Pacific Oaks College: Narrative Description

views updated


5 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, CA 91103
Tel: (626)397-1300
Free: 800-684-0900
Admissions: (626)397-4945
Fax: (626)397-1317
Web Site:


Independent, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1945. Setting: 2-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $7.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $236,517. Educational spending 2003-04: $9523 per student. Total enrollment: 863. Faculty: 63 (24 full-time, 39 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. Full-time: 14 students, 93% women, 7% men. Part-time: 194 students, 95% women, 5% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 19% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 35% Hispanic, 13% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 91% 25 or older, 21% transferred in. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: home economics/vocational home economics. Core. Calendar: semesters summer sessions and 2 intensive sessions. Independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Four College Consortium.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Tuition: $16,320 full-time, $680 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latina/o Support Group, Student Empowerment Group, Teacher Education Student Association, Marriage, Family Therapy Student Association. College housing not available. Andrew Norman Library with 32,580 books, 87 serials, 184 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $188,124. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California Institute of Technology.

More From

About this article

Pacific Oaks College: Narrative Description

Updated About content Print Article

You Might Also Like


    Pacific Oaks College: Narrative Description