Pacific Oaks students and alumni find success in a variety of different fields
Community & Social Service 16.3%
Healthcare Services 6.9%
Program and Project Management 5%
Human Resources 5%
*Percentages are based on 2016 student & alumni data gathered from LinkedIn.com.
Average Age 37.3
American Indian/Native Alaskan 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.6%
Not reported 5.4%
*Percentages are based on Fall 2018 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.
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.