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Mt. Hood Community College Data & Information Overview

187 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
13% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Mt. Hood Community College Ranked?

#899 Best Colleges in Nation
#12 Best Colleges in OR
Liberal Arts Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Mt. Hood Community College was awarded 187 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked MHCC as #899 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when MHCC held the #1,779 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 30 colleges in Oregon, MHCC is ranked at #12.

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Is It Hard to Get Into MHCC?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Mt. Hood Community College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Mt. Hood Community College Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
41% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Mt. Hood Community College, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Mt. Hood Community College is 41%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  41 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mt. Hood Community College

53% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Mt. Hood Community College this rate is 53%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  53 out of 100

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Mt. Hood Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,405 Full-Time Undergraduates
35.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
57.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,812 undergraduates at MHCC with 2,405 being full-time and 4,407 being part-time.

How Much Does Mt. Hood Community College Cost?

$6,384 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
$8,172 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of MHCC is $6,384. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for MHCC

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of MHCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At MHCC, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $2,043 a year. That adds up to $8,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MHCC is 13.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do MHCC Graduates Make?

$40,199 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from MHCC make around $40,199 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Mt. Hood Community College make the most money.

Location of Mt. Hood Community College

Oregon State
2,405 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Mt. Hood Community College is a public institution situated in Gresham, Oregon. Gresham is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for MHCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address:26000 Se Stark St, Gresham, OR 97030

Mt. Hood Community College Majors

67 Majors With Completions
1,329 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Mt. Hood Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at MHCC

40% Take At Least One Class Online
8% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 2,379 students took at least one online class at Mt. Hood Community College. This is a decrease from the 2,674 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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