Columbia Gorge Community College, located in The Dalles, Oregon, was founded in 1977 and was originally known as the Wasco Area Education Service District. The district was renamed to Treaty Oak Education Service District shortly thereafter, and the school operated as such for a decade and a half, after which a vote changed the school's status from service district to community college. Money was procured for the purchase and expansion of a campus, and in 2001 the school added Hood River County to its service area, expanding its role as an education facility, and today serves residents both in Washington State and Oregon living around the mid-Columbia area.
As a two year public community college, Columbia Gorge Community College offers a variety of programs and courses to meet the personal and professional needs of its students. Students may pursue academic transfer by completing the first two years of a four year education locally and at low cost before moving on to a college or university to complete a bachelor's degree. Career training programs allow students to obtain education and skill development in a high demand field followed by seeking long term employment as a qualified professional.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Individuals interested in enrollment may become students at CGCC by completing an application, paying fees, and submitting previous education information. Students must be at least eighteen years old or have a high school diploma or equivalent. Students may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in orientation and meeting with a counselor is encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants awarded based on need determine by a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,800. 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
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,300-$3,900
- Out-of-State: $8,100-$9,720
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $91-$110 per unit
- Out-of-State: $230-$270 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||66%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||55%||$4,950|
|Receiving Student Loans||10%||$4,838|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Columbia Gorge Community College may provide services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Columbia Gorge Community College against community colleges in Oregon.
|Columbia Gorge Community College||Wasco County||Oregon|
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Columbia Gorge Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Columbia Gorge Community College.
- Pierce College at Puyallup in Puyallup, WA (120 miles away)
- Tillamook Bay Community College in Tillamook, OR (129 miles away)
- Clatsop Community College in Astoria, OR (133 miles away)
- Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, WA (133 miles away)
- Oregon Coast Community College in Newport, OR (155 miles away)