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 grown by 20% 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 19:1 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 grown by 8% 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 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.0.650.73
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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