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Pacific Oaks College

"Open only to students with junior, senior, or graduate status, tiny Pacific Oaks College offers an upper level education in human development. "Forward-thinking" Pacific Oaks enrolls about 300 students and its campus is located about 30 miles from Los Angeles in Pasadena, CA."

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"Open only to students with junior, senior, or graduate status, tiny Pacific Oaks College offers an upper level education in human development. "Forward-thinking" Pacific Oaks enrolls about 300 students and its campus is located about 30 miles from Los Angeles in Pasadena, CA."

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Pacific Oaks College is a not-for-profit, accredited higher education institution offering bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs in human development, counseling, education, early childhood education, and teacher credentialing.

Pacific Oaks' main campus is in Pasadena, Calif., and classes are also offered at convenient locations throughout California (Sacramento, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and L.A.) and online.

Founded more than 60 years ago by a small group of Quaker families, Pacific Oaks College is dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social justice, and the valuing of every human being. The institution is known and recognized for its pioneering efforts to reduce bias within our nation's education system, and for equipping graduates with the skills they need to help people from diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and strengths uncover and realize their unique individual potentials.

Pacific Oaks is known for its progressive approach to learning--valuing real-world experiences as well as academic achievements. This philosophy is embodied through opportunities such as the Credit for Life Experience option, which allows students to gain academic credit for real-world experience acquired in the workplace. Students may earn up to 30 credits in this manner--credits which can be applied toward a bachelor's degree and count toward application for an M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy or Human Development.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 415
Gender 7% Male / 93% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 13% Full Time / 87% Part Time
Geography 81% In State / 19% Out of State / 0% International
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 21%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 7%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 56%
Ethnicity Unknown 3%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Student Services

  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries
  • Counseling Services: career counseling financial aid counseling adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program independent study internships teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Human Development and Family Studies (98%), Early Childhood Education and Teaching (1%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students ranging in age from infancy through eight years (grade three), depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all relevant subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on basic human developmental and behavioral characteristics of the individual within the context of the family. Includes instruction in the conditions that influence human growth and development; strategies that promote growth and development across the life span; and the study of family systems.

Job Opportunities:

Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Ezat Parnia
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 11
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 27 : 72
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

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Admissions

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Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $19,872 Same as On-Campus
Fees $120 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $19,992 $19,992

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.pacificoaks.edu/admissions/costs_financial_aid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.pacificoaks.edu/admissions/costs_financial_aid/tuition_and_fees.

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