• Address: 55 Eureka Street, Pasadena, California 91103

  • Phone Number: 877-314-2380

  • Website: www.pacificoaks.edu


Pacific Oaks College is a private non-profit institution, that was established in the year 1958, in order to train educators to make an impact in their communities through successful careers in Early Childhood Education.

They opened Pacific Oaks Children’s School with the belief that everyone has an inner light that is worth nurturing. Through the Quaker values of community, equality, and peace, they believed they could offer a progressive education that would help the world heal.

Pat Breen was the founding president of the college with the institution's mission is to prepare students to be culturally intelligent agents of change serving diverse communities in the fields of human development, education, and related family studies.

The College was built to bring an inclusive approach to early childhood education, teaching children to respect and embrace the differences that make others unique.

  • The total student population of the College is 1,197 which includes 56 full-time and 1,141 part-time students.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the college is 2: 1

  • The college got its regional accreditation and recognization from the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

Online Education

The online programs provided are flexible and accessible from anywhere and have been designed to meet the needs of students with a wide range of scheduling needs and learning styles.

  • POC provides an extensive range of online programs, where online coursework is offered through Canvas—an advanced interactive distance-learning tool that provides easy access to instructors, coursework, and other learning materials.

  • Classes are typically offered in seven-week sessions, meeting the same levels of quality and rigor as on-campus programs.

  • The college also provides 24/7 support to their non-traditional students. A student can contact the support department through call, chat or mail anytime and resolve their issue.


Some of the reviews that the college has got include the following.

  • Pacific Oaks has been a place that is filled with nurturing and encouragement right from the start. There are so many resources that are provided to ensure that all students feel equipped as well as empowered to grow and learn.

  • The staff members have been very helpful from the first interaction until the last second. Students keep getting calls and text messages to ensure that they are clear on all instructions and if needed assistance they are ready to help.

  • The College is valuable to each individual in helping them to find their calling and their authentic self.

  • The College is the place that allows others to be open and engage with open learning and dialogue. It’s beautiful, being a part of a community that helps set you up with all that you might possibly need to succeed.


Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Pasadena, California

FAFSA/Federal School Code


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Institutional Accreditation


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Historically Black College or University


Data Source: www.pacificoaks.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

A student life in Pacific Oaks is fun-filled and aims at providing the best time for all their students. POC is the perfect place for a student to explore their interest and make some good friends. 

  • Rooted in the extraordinary potential that lives in every human being, Pacific Oaks offers an environment where your perspective and experience can play an integral part in your educational journey.

  • Through their unique progressive approach to teaching and learning, everyone in the classrooms, both student and teacher. Students relate subjects to their own personal experiences-sharing with the teacher and fellow students. From this unique pedagogy, you will learn from sharing your experiences as well as hearing those of your fellow classmates.

  • The college also offers various career services through which the college guides its students and help them reach their goals and work towards their passion.


Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 2: 1
Total Population 1,197
Student Population Full Time: 56 Part Time: 1,141
Gender Division Male: 10 % Female: 90 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Pacific Oaks College offers 24 online programs across 4 Majors


Offering 11 programs accross 2 degrees

Human Services

Offering 5 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Business Management

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees


Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $55
Graduate Application Fee $55

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options are available to the students who are in need of financial aid. The financial aid department of the college is committed to working with students and helping them identify the resources available for them to make their education affordable.

Students are required to fill in the FAFSA form to avail these facilities. Pacific Oaks College federal school code is 001255.

  • Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Direct PLUS Loans.

  • State Aid includes Cal Grant and a few more.

  • Institutional Aid consists of Donor-based Scholarships, Community Psychology Scholarship, Community Involvement Scholarship, International Student Scholarship, and Alumni Scholarship.

  • Military Aid consists of Post 9/11 GI Bill, and few more.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $2,698 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Varies Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $9,979 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $9,979 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Cal Grant Varies Residents Of California. Undergraduate students. Applicants must be a graduating, or recently graduated, high school senior from California or have recently obtained their GED. Must meet a certain high school grade point average and income requirements March 2nd, 2019

Data Source: www.pacificoaks.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Donor-based Scholarships Varies Quality of essay. Minimum GPA requirements. Demonstrate financial need. July 9th, 2019
Community Psychology Scholarship $5,000 New bachelor’s degree students in Community Psychology. Must submit an 800-1,000-word essay. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress. August 1st, 2019
Community Involvement Scholarship $2,000 Master’s degree seeking students. Provided outstanding service to the community. Applicant must submit an 800-1,000 word essay that explains their experience and personal commitment to their community. August 1st, 2019
International Student Scholarship Varies International students (non-U.S. Citizens, non-U.S. Permanent Residents). Must submit a 500-800 word essay describing the journey that led them to Pacific Oaks. August 1st, 2019
Alumni Scholarship $2,000 Pacific Oaks College alumni. Master's degree program. Students must remain in good academic standing. Satisfactory academic progress. August 1st, 2019

Data Source: www.pacificoaks.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: www.pacificoaks.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 60% $2,759
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 3 $8,569
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 1 $9,166
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 2 $8,270

Data Source: www.pacificoaks.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.


All Pacific Oaks students have access to the library’s print and electronic collections, at off-site locations, or online and Student ID cards serve as library cards.

  • The library currently houses over 9,000 print resources and provides access to full-text and citation databases which include Academic Search Complete, PEP Archive, PsycBooks, PsycArticles, PsycInfo, ProQuest Digital Theses & Dissertations, EBSCO Electronic Journals Service, Social Sciences Citation Index, Ebrary, and a host of others.

  • The library also has subscribed to many popular databases through which a student can access millions of resources. Few databases that the library has include ABI/INFORM, Agricola, Ebook Central, and much more.

  • A student can also request books and resources from other partnered libraries if in case the materials requested doesn't have in the library through interlibrary loan facility.

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