Portland Community College

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Large

  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 Year

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Aviation, Business, Engineering

  • Setting

    City, Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    NWCCU

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Wherever you’re going, PCC is a great place to start!

Portland Community College is the largest institution of higher education in Oregon and one of the top 20 community colleges in the country. It is a multi-campus, two-year college serving over 400 international students from 60 countries worldwide. PCC offers more than 90 academic programs with options including an ESL Program, short-term certificates, two-year degrees and 2+2 university transfer programs. There are many opportunities for student activities, on-campus jobs, sports, and transfer to top universities. 

At PCC, you can earn an Associate of Arts (AA) Degree or an Associate of Science (AS) Degree, and then transfer to a four-year institution to complete your Bachelor’s degree. Or, you can study in one of our short-term, 1-year, or 2-year programs.

If you are looking for …

  • high quality education
  • easy, no fee, online application
  • no english proficiency required
  • flexible admission requirements
  • small classes
  • in a beautiful city and state
  • affordable school (tuition < $10k USD)

        ... then PCC is a great place for you!

Location:

Portland, Oregon is one of the friendliest, most livable cities in the United States! It is a vibrant city with a small town feel. PCC has 4 gorgeous campuses located throughout the city of Portland, close to both the mountains and the coast, as well as world-class restaurants, coffee shops, and microbreweries. PCC is close to the beach, lakes, and rivers as well as snow mountains like Mount Hood which makes it a great place for outdoor activities. All these, together with the growing tech industry makes Portland a highly desirable city to live, study and work.

ESL Program:

PCC offers credit ESL courses on all four of its campuses. The ESOL program has eight levels of English language instruction, from level one, for beginners, through level 8, for students who are preparing to enroll in college-level coursework.

English proficiency is NOT required for admission to PCC, but you may be exempted from the ESL placement testing if you are able to show proof of English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or other scores).

Study Options:

Pursue a degree in the business administration, computer science, engineering, health sciences, or aviation, among others. At PCC, you’ll find a program that fits your passions, your time, and your budget. Or, you can get language or vocational training in our short-term, 1-year, or 2-year programs.

Check out the complete list of study options at www.pcc.edu/programs.

University Transfer:

At PCC, you can earn a two-year Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) Degree, and then transfer to a four-year university to complete your Bachelor’s degree. After graduating from PCC, international students transfer to top-ranked universities across the USA. PCC course credits can also transfer to universities across the USA.

HOW TO APPLY TO PCC:

  1. Submit the PCC International Admissions Application
  2. Send all required documents (www.pcc.edu/international-students/admissions/).
Portland Community College


17705 NW Springville Road
BLDG 3 RM 223
Portland OR 97229
P: 971.722.7150

705 N Killingsworth
Student Union - 308
Portland OR 97217
P: 971.722.7150

2305 SE 82nd and Division
Student Commons Room 119
Portland OR 97216
P: 971.722.7150

12000 SW 49th Ave.
CC - 215
Portland OR 97219
P: 971.722.7150
For more information: Portland Community College