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Peer Colleges

Portland Community College, in alignment with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities standards, has *identified national and regional peer colleges.  These groupings enable PCC to present outcomes in the context of and in comparison to similar institutions.   A review to determine if any college should be added or removed as a peer institution is planned once 2022-23 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems (IPEDS) data are available for analysis.  The selection methodology and use of additional data sources will also be considered at that time.

National Peers

The college’s National Peer Group consists of twelve colleges identified as being similar to PCC with regard to enrollment (size), highest degree offered (Associate’s degree), degree of urbanization (large city) and several other identifiers also reported in IPEDS.  

College Name Fall 2018 Enrollment
San Jacinto Community College   (SJCC) 32,137
Salt Lake Community College   (SLCC) 29,156
El Paso Community College   (EPCC) 28,819
Columbus State Community College  (CSCC) 27,343
City College of San Francisco (CCSF) 27,008
Portland Community College   (PCC) 27,046
Suffolk County Community College   (SCCC) 26,078
College of DuPage   (CDP) 24,900
Central New Mexico Community College  (CNMC) 23,553
Des Moines Area Community College (DMCC) 23,474
Cuyahoga Community College District (CCCD) 23,440
Hillsborough Community College  (HCC) 23,183
Wake Technical Community College  (WTCC) 21,872
Regional Peers

The Regional Peer Group consists of six institutions located in the western region of the United States.  These colleges are similar to PCC in some regards although the four Oregon community colleges are notably smaller in size.  

College Name Fall 2018 Enrollment
Salt Lake Community College   (SLCC) 29,156
Portland Community College   (PCC) 27,046
Sacramento City College (SCC) 21,379
Chemekata Community College (CHCC) 10,151
Lane Community College (LCC) 9,029
Mt. Hood Community College (MCCC) 8,612
Clackamas Community College (CLCC) 6,064

*The methodology and iterative process followed to select institutions for consideration as peer status are available to PCC employees in IE Spaces.