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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago is college with 75 students located in Chicago, IL.

Medicine and Allied Health School, Open Admissions


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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago says

On August 24, 1999, the Illinois Board of Higher Education approved Pacific College as the first graduate program in Oriental medicine in the state. The college recently relocated from 3646 N. Broadway to 65 East Wacker Place in the Downtown Loop. The campus is convenient to all form's of public transportation such as the city's Elevated Train System, known as the "El". Pacific's Chicago campus occupies the 17th, 20th, and 21st floors and overlooks the Chicago River. It includes 9 classrooms, 10 administrative offices, the largest Chinese Medicine and Bodywork Library in downtown Chicago, and many comfortable student lounge and common areas. The facility also houses a large professional acupuncture clinic with 12 treatment rooms and an herbal pharmacy for student training.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine 65 East Wacker Place, 21st Floor Chicago, IL 60601 The mission of Pacific College is to educate and inspire students to become compassionate, skilled providers of patient-centered healthcare using traditional East Asian and integrative medicine.

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 75
Gender 36% Male / 64% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 34% Full Time / 66% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 40% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 37%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
Multi-racial 2%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Ethnicity Unknown 14%
Black or African American 33%
Asian 4%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries



Popular Majors

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (100%), Holistic Health (0%)

Majors Offered


A program that focuses on the interconnectedness of physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and environmental well-being, and that integrates aspects of Eastern and Western medicine to promote, maintain, and optimize wellness. Includes instruction in anatomy and physiology, alternative diagnostic and healing methods, traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathic and naturopathic medicine, Western herbal medicine, biofeedback, stress management, nutrition, toxicity and detoxification, environmental medicine, and mind-body medicine.

Job Opportunities:

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other
All health diagnosing and treating practitioners not listed separately.


A program that prepares individuals to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. Includes instruction in Western (Swedish) massage, sports massage, myotherapy/trigger point massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, cranio-sacral therapy, reflexology, massage safety and emergency management, client counseling, practice management, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Massage Therapists
Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.

Administration & Faculty

Campus Director Edward Lamadrid
Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Full-time Faculty 6
Student : Faculty Ratio 9 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 33 : 66
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Acceptance Rate: 52.7% accepted of 55 applications

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $23,287 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $23,287
$110K+ $27,450

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $8,256, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $8,256 Same as On-Campus
Fees $240 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $12,456
Books $575 $575
Total (before financial aid) $9,071 $21,527

Students Receiving Aid

40% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 60% $4,500
Federal Scholarships/Grants 40% $4,163
Pell Grants 40% $4,163
Student Loans 60% $4,500

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

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