Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

University Transfer


International students can begin their studies at Portland Community College, earn an Associate’s degree, and then transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor’s degree.

Oregon universities looking for PCC graduates

Oregon Institute of Technology

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  • Bachelor’s Degree Programs
    • Oregon Tech is the Pacific Northwest’s premier polytechnic university. Our hands-on education opportunities and 40+ majors will prepare you for a rewarding career in a variety of in-demand industries. As a student, you’ll enjoy small class sizes, know your professors and your classmates, and enjoy the benefits of one of the highest return on investment rates in the entire country.
    • We offer Bachelor’s degrees at two campus locations in order to meet the varying needs of our students. Our main campus is located in picturesque Klamath Falls, Oregon. Additionally, our Portland-Metro campus is located in Wilsonville, Oregon, 15 minutes from downtown Portland.
  • Transfer Admissions: transfer students must meet the following requirements:
    • have completed 36 college credits or more with at least a 2.25 GPA or higher,
    • have successfully completed with a C- or better WR 115 (or an equivalent or higher level college composition/writing class), and
    • have successfully completed with a C- or better Math 95 (or an equivalent or higher level intermediate algebra class).
  • Tuition 2019-2020: $32,445 (academic year)
  • Scholarships: International students are encouraged to apply to the Oregon Tech Foundation Scholarship Program. This scholarship fund awards $355,000 worth of aid annually to Oregon Tech students.
Portland State University

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Other US universities looking for PCC graduates

Central Washington University

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  • Bachelor’s Degree Programs
    • CWU offers three campus locations for PCC transfer students. CWU has our main campus in Ellensburg, WA and then two campuses in the Seattle area, for specific majors. Students have option of living in big city or small town.
  • Transfer Admissions
    • International transfer students must apply as “International Undergraduate Students”. CWU will waive TOEFL or IELTS if student has completed two English composition courses with grade of 2.00 or higher at PCC.
  • Tuition 2019-2020: $21,150 (academic year)
  • Scholarships: international student scholarships are up to 50% reduction in tuition and fees per year. They are automatically awarded upon acceptance to CWU and are renewable each year as long as student maintains high GPA.
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis


University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor’s Degree Programs
    • UC does cooperative education where international students work full-time in their career field instead of attending courses every other semester. Students get real life experience and paid internships in major companies in their field of study. Average pay is ~$15-20 per hour, and 85% of students who graduate with a co-op get a job offer from one of the companies they worked at during their time at UC.
  • Transfer Admissions
  • Transfer Advising
  • Tuition 2019-2020: $26,334 (academic year)
  • Scholarships: guaranteed scholarships for A.A. or A.S. graduating international transfer students with a 3.2 cumulative GPA, from $5,000 to $15,000 per year.
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Questionnaire for University Partners interested in PCC international graduates

For additional information about specific PCC courses that transfer to university,  visit the PCC University Transfer website.