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College Possible Portland

Since 2013


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 more than 1,762 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 473 high school students, more than 289 college students and 1,000 9th and 10th graders through college prep talks. Our high school students have an average GPA of 3.17 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.

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College Possible Portland
532 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Phone: 971-407-2960
Fax: 971-230-1970

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  • A milestone in our college success program

    College Possible Portland has hit a major milestone in our college success program this fall. To best support our students, we are working to deepen our relationships with colleges and universities across Oregon. Thanks to our partnership with Portland State University, this year College Possible students attending PSU will be able to meet with their […]

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  • Serving students across Oregon

    The Statewide Initiative wrapped up its inaugural year of programming for low-income students throughout Oregon, and growth is on the horizon. Next year, our program will double in size to reach even more students across the state. Rural communities experience unique obstacles when it comes to college access, including technology and resource limitations. As a […]

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  • Seizing the opportunity to study abroad

    Most freshman in college spend their year settling in to campus life. In her first year at Portland State University, Nelyn has challenged herself to do just the opposite. This February, she left the comforts of campus to complete a semester abroad in India. Nelyn found out about the opportunity to travel with Carpe Mundi—a […]

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  • It’s Decision Day!

    College Possible seniors across Portland are busy comparing financial aid packages and finalizing college commitments before May 1—College Decision Day—is complete. So far, an impressive 97 percent of our seniors have been admitted to college, and they’ve already secured over $372,000 in scholarships. These acceptances and awards are giving students incredible opportunities as they contemplate […]

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  • A new way to connect with college students

    College Coaches and their students celebrated the success of the fall term during our College Program Party this month. In total, the gathering brought together students from six local colleges and universities, as well as a handful of Portland students attending out-of-state colleges. “Our overall purpose or goal of the party was to connect and […]

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  • Portland surpasses Give!Guide goal

    College Possible Portland concluded our second successful Give!Guide campaign on December 31 and surpassed our goal by raising a total of $37,224 from 264 donors throughout the months of November and December! Thank you to our matching partners The Standard and the Detwiler Family Foundation, as well as everyone who donated. We are thrilled with […]

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