Porterville College

Porterville College

Porterville College, also referred to as PC, is located in Porterville, California, United States. The college was established in the year 1927 and became a member of the Kern Community College District in 1967. It was initially part of the Porterville Union High School and College District. The college offers its students various degrees and certificate programs. Students can choose courses in business, health education, fire technology, and computer graphics among others.

The sports teams of Porterville College are known as the Pirates. The college's athletic department fields men's teams in baseball and basketball, and the women's teams participate in softball, basketball, and volleyball. In addition, there are various student clubs and organizations available on campus including societies such as the One in Christ, Native American, Phi Theta Kappa, Photography Club, and Rotaract Club.

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Porterville College
100 E College Ave
Porterville , CA 93257
General Phone: (559) 791-2200

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Porterville College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts139English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services
Medical Support and Technology57mental health services tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine26licensed practical nurse
Family and Social Work23adult development and aging, child development, human services, social service professions
Business and Management20business, business management, accounting
Security and Law Enforcement13criminal justice and police
Science10biological and physical sciences
Therapy and Counseling5substance abuse counseling
Photography and Commercial Art4commercial art, photography
Office and Administration4data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Art Studies2art studies
Computer Science and Engineering1information technology
Education and Teaching1teacher aide
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture
Design0design and visual communication, graphic design

Number of programs and degrees for Porterville College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree20717
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years020
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years978
Award of less than 1 academic year51

Porterville College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Porterville College had a total enrollment of 3,773 students (2,411 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 34%
Black 2%
Hispanic 51%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 23%
20-21 15%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 6%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown5%

Porterville College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 37 %

Porterville College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Porterville, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Porterville College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 514
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,242
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Porterville College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 126800)

Porterville College Faculty

Porterville College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track57
Non-tenured and not on tenure track22

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$87,9205$100,592
All faculty totalcalendar year3$87,9205$100,592

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year33$90,79732$82,241
All faculty totalacademic year33$90,79732$82,241

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Porterville College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Development
Human Services, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Offers distance learning
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