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Welcoming | Affordable | Excellent
 

Portland, Oregon, USA
 

Portland is a vibrant city with a small town feeling.

Downtown offers eclectic shops and world-class

entertainment venues, and trendy neighborhoods

abound. The forests, rivers, mountains, and

Pacific coast make outdoor activities exciting,

and the growing tech industry makes Portland a

highly desirable place to live, study, and work. 

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“Silicon Forest” -- over 75 tech companies with

 headquarters or branches in the greater Portland area 

GROWING TECH INDUSTRY
 

PORTLAND FAST FACTS

Metro Area: 2.4 million
City: ~650,000

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•    Timbers Soccer (MLS) &

      Trail Blazers Basketball

      (NBA)
•    Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood,

      forests, waterfalls
•    Ranked among top bike-

      friendly cities in the US

ATTRACTIONS

close to Seattle + San Francisco, 

just across the Columbia River 

from Washington state

ATTRACTIONS

POPULATION

LOCATION

Portland is a vibrant city with a small town feeling.

Downtown offers eclectic shops and world-class

entertainment venues, and trendy neighborhoods

abound. The forests, rivers, mountains, and

Pacific coast make outdoor activities exciting,

and the growing tech industry makes Portland a

highly desirable place to live, study, and work. 

“Silicon Forest” -- over 75 tech companies with

 headquarters or branches in the greater Portland area 

GROWING TECH INDUSTRY
 

4 PCC CAMPUSES

ROCK CREEK CAMPUS

100+ PROGRAMS 

~ 60% of PCC students transfer to university 

~ 25% of PCC students complete career-

   technical programs

SYLVANA CAMPUS

SYLVANIA CAMPUS
 

All Students: ~71,000 
Full-Time Students: ~27,000
International Students: ~650 from 70+ countries

ENROLLMENT

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SOUTHEAST CAMPUS
CASCADE CAMPUS

4 PCC CAMPUSES

All Students: ~71,000 
Full-Time Students: ~27,000
International Students: ~650 from 70+ countries

ENROLLMENT

APPLY TO PCC

4 TERM START DATES PER YEAR: 

Fall -- September
Winter -- January
Spring -- April
Summer -- June

1.  Complete the PCC International    

     Admissions Application
2.  Submit required documents (eg financial

     documentation, copies of transcripts and

     passport photo page)

NO APPLICATION FEE! 

No TOEFL or IELTS scores are required, but

you can submit proof of English proficiency

to be exempted from ESL placement testing. 

TUITION / COSTS 

per academic year = 3 terms = ~9 months
*subject to change without notice

Tuition 

2 EASY STEPS:

Class Fees

Medical Insurance

Books + Supplies

Transportation

Food + Lodging

Total 

(required for Form I-20)

$8,855

$345

$600

$1,100

$7,650
 

$450

$19,000

PAYING FOR COLLEGE

International students are required to show

sufficient personal or sponsored funding,

but PCC offers support with …

ON-CAMPUS WORK opportunities (up to

20 hours/week)

SCHOLARSHIPS for new and continuing

international students.

TUITION PAYMENT PLANS that allow

students to pay tuition in installments over

the term

WITH OVER 100 TRANSFER AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS,

PCC HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! 

•    Business Administration / Management
•    Engineering
•    Computer Science (including Cyber Security)
•    Aviation: Science (plane + helicopter) +

      Maintenance
•    Life Sciences / Healthcare
•    Design: Graphic + Interior
•    Machine Manufacturing
•    Music & Sonic Arts
•    Veterinary Technology
•    ESOL (English as a Second Language)

After graduation from PCC, international

students transfer to top-ranked national

universities, for example Cornell University (#14),

University of Washington (#56), and University

of Oregon (#103). Students in health care fields

transfer to Oregon Health and Science University,

one of the top 5 US medical schools (primary

care). Portland State University is a popular

choice for many fields, including Engineering

students who often find paid internships in the

growing tech industry in Portland.

PCC is a member of Study Oregon, the state

educational consortium for international

education.

TUITION PAYMENT PLANS that allow

students to pay tuition in installments over

the term

STUDENT LIFE
 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Students can gain valuable skills in paid

leadership positions in student government

and at many campus centers as International

Student Ambassadors and Peer Leaders.

Volunteer opportunities abound.

Each PCC campus hosts student clubs

that bring students together for common

interests and to experience new things.

CLUBS 
HONORS SOCIETY

PCC offers international students many activities on-

and off-campus to get to know the area and meet new

friends. The Office of International Student Services takes

trips throughout the city and to the surrounding beach,

mountains, forests, and rivers.

ACTIVITIES + TRIPS 

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the official community

college honors society with over 90 years of recognizing

academic excellence. Membership is based on academic

achievement. PTK has over $90 million in scholarship

opportunities each year.

Intercollegiate men’s and women’s soccer and basketball

teams compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference.

SOCCER AND BASKETBALL TEAMS

International students have many options

for housing in Portland:

•    PCC Shuttles -- A fleet of small busses link the 4

      campuses to each other and are free for PCC
      students to use.
•    TriMet Buses -- PCC offers student discount
      tickets for the city bus.
•    MAX Light Rail -- Connects Portland with the
      areas surrounding downtown, as well as the

      Portland Airport.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 
HOUSING & TRANSPORTATION

•    Student Apartments
•    Homestay Programs
•    Short-Term Options
•    Other apartments near each campus

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Intercollegiate men’s and women’s soccer and basketball

teams compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference.

SOCCER AND BASKETBALL TEAMS
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