Mt. Hood Community College, located in Gresham, Oregon, was founded in 1966 to provide post-secondary and higher education options for residents of its service area and currently serves over 33,000 students annually. The school is funded through local taxes, state funds and tuition. The school currently operates two campuses in Gresham and Maywood, as well as The Bruning Center for Allied Health Education. MHCC is dedicated to providing students with the best education and services possible, reviewing programs and offerings regularly to ensure they meet the needs of current and future students.
Mt. Hood Community College offers a large number of programs that allow students to choose the programs that best suits his or her future plans and goals. Academic transfer programs assist students in pursuing an undergraduate degree by completing the first two years of a four year education followed by applying to transfer to a four year institution in order to continue the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer is made easier for students seeking admission to a public Oregon College or University, though transfer is possible to private and out of state institutions.
Career training and technical programs provide an education a high demand field, allowing students to develop the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as qualified professionals. Students will receive education and training through classroom and practical courses, with practical courses providing supervised setting within which the student will perfect methods and techniques required by his or her chosen field. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or degree that demonstrates one's competency in the chosen field which is useful when seeking entry level employment.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Mt. Hood Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual that wishes to enroll to do so once they have completed and submitted an application for admission and paid all associated fees. Students must also supply test scores and transcripts if available and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in new student orientation and an appointment with a counselor to discuss goals and program enrollment are also encouraged.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) the information from which is used by the school's financial aid office in order to determine the extent of one's financial needs and aid program eligibility when constructing his or her financial aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,400. 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: $4,200-$5,100
- Out-of-State: $9,400-$11,290
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $94-$110 per unit
- Out-of-State: $210-$250 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||71%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||58%||$4,798|
|Receiving Student Loans||34%||$5,017|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Mt Hood Community College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care for children
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 this school compares against other community colleges in Multnomah County and community colleges in Oregon as a whole.
|Mt Hood Community College||Multnomah County||Oregon|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
- Funeral Service Education Program
- Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation (since 2000)
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 Mt Hood 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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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