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Facts About Pacific Oaks

Pacific Oaks students and alumni find success in a variety of different fields

Education 35.5%
Community & Social Service 16.3%
Entrepreneurship 11.6%
Healthcare Services 6.9%
Consulting 6.6%
Operations 5.6%
Program and Project Management 5%
Human Resources 5%
Administrative 3.6%
Other 3.9%

*Percentages are based on 2016 student & alumni data gathered from

Student demographic

Women 93%
Men 7%
Latino(a)/Hispanic 43.9%
African-American 13.0%
White 28.6%
American Indian/Native Alaskan 1.1%
Asian 4.2%
Pacific Islander 1.1%
Not reported 6.2%
Average Age 38

Pacific Oaks facts

  • Pacific Oaks Children’s School was established in 1945. Shortly thereafter, Pacific Oaks College was created to train educators for the school.
  • Pacific Oaks principles are rooted in Quaker traditions of social justice, respect, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Following President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 War on Poverty legislation, the U.S. government asked Pacific Oaks to launch one of the nation’s first Head Start training programs.
  • Through Pacific Oaks’ Credit for Learning from Experience program, students can earn up to 24 credits towards the completion of a B.A. degree.
  • Pacific Oaks offers global study abroad opportunities including Teach With Africa and Education Beyond Borders.
  • Pacific Oaks has partnerships with various institutions in the California community, providing learning experience opportunities for students.
  • Pacific Oaks College is accredited by the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC). Statement of accreditation.
  • Pacific Oaks College offers an approved teacher credentialing program for Education Specialists which has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • Pacific Oaks College is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU).
  • Pacific Oaks is part of TCS Education System (TCS), a nonprofit, privately owned consortium of colleges and universities dedicated to preparing professionals to make significant changes in the world.


San Jose
Off-site locations in Northern and Southern California


2018-2019 Tuition per Credit Hour

  • Undergraduate Lower Division Courses $350
  • Undergraduate Upper Division Courses $832
  • Undergraduate Tuition for Upper Division Courses for Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education: Elementary Education and Special Education* $665

         *Students must meet minimum admissions requirements including 48 transferrable units and submission of passing score of CBEST in order to qualify for this tuition rate. 

  • Teacher Credential (Undergraduate) $832
  • Graduate $1,103
  • Teacher Credential (Graduate) $1,103
  • Active Duty Military $250
  • Military Families and Veterans (Undergraduate) $665
  • Military Families and Veterans (Graduate) $882
  • ECE STEAM Certificate $150

Additional costs


Pacific Oaks has two different scholarship programs – our Institutional Scholarships for new students and our Donor Scholarships for current and active students. All scholarships are available to online and on-campus students. Unless otherwise specified, all scholarships are applied toward tuition.