Student Profile

Portland Community College enrolls more than 50,000 students in credit and noncredit instruction each year.  The following table reflects characteristics of students enrolled in fall 2021. 

  Credit Non-Credit
Female 56% 73%
Male 41% 27%
Sex not reported 3% <1%
White 54% 56%
Black/African-American 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1% <1%
Asian 8% 9%
Pacific Islander <1% <1%
Hispanic/Latinx 19% 13%
International <1% <1%
Multi-Racial 7% 3%
Race/ethnicity not reported 5% 13%
Age under 20 years 25% 4%
Age 20-24 29% 8%
Age 25-29 17% 10%
Age 30+ 29% 78%
Average Age 27 years 44 years

Student Right to Know

Approximately 2,011 first time in college, full-time enrolled, credential seeking students entered PCC in fall 2018.  By the end of three years, 18% of the students graduated from PCC and an additional 17% transferred to another post-secondary institution before completing a PCC credential.