Pacific University Healthcare Programs
Pacific University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Forest Grove, Oregon. Forest Grove is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
Pacific University Rankings
According to our 2023 analysis, Pacific is ranked #34 out of 1,605 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Out of the 21 colleges in Oregon, it is ranked at #1.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Pacific has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Pacific.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Pacific has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Other Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions Schools||College Factual|
|#2||Best Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services Schools||College Factual|
|#14||Best Dental Support Services Schools||College Factual|
|#31||Best Allied Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
|#90||Best Schools||Grad Degree|
|#109||Best Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Pacific University?
Contact details for Pacific are given below.
|Address:||2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116|
How Do I Get Into Pacific?
You can apply to Pacific online at: https://www.pacificu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/apply-now
Admission Requirements for Pacific
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Pacific?
Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.
Average Test Scores
About 65% of students accepted to Pacific submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 620. Math scores were between 530 and 610.
Can I Afford Pacific University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Pacific, approximately 94% of students took out student loans averaging $8,748 a year. That adds up to $34,992 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Pacific is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Pacific University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,050 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,687 full-time undergraduates at Pacific, 36% are male and 64% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pacific University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||32|
|Hispanic or Latino||256|
Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at Pacific University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 24 countries are represented at Pacific. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Pacific University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Pacific has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 11th most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of Pacific
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pacific University was 92.0%. This is the #363 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Pacific regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Pacific majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||67%|
|Health Care Management||67%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Pacific ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Pacific.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Health Care Management||#48|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#107|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Pacific University Healthcare Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Health Care Management||8||19||0||27|
|Speech Pathology & Audiology||0||0||24||24|
|General Public Health||16||0||0||16|
|Other Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions||13||0||0||13|
|Other Dental Services & Allied Professions||0||0||0||0|
|Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences||0||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By M.O. Stevens under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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