Student Profile

Portland Community College enrolls more than 70,000 students in credit and noncredit instruction each year.  The following reflect characteristics of students enrolled in the fall 2017 term. 

  Credit Non-Credit
Average Age 28 41
Female 54% 63%
Male 46% 37%
Caucasian 57% 50%
African-American 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1% <1%
Asian 8% 9%
Pacific Islander <1% <1%
Hispanic 12% 10%
International 3% 2%
Multi-Racial 7% 3%
Unreported race/ethnicity 7% 21%

Students Right to Know

In the fall term of 2014, 1,042 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, 20% had transferred to other higher education institutions.