Portland Community College

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PCC at a glance

Students on campus

PCC is the most largest higher education institution in Oregon, enrolling over 60,000 full- and part-time students annually.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities are essential aspects of PCC’s 2021-25 Strategic Plan. Learn about the blueprint for our future and the priorities that will propel the college forward.


  • More than 44% of credit students at PCC are the first in their family to go to college.
  • PCC is the most diverse institution of higher education in the state, with more than 30% students of color.

Career and technical programs

  • Over 190 certificates and degrees are offered in more than 100 areas of study.

Cost to attend

  • Estimated total for one term (full time for a resident of Oregon or neighboring state): $1,300.
  • The cost of attending PCC is roughly half of the cost of attending a public university and 10% of the cost of a private university.
  • See tuition and fees website for detailed costs.

District area

  • The PCC district covers 1,500 square miles and 13 school districts including all of Washington County and parts of Multnomah County, Columbia County, Yamhill County and Clackamas County.

Good investment

  • According to a recent survey, eight out of 10 people in the community described PCC as the place to provide students with the skills to compete in today’s economy.
  • For every dollar invested in PCC, the community sees a return of $12.50 in added revenue and social savings.
  • PCC students will see their annual income increase, on average, by about $95 per year for every credit completed at PCC.

PCC Foundation

  • In 2017-18, the PCC Foundation awarded scholarships totaling $1.6 million to 1,240 deserving students.
  • The PCC Foundation’s endowment grew to over $8.7 million for the year that ended June 30, 2018.