Pioneer Pacific College

4145 SW Watson Ave #300
Beaverton, OR 97005-9296
  • 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 1,195 students (66% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
  • Pioneer Pacific College is one of 2 community colleges within Clackamas County, OR.
  • The nearest community college to Pioneer Pacific College is Portland Community College (8.3 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pioneer Pacific College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty87 staff105 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Pioneer Pacific College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pioneer Pacific College diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,195 students2,071 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:128:1
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# Full-Time Students786 students844 students
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# Part-Time Students409 students1,227 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
3%
4%
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% Hispanic
9%
10%
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% Black
3%
2%
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% White
81%
66%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.330.53
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,800$32,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $14,004 is more than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $14,004 is more than the state average of $8,497. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$14,004$5,223
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,004$8,497
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,340$15,375
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,924$6,156
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Source: 2016 (or 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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