Statement of Accreditation Status
Pacific Oaks College

45 Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
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, June 24, 2016
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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Multi-institution System
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 Theresa Greene ALO tgreene [at]
Board of Directors Chair Fred Marcus Chairman of the Board of Trustees fred.marcus [at]
Chief Academic Officer Bree Cook Vice President, Academic Affairs breecook [at]
Chief Executive Officer Patricia Breen President pbreen [at]
Chief Financial Officer Yug Fon Chiquito Director of Finance ychiquito [at]
Director Institutional Research Ericka Kilburn Director of Institutional Research ekilburn [at]
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
Chula Vista Chula Vista Additional Active
125500 Claremont Covina Additional Active
125500 Commerce Commerce Additional Active
125500 Downey Downey Additional Active
East Los Angeles Los Angeles Additional Active
125500 East Los Angeles College Los Angeles Additional Active
125500 East San Gabriel Valley Cohort 1 West Covina Additional Active
Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) Los Angeles Additional Active
Madera - CAPS Madera Additional Active
125500 MAOF Montebello Additional Active
125500 North Hollywood North Hollywood Additional Active
00125500 Pacific Oaks College Pasadena Main Campus Active
125511 Pacific Oaks College-San Jose Campus San Jose Branch Campus Active
125509 Sacramento Roseville Additional Active
Salinas Salinas Additional Active
Watsonville Watsonville Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Bachelor of Arts Community Psychology Bachelors 2018 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts Community Psychology Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Curriculum & Instruction Masters 2012 Distance Education
Early Childhood Education Masters 2011 On-Site
Early Childhood Education Masters 2011 Distance Education
Early Childhood Education Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Early Childhood Education Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Early Childhood Education -Elementary Education and Special Education Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Early Childhood Education -Elementary Education and Special Education Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Education - Elementary Education and Special Education Masters 2011 On-Site
Education - Elementary Education and Special Education Masters 2011 Distance Education
Human Development Bachelors 1959 On-Site
Human Development Bachelors 1999 Distance Education
Human Development Masters 1970 On-Site
Human Development Masters 1999 Distance Education
M.A. Advocacy & Social Justice Masters 2018 On-Site
MA Organizational Leadership & Change Masters 2016 Distance Education
Marriage and Family Therapy Masters 1986 On-Site
Master of Arts, Advocacy and Social Justice Masters 2018 Distance Education
Master of Arts, Cultural and Family Studies Masters 2018 On-Site
Masters of Arts Organizational Leadership and Change Masters 2018 On-Site
Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential (Mild/Moderate Disabilities Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Non-degree 2000 On-Site
STEAM Certificate Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
STEAM Certificate Non-degree 2018 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2019 Special Visit
Spring 2020 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)).

Fall 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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