Pacific Oaks College

Pacific Oaks College

Pacific Oaks College is a four-year college in Pasadena, California that was established by seven Quaker families in 1945. In addition to the main campus, the college offers classes at various centers in San Diego, Visalia, and Palm Springs, in California. Pacific Oaks College awards the bachelor's and master's degrees in education, marriage and family therapy, and African American & Latino family studies as well as others. It also has The Children's School.

Pacific Oaks College has a Student Government that represents the student body and acts as a link between the students and the college administration. Financial assistance through loans, scholarships, grants, and work study programs ia provided to eligible candidates. In addition, the college offers academic and career counseling services.

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Pacific Oaks College
5 Westmoreland Pl
Pasadena , CA 91103
General Phone: (626) 397-1300

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Pacific Oaks College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts208social services, social studies
Therapy and Counseling46marriage and family therapy
Education and Teaching23elementary school teaching

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate231
Post-master's certificate01
Bachelor's degree1051
Master's degree1492

Pacific Oaks College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pacific Oaks College had a total enrollment of 1,064 students (481 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 23%
Graduate 77%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 39%
Black 14%
Hispanic 31%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 0%
20-21 0%
22-24 3%
25-29 17%
30-34 14%
35-39 16%
40-49 26%
50-64 23%
65+ 1%

Pacific Oaks College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Pasadena, 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 Oaks College Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Pacific Oaks College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Pacific Oaks College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 125500)

Pacific Oaks College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track515

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year5$72,92515$69,372
All faculty totalcalendar year5$72,92515$69,372

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pacific Oaks College Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling

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What Sets Pacific Oaks College Apart:

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Top 18%Pacific Oaks College Minority % of student body
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Top 19%Pacific Oaks College % of degrees in education and teaching

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