Student Profile

Portland Community College enrolls more than 60,000 students in credit and noncredit instruction each year.  The following reflect characteristics of students enrolled in the fall 2020 term. 

  Credit Non-Credit
Average Age 27 44
Female 58% 75%
Male 42% 25%
White 55% 58%
Black/African-American 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1% <1%
Asian 8% 8%
Pacific Islander <1% <1%
Hispanic/Latinx 17% 11%
International 1% 2%
Multi-Racial 7% 3%
Unreported race/ethnicity 6% 14%

Student Right to Know

In the fall term of 2017, 1,956 first time, full-time, certificate or degree seeking students entered PCC.  By the end of three years, 20% of the students graduated from PCC and an additional 19% transferred to another post-secondary institution before first completing a PCC credential.