Portland Community College

Portland, OR 97219
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Portland Community College is one of the seventeen public 2-year colleges in Oregon. The campus is located in an urban area, in Portland.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 28,005 students attend the school. Every year 15% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Portland Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,744, and fees were $344. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,496 and $344 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students28,005
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 23 105
Certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1970 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$104/credit
In State Students$104/credit
Out of State Students$236/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,680 $4,680 $10,620
ADN 70 $7,280 $7,280 $16,520
BSN 125 $13,000 $13,000 $29,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 70% of Portland Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 41% $4,470
Other Federal Grant 3% $413
State Grant & Scholarships 55% $2,683
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- $2,241
Federal Student Loans 22% $4,806
Private Loans -- $11,442


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,755
$30,001 to $48,000$8,272
$48,001 to $75,000$10,668
$75,001 to $110,000$12,934
Over $110,000$12,707

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oregon state board of nursing.
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219

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