Pioneer Pacific College

  • 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 740 students (58% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 107 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Pioneer Pacific College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty107 staff221 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pioneer Pacific College has declined by 38% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The Pioneer Pacific College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment740 students1,721 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:123:1
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# Full-Time Students429 students873 students
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# Part-Time Students311 students848 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
6%
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% Hispanic
16%
14%
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% Black
3%
3%
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% White
66%
56%
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% Two or more races
5%
5%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
5%
13%
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Diversity Score0.530.64
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,800$32,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $14,004 is equal to the state average of $14,004. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,004$14,004
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,295$13,207
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,227$6,334
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pioneer Pacific College is Portland Community College (5.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 60,037 students | 5.10 Mi12000 SW 49th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97219
    (971) 722-6111
    5.1060,037
  • Carrington College-Portland
    Private for-profit
    215 students | 8.00 Mi2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Fl.
    Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 761-6100
    8.00215
  • 466 students | 8.00 Mi1425 NE Irving Street, Bldg 300
    Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 281-4181
    8.00466
  • 9,233 students | 12.50 Mi1933 Fort Vancouver Way
    Vancouver, WA 98663
    (360) 992-2000
    12.509,233
  • 6,270 students | 16.20 Mi19600 Molalla Ave
    Oregon City, OR 97045
    (503) 594-6000
    16.206,270
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