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About Portland Community College

Portland Community College is a public, state school in an urban setting in Portland, Oregon. Portland Community College was founded in 1961 and now enrolls around 20,000 students a year, including 20,000 undergrads.

2021 Portland Community College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
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In-State Tuition $2,952
Out-of-State $6,192

Portland Community College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Portland Community College

Portland Community College does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Portland Community College

It is not competitive to get into Portland Community College. Around 0% of applicants get into Portland Community College each year.

Portland Community College Waitlist

Portland Community College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Portland Community College?

Portland Community College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Portland Community College, applicants must submit the following items.

Portland Community College Application Requirements

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Portland Community College Average GPA and Test Scores

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Portland Community College.

Does Portland Community College Require the ACT or SAT?

Portland Community College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.


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Does Portland Community College Have Dorms?Portland Community College does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commote from at home or find their own housing.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Portland Community College.

Financial Aid at Portland Community College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Portland Community College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Portland Community College

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Portland Community College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Portland Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Portland Community College Located?

Portland Community College is located in the urban setting of Portland, Oregon.

If you want to see Portland Community College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 84/5 to Portland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Portland Community College and Portland are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 19000 Portland, OR 97280-0990

Campus Setting: Urban

Portland Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Portland Community College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Portland Community College ACT Scores

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Portland Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$2,952

In State

$6,192

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
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Out-of-State
State Tuition
$2,952
$6,192
Fees
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Housing
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Books
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Student Life

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

20,000

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$2,952

Out-of-State

$6,192

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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