“Porterville College is now fully living our mission statement “With students as our focus…” Achieving the Dream has parked the perfect storm at Porterville College, administrators, faculty, staff and community members are inquiring, engaging and “thinking-out-of-the-box” to implementing strategies that will lead to the success of our students.”
–Dr. Rosa F. Carlson, President, Porterville College
Who We Are
Porterville College is located in Porterville, California, and serves students and communities in the central valley. Porterville is within three hours commuting time to the seashores of the Pacific, the metropolitan Los Angeles area, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Beautiful Sequoia National ParkThe population of the Porterville urban area is approximately 54,000 persons and that of the surrounding service area is 110,000 persons. Porterville provides a quality of life that includes inexpensive housing, outdoor recreation, excellent elementary and secondary schools, and friendly neighbors. Porterville serves as a gateway to a vast mountain wonderland and recreational area of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The high alpine wilderness is home to awe-inspiring giant sequoias, immense mountains, deep canyons and over 200 caverns.