Pacific College

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Pacific College is one of the 78 private 4-year, for-profit colleges in California. Its campus is small in size and located in Costa Mesa. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

Every year 79% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.


Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

The Pacific College Nursing program is part of the accredited post-secondary education effort offered by the college. The program aims to offer accessible, relevant and innovative education to adult learners to deal with the fast paced and complex demands and challenges in technological advancement that has created new levels of demand for expert health care professionals.

The program works to offer the best learning environment which combines the academic classroom experience with real world demands.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Meet with and admission representative
  2. High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  3. Take the entrance exam
  4. Interview with the Director of Nursing
  5. Complete enrollment forms  

Pacific College offers full time and part time Associate of Science Degree and Diploma classes which begin every month in Vocational Nursing.

The program totals 1542 hours offered in convenient day and evening classes. The flexibility of the programs allows students to maintain work and personal life with little challenge.  

Graduates from the program will be eligible to sit for the state Licensure Examination for Licensed Vocational Nursing allowing them to practice under the supervision of a registered Nurse or a Physician to provide direct patient care in a range of clinical settings including clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities and home health agencies.

Vocational Nursing is offered as an Associate of Science degree program or a diploma program.
The length of the program is 1542 hours. Convenient day and evening classes are available.


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 7 34
Master's degree 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 17
Associate's degree 2 49
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 78.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
03/29/1998 - Current
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
02/19/2016 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

No Info Available

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 73% of Pacific College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 73% $4,522
Other Federal Grant 54% $475
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 73% $8,741
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$14,533
$30,001 to $48,000$16,299
$48,001 to $75,000$17,574
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.

Pacific College
3160 Red Hill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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