Pioneer Pacific College
- The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Pioneer Pacific College||(OR) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Total Faculty||87 staff||105 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,195 students||2,071 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||14:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||786 students||844 students|
|# Part-Time Students||409 students||1,227 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-|
|% Two or more races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$29,800||$32,200|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Pioneer Pacific College is Portland Community College (8.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 30,929 students | 8.30 Mi12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland,  OR  97219
- 7,302 students | 9.40 Mi19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City,  OR  97045
- 452 students | 14.40 Mi600 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland,  OR  97205
- 161 students | 14.50 Mi600 SW 10th, Suite 400
Portland,  OR  97205
- 804 students | 15.50 Mi1425 NE Irving Street, Bldg 300
Portland,  OR  97232
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