Statement of Accreditation Status
Pacific Oaks College

55 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: 
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 21, 2014
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

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.

Private, Non-profit

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 Plan
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Carol Rinkoff Dean of Academic Affairs crinkoff [at] pacificoaks [dot] edu
Board Chair Dorothy Farris Chairman of the Board Dorothy [dot] farris [at] veeam [dot] com
Chief Academic Officer Carol Rinkoff Dean of Academic Affairs crinkoff [at] pacificoaks [dot] edu
Chief Executive Officer Ezat Parnia President eparnia [at] pacificoaks [dot] edu
Chief Financial Officer Yug Fon Chiquito Director of Finance ychiquito [at] pacificoaks [dot] edu
Director of Institutional Research
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
00125500 Bay Area Instructional Site Santa Clara Standalone Active
Cerritos Cerritos Satellite Active
00125500 Hacienda La Puente Unified School District La Puente Satellite Active
Huntington Park Huntington Park Satellite Active
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Satellite Active
Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar Satellite Active
125508 Monterey/Salinas Salinas Standalone Active
Options Head Start South El Monte Satellite Active
00125500 Pacific Oaks College Pasadena Main Campus Active
00125500 Plaza Community Services (ELAC Cohort) Los Angeles Satellite Active
Proyecto Pastoral Los Angeles Satellite Active
125509 Sacramento Sacramento Standalone Active
125510 Santa Cruz Scotts Valley Standalone Active
Sonrise Christian School Covina Satellite Active
Volunteers of America North Hollywood Satellite Active
Westside Children's Center Culver City Satellite Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Curriculum & Instruction Masters 2012 Distance Education
Curriculum & Instruction Masters 2012 On-site
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 w/ Teaching Credential Bachelors 2011 On-site
Early Childhood Education w/ Teaching Credential Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Education w/ Teaching Credential Masters 2011 On-site
Education w/ Teaching Credential 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
Marriage and Family Therapy Masters 1986 On-site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2015 Offsite Review
Summer 2015 Substantive Change Review
Spring 2016 Accreditation Visit
Statement Last Revised

The last date that a change was recorded by WSCUC to the institutions accreditation status, key personnel, degrees, locations or other contact information.

May 05, 2015