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College Possible - Portland

  • College Possible - Portland
  • 532 SE Grand Avenue
  • Portland, OR 97214
  • 971-407-2960
  • 2012

Program Description

Only 43.5% of students who start high school in Oregon go on to enroll in college. We're working to increase that number.

College Possible Portland is making college admission and success possible for 640 low-income Portland-area students. The organization expanded to Portland in 2012 and began serving students the following year. This school year, College Possible Portland is serving 140 high school juniors, more than 80 college students and 500 9th and 10th graders through college prep talks. Our high school students have an average GPA of 3.1 and 73% are students of color.

Through the generous support of local organizations, foundations and individuals, the program will continue to grow and help more low-income students achieve their dreams of a college degree.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 640
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 80
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Carleton College (1)
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (1)