

Educational Fields

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

Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.