Instructional Sites

Welcome to Pacific Oaks

If this is your first experience with Pacific Oaks College, I want to personally let you know what a great experience it is to be a Pacific Oaks student. As a Pacific Oaks student, I experienced a transformation in myself, not only in what I know about myself, but how to translate that knowledge into working with children, students, and faculty. I seek opportunities for social change and justice in our communities. That is why I encourage you to consider Pacific Oaks College as your next educational setting.

At Pacific Oaks College:

We are flexible and convenient. We realize that most of our students work during the day; by having weekend classes, you may come to class refreshed and ready to learn.

We are diverse and affirming. Our student body and faculty are diverse in ethnicity, cultural, educational, and experiential backgrounds.

We value your life experience. All of our students bring unique experiences of working with children and adults to the classroom, which enriches the discussions and learning experiences for everyone. Through our Credit for Learning from Experience option, Pacific Oaks students are able to capitalize on their professional knowledge to apply work experience towards accelerating their degree completion.

We are supportive. You will journey through your classes with a group of people that you know are life-long learners and supportive of your goals.

I hope by now you are intrigued and want to come to an information session to find out how you can make a difference in your community.


Marian Browning
Director of Academic Development
Northern California


To make our programs accessible to the greatest number of students, Pacific Oaks offers programs at a number of locations in addition to our main campus in Pasadena. Our off-campus locations offer you the quality of a Pacific Oaks education with the convenience that you need today. Regardless of the instructional site you study at, you will have access to support services (in person or by email/phone) as our Pasadena-based students. If you are interested in opportunities to hold courses and create instructional sites in Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Salinas, Chico, and Visalia, please contact us.

Programs Offered

Learn more about our bachelor's-completion and master's programs offered at our instructional sites:

Meet the Team

Dr. Marcia Bankirer, San Jose Campus Dean
Marian Browning, Director of Academic Development, Northern California
Christan Maxwell, Director of Admissions
Mabelis Melgar, Administrative Support
Dionne Clabaugh, Core Faculty, School of Human Development

Attend an Information Session & Learn More

Interested in learning more about the educational experiences at our various sites located across California? Attend one of our upcoming admissions events. Learn more about those coming soon to your area.

Student Resources

Students at our sites have access to the same support services and resources as students on our main Pasadena campus including: tuition discounts, financial aid, scholarships and computers for loan. For a full list of student resources we’re proud to offer our students, visit our Student Services page.