Pacific Northwest College of Art Increases Enrollment by 10%

October 17, 2017


October 17, 2017

Pacific Northwest College of Art Increases Enrollment by 10%

Portland, OR—October 17, 2017—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to report the largest ever incoming class for the six programs of PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies since its first program was launched ten years ago.

In addition, PNCA reports a nearly 10% increase in total enrollment for the 2107-18 academic year with the largest incoming undergraduate class in five years. PNCA credits part of the boost in numbers to smoothing the process for transfer students, particularly community college students from Oregon as well as others who are seeking to complete their 4-year degree at a private art and design college.

Finally, PNCA's new partnership with Pensole Footwear Design Academy in Portland has also boosted enrollment. PNCA expects to introduce new design programs for Fall 2018.

"The faculty and staff at PNCA have worked together to bring in many great students from Oregon, across the country, and internationally" says Don Tuski, President of PNCA. 

About Pacific Northwest College of Art
Pacific Northwest College of Art empowers artists and designers to reimagine what art and design can do in the world. Founded in 1909 as the Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon, PNCA offers ten art and design Bachelor of Fine Art programs, six graduate programs including Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs within the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, a Post-Baccalaureate program, and Continuing Education courses for artists and designers of all ages.