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Pacific Oaks College    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog with Spring Addendum 
  May 28, 2023
2017-2018 Academic Catalog with Spring Addendum [Archived Catalog]

Accreditation & State Authorizations


Pacific Oaks College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001. WSCUC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The College has been accredited since 1959. For additional information see

State Authorizations

[The following information is current as of the date of this publication. For more current information please visit].

Pacific Oaks College has authority to offer its online programs in the State of Alaska by way of an exemption granted by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education pursuant to Alaska regulation 20 AAC 17.015(a)(8).

Pacific Oaks College has authority to operate in the State of California by way of an exemption granted by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California Education Code section 94874(i).
An individual may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for review of a complaint. The bureau may be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833,, Phone (916) 431-6924, Fax (916) 263-1897

Pacific Oaks College is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to enroll Maryland students in fully online distance education programs. The Commission’s registration of the fully online programs is not an authorization of the institution to operate in Maryland or an approval or endorsement of the institution’s programs.

Pacific Oaks College has registered in Pennsylvania with the Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education as an out-of-state distance education provider to enroll residents of Pennsylvania in its online programs.

Pacific Oaks College has met the requirements of Utah Code Ann. § 13-34a-203 to be a registered postsecondary school legally authorized by the State of Utah.

[This registration was obtained exclusively for POC’s online programs ONLY.]

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