Pacific College

Overview of Pacific College

Pacific College is in Costa Mesa, CA. Costa Mesa is a medium-sized city. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Pacific College issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Certificate.

Areas of Study

Fields of study in vogue at the school include nursing and emergency medicine.

Pacific College Selectivity

The school's open admission policy attracts a range of prospective students.

Student Body

Approximately 282 students study at the school (in 2007-2008). Pacific College is particularly welcoming to minority students. Many of the students at the school are in their forties, or even older.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Pacific College is commmitted to provide the highest standards in education for the Allied Health care and Business disciplines. Our goal is to offer our students the highest degree of training and competency for their successful comletion of coursework and entrance into their occupational field of choice."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Pacific College

Pacific College
3160 Red Hill Ave
Costa Mesa , CA 92626
General Phone: (714) 662-4402

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Pacific College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine129licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology10cardiovascular tech
Therapy and Counseling10physical therapist assistant, massage therapy

Number of programs and degrees for Pacific College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1493
Award of less than 1 academic year01

Pacific College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pacific College had a total enrollment of 282 students (219 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 4%
20-21 11%
22-24 12%
25-29 21%
30-34 18%
35-39 10%
40-49 12%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Pacific College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 79%

Pacific College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Costa Mesa, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pacific College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Pacific College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3299300)

Pacific College Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Pacific College Highlights

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What Sets Pacific College Apart:

% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Pacific College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Pacific College % students 40 years or older
Number of students
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Pacific College Number of students
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Pacific College Minority % of student body
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Pacific College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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