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Facts About Pacific Oaks

Pacific Oaks students and alumni find success in a variety of different fields

Education 35.5%
Community & Social Service 16.3%
Entrepreneurship 11.6%
Healthcare Services 6.9%
Consulting 6.6%
Operations 5.6%
Program and Project Management 5%
Human Resources 5%
Administrative 3.6%
Other 3.9%

*Percentages are based on 2016 student & alumni data gathered from

Student demographic*

Average Age 36.3

Women 87.7%
Men 11.9%

Non-specified 0.4%
Latino(a)/Hispanic 48.9%
African-American 13.0%
White 21.9%
American Indian/Native Alaskan 0.3%
Asian 5.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.5%
Two or More Races (3.1%)
Not reported 6.4%


*Percentages are based on Spring 2020 student census report

Pacific Oaks facts

            • Pacific Oaks Children’s School was established in 1945. Shortly thereafter, Pacific Oaks College was created to train educators for the school.
            • Pacific Oaks principles are rooted in Quaker traditions of social justice, respect, diversity, and inclusion.
            • Following President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 War on Poverty legislation, the U.S. government asked Pacific Oaks to launch one of the nation’s first Head Start training programs.
            • Through Pacific Oaks’ Credit for Learning from Experience program, students can earn up to 24 credits towards the completion of a B.A. degree.
            • Pacific Oaks offers global study abroad opportunities including Teach With Africa and Education Beyond Borders.
            • Pacific Oaks has partnerships with various institutions in the California community, providing learning experience opportunities for students.
            • Pacific Oaks College is accredited by the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC). Statement of accreditation.
            • Pacific Oaks College offers an approved teacher credentialing program for Education Specialists which has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
            • Recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.*
            • Pacific Oaks is part of TCS Education System (TCS), a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact.


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          Off-site locations in Northern and Southern California


          Tuition at Pacific Oaks is on a per credit basis, with most B.A. and M.A. courses being 3 credit hours. Visit the Tuition and Fees page to see a full breakdown of rates for the current academic year.


          Pacific Oaks has two different scholarship programs – our Institutional Scholarships for new students and our Donor Scholarships for current and active students. All scholarships are available to online and on-campus students. Unless otherwise specified, all scholarships are applied toward tuition.