Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR 97209-3404


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 478
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 12%
Student to faculty ratio 9:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 130 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Pacific Northwest College of Art is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 312 applications and 293 students were granted admission. Pacific Northwest College of Art is at the #92 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Pacific Northwest College of Art's tuition was $32,820 for all students regardless of residency (22.5% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Pacific Northwest College of Art's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 34% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,177 (which is 5.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2016-2017, was 61, which is 87% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,538 (which is 40% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Pacific Northwest College of Art has enrolled a total of 478 students (437 students full-time and 41 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 478 students, 45 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 33% men and 67% women and 403 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 75 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 63%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 12%

Two or more races: 9%

Hispanic: 5%

Asian: 4%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Black/African American: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 3 largest majors offered at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Visual And Performing Arts 70% 267
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 8% 32
English Language And Literature/letters 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Pacific Northwest College of Art full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Pacific Northwest College of Art graduates 6 years after enrollment is $20,100. Last year, out of the total 256 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 218 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 182 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 155 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $20,100 $25,100
Employment Rate 85% 85%
Total Graduates 256 182

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Western Seminary
3.6 mile away
University of Portland
3.9 mile away
Reed College
3.9 mile away
Warner Pacific College
4.3 mile away
Multnomah University
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