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High School Graduates at PCC

Approximately 2,184 students who graduated from a high school in one of PCC’s *five surrounding counties in 2022-23 attended PCC in fall 2023.  Although this figure is below pre-pandemic fall of 2019 enrollment, it surpasses enrollments in the preceding two fall terms.

*Multnomah, Washington, Columbia, Yamhill and Clackamas

Bar graph showing trend of recent high school graduates enrolled at PCC

Fall 2023 Details

Approximately 1,609 of these graduates completed their degree at a high school located in one of five school districts.  Additionally, the high schools with the most graduates enrolled at PCC are located in three of these districts.

Bar chart listing counts of graduates by school district attending PCC

High Schools with Largest Number of Graduates at PCC
High School – District # Enrolled at PCC
Forest Grove HS – Forest Grove SD 106
Aloha HS – Beaverton SD 105
Glencoe HS – Hillsboro SD 105
Century HS – Hillsboro SD 98
Westview HS – Beaverton SD 96

 

Demographics

These recent 1graduates attending PCC are likely to share one or more of the following characteristics:  be students of color, have parents without 4-year degrees, or enroll full-time at PCC.  The table below provides statistics for these and additional student characteristics of interest.

Demographics Mean Range (lowest to highest)
Race/Ethnicity
White 41% 30% – 51%  (Forest Grove to Tigard-Tualatin)
Latinx/Hispanic 34% 21% – 64%  (Portland to Forest Grove)
Multiracial 8% 1% – 9%  (Forest Grove to Portland)
Asian 7% 3% – 8%  (Forest Grove to Portland)
Black/African American 4% 0% – 9%  (Forest Grove to Portland)
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander <1% 0% – 1%  (Forest Grove to Beaverton)
American Indian/Alaska Native <1% 0% – 0.5%  (Forest Grove, Tigard-Tualatin to Hillsboro) 
Other Characteristics
Received Pell 41% 36% – 58%  (Tigard-Tualatin to Forest Grove)
Enrolled Full-Time 68% 60% – 72%  (Tigard-Tualatin to Hillsboro)
2 First Generation 55% 49% – 75%  (Tigard-Tualatin to Forest Grove)
Former Dual Credit Student 24% 19% – 42%  (Hillsboro to Forest Grove)
1 Beaverton, Portland, Hillsboro, Tigard-Tualatin, and Forest Grove Districts combined
2 Neither parent nor guardian completed a four-year degree
Counts by High School

The final table provides counts for all Oregon high schools which had more than five graduates attend PCC in the fall of 2023.

Graduating High School School District # Enrolled at PCC
Forest Grove High School Forest Grove SD 15 106
Aloha High School Beaverton SD 48J 105
Glencoe High School Hillsboro SD 1J 105
Century High School Hillsboro SD 1J 98
Westview High School Beaverton SD 48J 96
Mountainside High School Beaverton SD 48J 93
Southridge High School Beaverton SD 48J 89
Tigard High School Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J 83
Franklin High School Portland SD 1J 81
Liberty High School Hillsboro SD 1J 80
Hillsboro High School Hillsboro SD 1J 74
Beaverton High School Beaverton SD 48J 68
Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School Portland SD 1J 67
Tualatin High School Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J 67
Roosevelt High School Portland SD 1J 63
Sherwood High School Sherwood SD 88J 59
David Douglas High School David Douglas SD 40 57
Cleveland High School Portland SD 1J 51
Sunset High School Beaverton SD 48J 49
Leodis V. McDaniel High School Portland SD 1J 39
Reynolds High School Reynolds SD 7 38
Scappoose High School Scappoose SD 1J 36
Lincoln High School Portland SD 1J 32
Wilsonville High School West Linn-Wilsonville SD 3J 31
Benson Polytechnic High School Portland SD 1J 30
Newberg Senior High School Newberg SD 29J 28
Lake Oswego Senior High School Lake Oswego SD 7J 27
Parkrose High School Parkrose SD 3 27
St Helens High School St Helens SD 502 27
Lakeridge High School Lake Oswego SD 7J 25
Arts and Communication Magnet Academy Beaverton SD 48J 24
Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering Beaverton SD 48J 22
Centennial High School Centennial SD 28J 19
Adrienne C Nelson High School North Clackamas SD 12 18
Jefferson High School Portland SD 1J 18
Banks High School Banks SD 13 15
Creekside Community High School Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J 14
Gresham High School Gresham-Barlow SD 10J 14
Summit Learning Charter Estacada SD 108 13
Clackamas High School North Clackamas SD 12 12
Hillsboro Online Academy Hillsboro SD 1J 12
West Linn High School West Linn-Wilsonville SD 3J 12
Canby High School Canby SD 86 11
Milwaukie High School North Clackamas SD 12 11
Sam Barlow High School Gresham-Barlow SD 10J 11
Alliance High School Portland SD 1J 10
McMinnville High School McMinnville SD 40 9
Mt Scott Learning Ctr High Sch Portland SD 1J 9
Helensview High School Multnomah ESD 7
Oregon City Senior High School Oregon City SD 62 7
Putnam High School North Clackamas SD 12 7
Rosemary Anderson High School Portland SD 1J 7
Metropolitan Learning Center Portland SD 1J 6
Reynolds Learning Academy Reynolds SD 7 6

PCC faculty and staff with Argos accounts can access additional school district and high school information in the HS Grads Entering PCC Argos program.