Pacific Oaks College

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About Pacific Oaks College

Founded more than 70 years ago by a small group of Quaker families, Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School (PO) is a non-profit, accredited higher education institution offering Bachelor’s-completion and Master’s programs in human development, organizational leadership and change, marriage and family therapy, education, early childhood education, and teacher credentialing. Pacific Oaks Children’s School provides early childhood education programs for children ages 6 months through 5 years and has pioneered achievements in the areas of anti-bias education, emergent curriculum, and peaceful conflict resolution. PO remains dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social justice, and the valuing of each individual. The school has a long history of serving nontraditional and adult students and is known for its experiential and culture-centered approach to education. PO offers classes at its main campus in Pasadena, its San Jose Campus, and at instructional sites throughout California. PO is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU). For more information, visit Pacific Oaks College is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a non-profit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact

Why Attend Pacific Oaks College

Pacific Oaks is proud to be a yellow ribbon school and it is a privilege for us to provide support for those who serve. That is why we are proud to offer tuition rates for active duty personnel or veterans of the U.S. Military and National Guard and their eligible dependents. A Pacific Oaks education is shaped by the collective voices and experiences of you and those around you. We value your military experience as an integral part of our collaborative learning community, educating the Pacific Oaks community on the importance of dedicating your life to service for your country.

Veteran Information

  • Credit for CLEP and/or DSST Exams
  • Military students deployed return without penalty
  • Follow ACE recommendations for awarding credit
  • DSST Credit
  • Offers scholarships for military/veterans
  • Tuition discounts for military/veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for active duty military
  • Approved for TA funding
  • Yellow ribbon school
  • Signed VA Principles of Excellence
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill Approved
  • Full-time veteran counselors on staff
  • Veteran clubs or associations on campus

Financial Information

Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate Tuition Standard non-military tuition rate $808/credit hour
Graduate Tuition Standard non-military tuition rate is $1092/credit hour
Online Same standard tuition rates apply for all Online Degree programs
Military Benefits
Financial Aid


  • BA Completition Degrees (requiring 60 transfer Units to be eligible) in Early Childhood Education, Advocacy and Social Justice, and Human Development. ECE and HD also offer students the option to combine Multiple Subject and/or Special Education credentialing with their BA degree programs. MA degrees available in Human DEvelopment, Organizational Leadership, Advocacy and Social Justice, and Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • PO is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • Human Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Teacher Credentialing (California)
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Advocacy & Social Justice
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Community Psychology
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