Pacific Oaks College

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  1. sirjamesm

    sirjamesm New Member

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    Hey All,

    I was interviewing a teacher today who stated that she had a degree from Pacific Oaks College. I hadn't heard of it before, so I looked it up after the interview had concluded. Not only does it exist, but it is regionally accredited and has several online degrees.

    Furthermore it has an option to use work experience to take the place of a BA for those that want to pursue a Masters who hadn't previously earned a BA. Pretty neat. Although the cost doesn't exactly blow my skirt up.

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  2. DxD=D^2

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    It's a small, school in Pasadena, CA... I have been to it before several times. It's overrated in my opinion. They are way too expensive and they were purchased by the same organization that functions The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Honestly, you or anyone else would be better suited to go elsewhere for the cost of the degree. And just as you mentioned, it's not a well known school... so why should it have the audacity to charge close to $1K per credit hour at the graduate level. Please... there are other degree that are more cost effective and come from a college/university with better reputation.
     
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    I don't disagree with that at all. I am definitely not advocating that anyone should go there, just had never heard of it at all myself and figured I'd share in case anyone was actually interested in it it
     
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    Here's one thing they say about themselves:

    "At Pacific Oaks, you will find yourself immersed in a vibrant and supportive community of students and faculty from wide-ranging ethnic, cultural, educational, and experiential backgrounds. Founded more than 60 years ago on the principles of inclusion and social justice, we our known for our distinctive Culture-Centered Model of Education, through which we will actively nurture and encourage you to leverage your unique identity and strengths to achieve your potential."

    Here are some stats:

    Our Students (updated Fall 2013)
    Women 93%
    Men 7%

    Latino(a)/Hispanic 43.9%
    African-American 13.0%
    White 28.6%
    American Indian/Native Alaskan 1.1%
    Asian 4.2%
    Pacific Islander 1.1%
    Not reported 6.2%

    Average Age 38

    So it's primarily but not exclusively females who are older than the average college student by a large margin. It's a small school that offers their product in an especially culturally sensitive manner. This is as opposed to some sort of Mceducation that you might get at a large state university where the price is notably less. Apparently this is worth the price for many people. We've seen similar examples at schools like Amherst. All the indicators are such to conclude they offer a quality product geared toward a specific segment of the buying public. I drive an oldish Jeep and I'm happy with that. If someone else chooses to buy a new Mercedes every year I see no reason to cast aspersions either on the buyer or the manufacturer.
     
  5. bradyvictor220

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    I think i'm read about that school on google or somewhere not sure about that
     
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    hey, are you the Vic who used to hang out down on South Main and you were always wearing that hat, you know the hat I'm talking about, and there was that one time when I gave you that $20 and you told me you'd pay it back but you never did, did you, hey it's you Vic no? Hey where's my $20?:irked:
     

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