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Pacific Oaks College

45 Eureka Street

Pasadena, CA 91103

United States

Telephone: 626-529-8500


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Tamela Hawley

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: November 15, 2023

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1959

Undergraduate FTE: 156

Graduate FTE: 275

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

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

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerJerell HillInterim CAO and
Board of Directors ChairValerie Coachman-MooreBoard of Trustees
Chief Academic OfficerJerell HillInterim CAO and
Chief Executive OfficerLeanne WruckInterim
Chief Financial OfficerAlexandra PototskayaDirector of
Director Institutional ResearchKevin McPhersonDirector of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00125500Pacific Oaks CollegePasadenaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Bachelor of Arts Advocacy and Social JusticeBachelors2018Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts Advocacy and Social JusticeBachelors2018On-Site
Bachelor of Arts Community PsychologyBachelors2018On-Site
Bachelor of Arts Community PsychologyBachelors2018Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (teach-out)Bachelors2019Distance Education
Bachelor of Social WorkBachelors2020Distance Education
Bachelors of Science Business AdministrationBachelors2020Distance Education
Bachelors of Science Business AdministrationBachelors2020On-Site
Curriculum & InstructionMasters2012Distance Education
Early Childhood EducationBachelors2011On-Site
Early Childhood EducationMasters2011Distance Education
Early Childhood EducationMasters2011On-Site
Early Childhood EducationBachelors2011Distance Education
Early Childhood Education -Elementary Education and Special EducationBachelors2011Distance Education
Early Childhood Education -Elementary Education and Special EducationBachelors2011On-Site
Education – Elementary Education and Special EducationMasters2011On-Site
Education – Elementary Education and Special EducationMasters2011Distance Education
Human DevelopmentMasters1970On-Site
Human DevelopmentMasters1999Distance Education
Human DevelopmentBachelors1959On-Site
Human DevelopmentBachelors1999Distance Education
Marriage and Family TherapyMasters1986On-Site
Marriage and Family TherapyMasters2022Distance Education
Master in Social Work Advanced Standing ProgramMasters2022Distance Education
Master of Arts Advocacy & Social JusticeMasters2018On-Site
Master of Arts Organizational Leadership & ManagementMasters2016Distance Education
Master of Arts Organizational Leadership and ManagementMasters2018On-Site
Master of Arts, Advocacy and Social JusticeMasters2018Distance Education
Master of Arts, Cultural and Family StudiesMasters2018On-Site
Master of Social WorkMasters2020Distance Education
Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential (Mild/Moderate DisabilitieNon-degree2000Distance Education
Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential (Mild/Moderate DisabilitiesNon-degree2000On-Site
Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching CredentialNon-degree2000Distance Education
Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching CredentialNon-degree2000On-Site
STEAM CertificateNon-degree2018Distance Education
STEAM CertificateNon-degree2018On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2024Accreditation Visit