College Deliberately: Portland Community College

Portland Community College is a very large, public, two-year Community College that emphasizes career, culture and research located in the city of Portland, OR. It is known for Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, General Studies and Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping.

Portland Community College

place 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219-7132
phone Phone: (971) 722-6111
web Web: http://www.pcc.edu/
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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Portland Community College Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Accredited 1970-12-01 2022-04-01
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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Associate degree
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Portland Community College is open admissions, meaning that the only requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.


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