Student Profile

Portland Community College served approximately 80,000 students through credit and noncredit instruction in 2015-2016. The following reflect characteristics of students enrolled in the fall 2015 term. 

  Credit Non-Credit
Average Age2940
Female54%61%
Male46%39%
Caucasian64%63%
African-American5%5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native1%1%
Asian8%10%
Pacific Islander<1%<1%
Hispanic12%13%
International3%4%
Multi-Racial7%3%

Students Right to Know

In the fall term of 2012, 1,155 first time, full time, certificate or degree seeking students entered PCC.  After three years, 15% of the students had graduated from PCC.  Among those who did not graduate, 15% had transferred to other higher education institutions.