Pacific College

3160 Red Hill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-0000
Tel: (714)662-4402
School Highlights
  • Pacific College serves 274 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Pacific College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Stanbridge University (0.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Pacific College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty12 staff92 staff
Pacific College Total Faculty (2010-2016)
Number of Programs Offered410

Student Body

  • The student population of 274 has grown by 21% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment274 students7,516 students
Pacific College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:144:1
Pacific College Student Staff Ratio (2010-2016)
# Full-Time Students274 students1,613 students
Pacific College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pacific College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Pacific College American Indian/Alaskan (2011-2013)
% Asian
Pacific College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Pacific College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Pacific College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pacific College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Pacific College More (2010-2011)
% Unknown races
Pacific College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.650.73
Pacific College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Pacific College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2011)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,500$34,900
Pacific College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%78%
    Pacific College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$16,955$9,500
    Pacific College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$6,549$5,500
    Pacific College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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