Student Profile

Portland Community College served over 78,000 students through credit and noncredit instruction in 2016-2017. The following reflect characteristics of students enrolled in the fall 2016 term. 

  Credit Non-Credit
Average Age 28 40
Female 54% 63%
Male 46% 37%
Caucasian 63% 64%
African-American 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 8% 10%
Pacific Islander <1% <1%
Hispanic 12% 13%
International 3% 4%
Multi-Racial 7% 3%

Students Right to Know

In the fall term of 2013, 1,173 first time, full time, certificate or degree seeking students entered PCC.  After three years, 16% of the students had graduated from PCC.  Among those who did not graduate, 17% had transferred to other higher education institutions.