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 2017–18

  • Total student headcount: 71,000
  • Credit students: 48,000
  • Non-credit students: 23,000
  • Full-time equivalent (FTE): 26,700

Enrollment by program area

 Enrollment by program area chart
62%
Transfer
24%
Career Tech
11%
Pre-College
5%
Community Ed

Students by location

Students by location chart
67%
On campus only
15%
Web only
18%
Both on campus and web

Enrollment intensity

Educational Fields Chart
42%
Full-time credit students
58%
Part-time credit students

Gender

Educational Fields Chart
54%
Female
42%
Male
4%
Unreported

Ethnic backgrounds

Ethnic backgrounds chart
55%
White
12%
Hispanic / Latino
12%
Unreported
8%
Asian
6%
Multi-racial
4%
Black / African American
3%
International
1%
Pacific Islander
1%
Native American / Alaskan

Credentials awarded

  • Degrees: 3,800
  • Certificates: 1,500

Age

  • Credit students
    • Less than 25 years: 53%
    • Average age: 28 years
  • Non-credit students
    • Less than 25 years: 21%
    • Average age: 41 years

Pell Grant recipients

36% of credit students

Student transfers to universities

An estimated 4,000+ per year

Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.