PCC at a glance
- PCC is the most largest higher education institution in Oregon, enrolling over 70,000 full- and part-time students annually.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.