Pacific College

3160 Red Hill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings

School Highlights

Pacific College serves 249 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 249 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 38%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pacific College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
46 staff
312 staff
This chart display total faculty of Pacific College and community college average number of faculty in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Number of Programs Offered
9
11

Student Body

The student population of Pacific College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 6:1 over five years.
The Pacific College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
249 students
7,900 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Pacific College and community college average number of enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
21:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Pacific College and community college average student staff ratio of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
249 students
1,661 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time students enrollment of Pacific College and average number of community college Full-time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
4 students
6,239 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Pacific College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Pacific College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CA.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
350 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
240 students
1,646 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Pacific College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
9 students
54 students
This chart display graduation rate breakdown of Pacific College
CA All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4 students
6,312 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Pacific College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
% Asian
11%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Pacific College and the percentage of Asian community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
56%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pacific College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
10%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pacific College and the percentage of Black community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
13%
25%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pacific College and the percentage of White community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hawaiian
4%
n/a
% Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Pacific College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Pacific College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pacific College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.65
0.71
This chart display the diversity score of Pacific College and the community college average diversity score of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
72%
27%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Pacific College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of CA by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.27%
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$43,500
$34,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Pacific College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
98%
86%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Pacific College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$18,750
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Pacific College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,524
$6,239
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Pacific College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
38%
89%
This chart display the percent admitted of Pacific College and the community college average percent admitted of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Pacific College?
The acceptance rate of Pacific College is 38%, which is lower than the state average of 89%. Pacific College's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in California with low acceptance rates.
What is Pacific College's ranking?

Recent Articles

Retaining Students through Innovation
Retaining Students through Innovation
Community colleges are heeding President Obama's call for student retention. Learn about the innovative programs some community campuses are creating that keep students in their classroom seats.
Community Colleges Fight Back Against For-Profit Attacks: The Rebuttal
Community Colleges Fight Back Against For-Profit Attacks: The Rebuttal
After being attacked by private colleges, community colleges are mounting a defense and publishing studies that clearly outline the differences between the public and private institutions.
A to Z of Community College Certificates and Courses
A to Z of Community College Certificates and Courses
From business and healthcare to technology and skilled trades, the article showcases the breadth of options available to students seeking to enhance their knowledge, develop new skills, or pursue career advancement.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 249 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 38%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Related School Videos

Did You Know?

For Orange County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,060 per year for in-state students and $5,648 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Orange County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Orange County, CA is South Coast College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

Quick Links