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Portland Community College Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Inexpensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Portland Community College Cost?

Learn the base cost of Portland Community College by getting details on in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees. Compare tuition and fees to nationwide and state averages to put those costs in context. If you're looking for specific information on Portland Community College costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does Portland Community College Charge for Tuition?

$4,810 In-State Tuition & Fees
$9,670 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

In 2020-2021, the average out-of-state tuition and fees at Portland Community College ran about $9,670 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. Those who hail from the state of Oregon get a discount and only needed to pay $4,810 per year.


These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does Portland Community College cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Portland Community College Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. Portland Community College compares well with this national average since its average yearly cost in tuition and fees was $9,670 for out-of-state students.

Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. Undergraduates who hail from Oregon pay an average of $4,810 a year to attend Portland Community College, making the school a bargain if you only consider tuition and fees alone.

If you want to know how Portland Community College compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

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Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: Portland Community College Financial Aid.

Portland Community College Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

3.52% In-State Tuition Increase
1.68% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$21,731 Est. 4-Year Cost

Tuition and Fees for in-state Portland Community College increased with an average annual rate of 3.52% over the past five years. This school year, in-state students can expect to pay $5,154 if the growth keeps up.

If the in-state Portland Community College tuition and fees growth rate stays consistent, two years of study could cost $10,490, and four years would cost $21,731.

For out-of-state students, tuition and fees have increased by about 1.68% in the past five years. This year, out-of-state students will be paying approximately $9,998 if the percentage increases stay the same.

For two years This means an estimated $20,164 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at Portland Community College, and $41,012 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Portland Community College.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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