600
international students from 70+ countries
Over 100
academic and technical programs
22:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
4
beautiful campuses across Portland
1961
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PORTLAND FAST FACTS
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.

POPULATION

Metro Area: 2.4 million
City: ~650,000

LOCATION

close to Seattle + San Francisco, just across the Columbia River from Washington state

ATTRACTIONS

• Timbers Soccer (MLS) & Trail Blazers Basketball (NBA)
• Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, forests, waterfalls
• Ranked among top bike- friendly cities in the US

GROWING TECH INDUSTRY

“Silicon Forest” -- over 75 tech companies with headquarters or branches in the greater Portland area

100+ PROGRAMS

~ 60% of PCC students transfer to university
~ 25% of PCC students complete career- technical programs

STUDENT-FACULTY

Ratio-22:1

ENROLLMENT

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

4 PCC CAMPUSES

ROCK CREEK CAMPUS

SYLVANIA CAMPUS

CASCADE CAMPUS

SOUTHEAST CAMPUS

APPLY TO PCC

4 TERM START DATES PER YEAR:

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

2 EASY STEPS:

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 Class Fees Books + Supplies Medical Insurance Food + Lodging Transportation 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 …
SCHOLARSHIPS for new and continuing international students.
ON-CAMPUS WORK opportunities (up to 20 hours/week)
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.
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.

CLUBS

Each PCC campus hosts student clubs that bring students together for common interests and to experience new things.

ACTIVITIES + TRIPS

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.

HONORS SOCIETY

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.

SOCCER AND BASKETBALL TEAMS

Intercollegiate men’s and women’s soccer and basketball teams compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference.
HOUSING & TRANSPORTATION

International students have many options for housing in Portland:

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

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

• 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.

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