Student Profile

Portland Community College enrolls more than 67,000 students in credit and noncredit instruction each year.  The following reflect characteristics of students enrolled in the fall 2019 term. 

  Credit Non-Credit
Average Age 27 41
Female 55% 64%
Male 45% 36%
Caucasian 55% 52%
African-American 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1% <1%
Asian 8% 9%
Pacific Islander <1% <1%
Hispanic 15% 10%
International 2% 2%
Multi-Racial 7% 3%
Unreported race/ethnicity 7% 18%

Student Right to Know

In the fall term of 2016, 1,854 first time, full-time, certificate or degree seeking students entered PCC.  By the end of three years, 22% of the students graduated from PCC and an additional 20% transferred to another post-secondary institution before first completing a PCC credential.