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Porterville College (PC)

100 E College Ave, Porterville, CA

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Porterville College is located in Porterville, California, and offers an outstanding education. Campus life is active and students have the opportunity to pursue their interest inside and outside of the classroom. Best of all tuition is only $46 per credit for Californian residents. The area is safe and Porterville offers an excellent college experience. The college offers small class sizes and the personal attention that you want.

Porterville is just three hours from the ocean and San Francisco. The population of the area is around 54,000. In Porterville, you will love the affordable housing, excellent schools and friendly people.

On the weekend, you will be able to explore Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.  The high alpine wilderness is home over 200 caverns.

The school offers many outstanding degree programs. Associate degree programs are offered in Art, Business, Child Development, History, Information Systems, Liberal Arts, Math, Photography, and Social Science.

Porterville College offers many services to assist students. The college offers counseling, child care, an art gallery, career services, CHAP, and Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education. Students for care receive assistance with meals, childcare, and special workshops.

The college welcomes veterans. Assistance is available to help prior military transition into life in an academic setting. Courses are offered to help veterans with academic skills that they are lacking.

At Porterville College, students can compete in collegiate athletics. The college has strong programs in baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball. Anyone thinking about continuing their athletic career at the collegian level should consider Porterville College.

If you are interested in finding a great community college in California, please visit our profile page for California community colleges which are organized by the percent of students successfully transferring out to a 4-year college.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $1,300-$1,500
    • Out-of-State: $6,600-$7,930
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $46-$55 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $240-$280 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$5,200

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Student Services

To help support students, Porterville College may provide services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how PC compares against other community colleges in Tulare County and the community colleges in California as a whole.

 PCTulare CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate18.2%20.2%22.8%
Transfer-out Rate10.1%9.3%14.2%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

  • Teacher Assistant (C)

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (A, C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (A)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Security and Protective Services

  • Police Science (A, C)

Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences (A)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (A)

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