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IPEDS ID: 209612
OPE ID: 00321200
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Pacific University
2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 97116
General information:  (877) 722-8648
Website:  www.pacificu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,640 (1,840 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Admissionswww.pacificu.edu/future-undergraduates/undergraduate-admissions
Apply Onlinewww.pacificu.edu/future-undergraduates/undergraduate-admissions/apply-now
Financial Aidwww.pacificu.edu/about-us/offices/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatornpc.collegeboard.org/student/app/pacificu
Mission Statement
  A diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice, Pacific University inspires students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty281138
Instructional277135
Research and public service43
Total graduate assistants-3
Instructional-3
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$35,260$37,024$38,510$39,8583.5%
Books and supplies$1,050$1,050$1,050$1,0500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,992$10,792$11,116$11,4483.0%
Other$1,620$1,620$1,620$1,6803.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,992$10,792$11,116$11,4483.0%
Other$1,620$1,620$1,620$1,6803.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,620$1,620$1,620$1,6803.7%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$47,922$50,486$52,296$54,0363.3%
Off Campus$47,922$50,486$52,296$54,0363.3%
Off Campus with Family$37,930$39,694$41,180$42,5883.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$29,200
Fees$291
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid145599%————
Grant or scholarship aid44597%$10,249,845$23,033
Federal grants15133%$734,519$4,864
Pell grants14932%$644,883$4,328
Other federal grants14732%$89,636$610
State/local government grant or scholarships8017%$148,235$1,853
Institutional grants or scholarships44196%$9,367,091$21,241
Student loan aid42593%$3,556,632$8,369
Federal student loans42492%$2,677,769$6,315
Other student loans5712%$878,863$15,419
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,71493%$38,131,252$22,247
Pell grants59933%$2,529,934$4,224
Federal student loans1,54684%$11,892,904$7,693
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$27,790$27,196$29,263
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$21,341$21,396$23,824
$30,001 – $48,000$24,739$22,459$24,958
$48,001 – $75,000$25,172$24,014$27,849
$75,001 – $110,000$28,309$29,307$31,424
$110,001 and more$31,758$33,192$32,911
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment3,640
Undergraduate enrollment1,840
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment146
Graduate enrollment1,800
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 12%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 2%
White: 52%
Two or more races: 13%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 36%
Out-of-state: 63%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 10%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 11%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,0041,3321,672
Percent admitted79%77%81%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%20%20%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT37478%
ACT25754%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading490590
SAT Math500600
ACT Composite2126
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 81%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 73 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 71%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 52%
6-year: 62%
8-year: 62%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 64%
6-year: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 76%
Female: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 20%
Asian: 77%
Black or African American: 80%
Hispanic/Latino: 84%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 38%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 69%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 63%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry0---
Bioinformatics2---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General41---
Vision Science/Physiological Optics-2--
Category total432--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General460--
Finance, General-11--
Category total4611--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other7---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric10---
Category total17---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science3---
Category total3---
Education
Curriculum and Instruction-4--
Education, General13---
Education, Other-4--
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-0--
Elementary Education and Teaching0---
Multicultural Education-0--
Reading Teacher Education-4--
Secondary Education and Teaching-20--
Special Education and Teaching, Other-10--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-5--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-19--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-2--
Category total1368--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing1148--
English Language and Literature, General4---
Category total1548--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature2---
German Language and Literature2---
Japanese Language and Literature3---
Spanish Language and Literature3---
Category total10---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-8--
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--0-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist32---
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other0---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other0---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0d22-9d
Music Therapy/Therapist0---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist034d-
Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions, Other5---
Optometry--84-
Pharmacy--94-
Physical Therapy/Therapist--40-
Physician Assistant244--
Public Health, General27---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-35--
Category total66d112222d9d
History
History, General11---
Category total11---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0---
Category total0---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General3---
Category total3---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology---9d
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General0---
Sustainability Studies6---
Category total6--9d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science8---
Environmental Studies2---
Category total10---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science43---
Category total43---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3---
Philosophy, Other0---
Category total3---
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics0---
Chemistry, General15---
Physical Sciences4---
Physics, General5---
Physics, Other0---
Category total24---
Psychology
Applied Psychology-0--
Clinical Psychology-4151-
Counseling Psychology-38--
Psychology, General19---
Category total197951-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work8---
Category total8---
Social Sciences
Economics, General2---
International Relations and Affairs1---
Political Science and Government, General13---
Sociology8---
Sociology and Anthropology1---
Category total25---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1---
Art/Art Studies, General7---
Dance, General3---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1---
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other0---
Music, General2---
Category total14---
Grand total37932027318
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 46
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 36
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $27,494
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $18,340
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Baseball53
Basketball2823
Football135
Golf87
Lacrosse17
Rowing19
Soccer3226
Softball33
Swimming1218
Tennis118
Track and Field, Indoor2217
Track and Field, Outdoor2217
Track and Field, X-Country87
Volleyball19
Wrestling117
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities9/1/1929 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs6/25/2006 - 6/28/2009Accredited
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs6/28/2009 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)1/27/2006 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs(!)8/1/2014 - 8/6/2015Resigned
Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree(!)12/1/2014 -  Accredited
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs7/4/1946 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/7/1977 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs4/3/1990 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs6/1/2012 -  Pre-Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1968 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/17/2008 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Pacific University College of Optometry Residency in Cornea and Contact Lens
5/29/2001 -  Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Pacific University College of Optometry Residency in Vision Therapy/Rehabilitation and Pediatric Optometry
7/29/2005 -  Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Bright Eyes Vision Clinic Residency in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy Rehabilitation
6/25/2014 -  Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Vision Northwest Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation
6/25/2014 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Pacific University Psychological Service Center
3/2/2004 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations143
Liquor law violations630
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations101
Liquor law violations200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible113
Rape3
Fondling2
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary313
Motor vehicle theft002
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible73
Rape3
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary313
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate2.3%1.8%3.7%
Number in default231834
Number in repayment988953901
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)