Statement of Accreditation Status
Pacific College

3160 Red Hill Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 19, 2016
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Proprietary with parent/board
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Donna Woo Vice President dwoo [at]
Board of Directors Chair Paul Pierron Board Chair birchlkpaul [at]
Chief Academic Officer Donna Woo Vice President dwoo [at]
Chief Executive Officer William Nelson President wnelson [at]
Chief Financial Officer Donna Woo Vice President dwoo [at]
Director Institutional Research Donna Woo Vice President dwoo [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
03299302 Inland Empire Satellite Campus Ontario Additional Active
03299301 Los Angeles Satellite Campus Commerce Additional Active
03299300 Pacific College Costa Mesa Main Campus Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Healthcare Administration Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Healthcare Administration Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) Masters 2016 Distance Education
Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) Masters 2016 On-Site
Nursing (RN to BSN Completion) Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Vocational Nursing Associate 2006 On-Site
Vocational Nursing Non-degree 1998 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2019 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Spring 2021 Offsite Review
Fall 2021 Accreditation Visit

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