Pioneer Pacific College

Tel: (503)682-3903
1,294 students
Private for-profit
Pioneer Pacific College is uncompromisingly dedicated to helping people improve their lives through high-quality, college-level, career education.
School Highlights:
Pioneer Pacific College serves 1,294 students (68.39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Pioneer Pacific College is one of 2 community colleges within Clackamas County, OR.
The nearest community college is Portland Community College (8.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 89 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
College Pioneer Pacific College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 89 staff
61 staff
Pioneer Pacific College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,294 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,294 students 1,296 students
Pioneer Pacific College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
Pioneer Pacific College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 885 students
810 students
Pioneer Pacific College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 409 students
1,036 students
Pioneer Pacific College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Pioneer Pacific College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Pioneer Pacific College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2013)
% Asian
Pioneer Pacific College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Pioneer Pacific College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
Pioneer Pacific College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Pioneer Pacific College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Pioneer Pacific College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Pioneer Pacific College Unknown (2006-2013)
Pioneer Pacific College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.28 0.53
Pioneer Pacific College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $14,097 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,097 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $14,097 $5,694
Pioneer Pacific College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,097 $10,252
Pioneer Pacific College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
Pioneer Pacific College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The school is a highly focused private career college offering certificate, associate, and bachelor's degree programs. With locations in Clackamas, Eugene/Springfield, Portland(Oregon Culinary Institute) and two in Wilsonville, the school serves students who are beginning their education, as well as those who are returning to school for further training. Founded in 1981 as Skilltronics, Inc. in Corvallis, Oregon, the school began as a unique training program for students interested in entering the growing electronics industry. In 1989 the school is purchased by Pacific Education Corporation and renamed Pioneer Pacific college. It immediately expanded its range of programs to better meet the requirements of employers in both the private and public sector. In the year 2000, the main campus moved to a new location in Wilsonville, Oregon. The completely renovated site provides additional facilities and a more collegiate atmosphere. In 2004, Pioneer Pacific begins offering its first baccalaureate degree program ' the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, offered through the main Campus in Wilsonville. Another highlight of the year is the opening of the Health Career Institute adjacent to the Wilsonville campus. Serving as the latest example of the school's commitment to better serving students and the community, this 21,000 square foot facility is home to many new and exciting health-related career education programs. The college offer 10 Associate Degree Programs, 1 Certificate Program and 7 Diploma Programs, as well as bachelor degrees in Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, Business Management and Information Technology. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits Pioneer Pacific College to award certificates, diplomas and occupational associate's degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education.

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