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Portland Community College Demographics & Diversity

Portland, Oregon

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Portland Community College are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Portland Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 5%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 6%
International 3%
Race Unknown 7%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 37% more female students than male students enrolled at Portland Community College with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Portland Community College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Portland Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Portland Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,882
Women 12,147

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Portland Community College serves a very low number of students outside of Oregon, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Portland Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,509 per year

45% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 49.8%
Part time Undergrads 57.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209746 IPEDS survey data for Portland Community College.