Pacific College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Completion Rates Highest completion rates
- Diversity Average community college minority breakdown
- The teacher population of 12 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Pacific College||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private, for profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||12 staff||97 staff|
|Number of Programs Offered||4||10|
|Total Enrollment||274 students||7,516 students|
|# Full-Time Students||274 students||1,613 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$43,500||$34,600|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2016)||100%||78%|
|Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)||$16,955||$9,500|
|Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)||$6,549||$5,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Pacific College is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County (1.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 156 students | 1.50 Mi17590 Gillette Avenue
Irvine,  CA  92614
- 21,247 students | 2.30 Mi2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa,  CA  92626
- 24,886 students | 4.10 Mi11460 Warner Ave.
Fountain Valley,  CA  92708
- 194 students | 4.70 Mi201 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
Santa Ana,  CA  92701
- 13,157 students | 5.50 Mi5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine,  CA  92618
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