Porterville College

Porterville College is a Public, 2-4 years school located in Porterville, CA. The 2023 average tuition & fees is $10,289 over its programs in average.
The school has a total enrollment of 4,113 and it offers 25 programs(1 online programs).

2023 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs

The average undergraduate tuition & fees at Porterville College is $10,289 for academic year 2022-2023. The amount is the average costs over all degree programs and the vocational program tuition may be lower than the average cost.
80% of enrolled students have received grants and/or scholarships and the average amount of received financial aid is $5,283 (exclude student loans).
Porterville 2023 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs
Tuition & Fees$10,289
Average Financial Amount$5,283

Offered Career / Vocational Programs and Completers

Porterville College offers 25 vocational programs for Less than 12-Week Certificate, Less than 1-Year Certificate, and 1-2 Years Certificate programs. The following table lists number of programs by offered type and online availability along with number of completers.
Last year, 927 students have completed their career programs.
Offered Career Programs at Porterville College
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Less than 12 Weeks Certificate100
Less than 1 Year Certificate110164
2 Years Certificate13086

Programs by Award Level

The following table summarizes the number of completers by program and award level.
  • 164 students have earned/completed Less than 1 Year Certificate program.
  • 86 students have earned/completed 1-2 Years Certificate program.
  • 677 students have earned/completed Associate's program.
Less than 12 Weeks Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Less than 1 Year Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 12 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric12-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences18-
Engineering Technology [+] 7 completers-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician7-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 30 completers-
Wildland/Forest Firefighting and Investigation30-
Precision Production Trades [+] 11 completers-
Welding Technology/Welder11-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 72 completers-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)72-
Business [+] 14 completers-
Business Administration and Management4-
Office Management and Supervision4-
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping4-
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation0-
Small Business Administration/Management2-
1-2 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 0 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Information Technology0-
Education [+] 0 completers-
Teacher Assistant/Aide0-
Work and Family Studies [+] 62 completers-
Child Care Provider/Assistant62-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 7 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration7-
Criminal Justice/Police Science0-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Commercial and Advertising Art0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling0-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician17-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training0-
Business [+] 0 completers-
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping0-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science0-
Associate's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 25 completers-
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations25-
Communication and Journalism [+] 33 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric33-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 16 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences8-
Information Technology8-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 1 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature1-
Work and Family Studies [+] 48 completers-
Child Care Provider/Assistant48-
English Language and Literature [+] 10 completers-
English Language and Literature10-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 112 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies36-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies76-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 8 completers-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 117 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences117-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 3 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science3-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 1 completers-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 43 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration43-
Criminal Justice/Police Science0-
Human Services [+] 11 completers-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)11-
Social Sciences [+] 150 completers-
Social Sciences122-
Political Science and Government13-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 13 completers-
Commercial and Advertising Art4-
Art/Art Studies9-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse20-
Business [+] 50 completers-
Business Administration and Management50-
History [+] 15 completers-

Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation

Total 4,113 students are attending at Porterville College. There are 67 full-time faculty (instructional/teaching staffs) and 111 part-time faculty teaching for the school.
The students to faculty ratio is 24 to 1 (4.17%). The number of non-teaching staffs is 131 (full-time) and 139 (part-time).
The graduation rate of Porterville College is 26% and transfer-out rate is 3%. The retention rate is 68% at the school.
Porterville 2023 Key Statistics
Student Population4,113
Graduation Rate26%
Number of Faculty178
Student to Faculty Ratio24 to 1

Student Population at Porterville

For the academic year 2021-2022, total 3,623 students enrolled into Porterville College. By gender, 1,288 male and 2,335 female students are attending the school.
The following table summarizes the student population by gender and attending status for Porterville College.
Student Population By Gender
Porterville College
There are 519 White (14.33%), 30 Black/African American (0.83%), 2,860 Hispanic (78.94%), 95 Asian (2.62%), and 2,975 students with other races attending Porterville College. 2 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Porterville College
American Indian/Native American211011
Black/African American302010
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander422
Two More812556
Non-resident Alien202
Porterville College offers the distance learning opportunities (online classes) for career programs.
1,265 students (34.92% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,243 students (34.31% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The following table summarizes the online student population for Porterville College.
Distance Learning Student Population at Porterville College
Number of Students
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,265
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,243
Not in Online Courses1,115
By age range, at Porterville College, 950 students are aged 20 to 24 (26.22% of total students), 1,725 students are aged below 20 (47.61%), 80 students are aged above 50 (3.70%).
Graduate Student Population By Age at Porterville College
Under 18733226507
Age 18-19992405587
Age 20-21583213370
Age 22-24367138229
Age 25-29363123240
Age 30-3422465159
Age 35-3916648118
Age 40-491153976
Age 50-64672641
Over 641358

Directory and Accreditation Information

Porterville College is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (1/1/1952 - Current).
The following list shows the contact and directory information of Porterville College.
100 E College Ave, Porterville, CA

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