As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC serves over 50,000 full-time and part-time students. We offer high-quality education and opportunities for our students, which in turn contributes to the vibrancy of Portland’s economic community.
We aim to educate a skilled workforce, prepare students to successfully transfer to four-year schools, enrich the community through lifelong learning, build a greener workforce and shrink our carbon footprint, and be a sound financial steward of public dollars.
Locations and maps
Four comprehensive campuses, ten centers, and dozens of independent locations throughout the community offer courses and provide student services. Online Learning gives students the ability to take classes off-campus.
News and updates
- Thea Prieto is Guest Author at Readercon
- June 21, 2023
- PCC creative writing and composition instructor Thea Prieto's "From the Caves" is quickly gaining recognition and accolades
- Back in Blue: Commencement Returns!
- June 20, 2023
- After four years of virtual or campus-only events, graduates once again donned the traditional navy blue gowns for the 2023 commencement
- View more News and updates...
Types of classes and programs
Credit courses that you can take individually or as part of a certificate, associate’s degree, or university transfer degree. Students can also combine their PCC enrollment with other institutions with the dual enrollment program.
Non-credit classes for fun and personal development. These classes are offered at PCC campuses and centers, at various locations around your neighborhood, and online.
Resources for international students looking to study at PCC, and for the PCC student interested in studying abroad.
PCC offers classes in several ways to better support the many ways our students learn.
Learn more about our accreditation and supporting processes.