Pacifica Graduate Institute

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2019 Default Rate
0.532%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
851
68.6% Full-Time

About

Pacifica Graduate Institute is a higher education institution located in Santa Barbara County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Pacifica Graduate Institute were Counseling Psychology (84 degrees awarded), Other Psychology (20 degrees), and Humanistic Studies (18 degrees).

In 2022, 188 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pacifica Graduate Institute. 75.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (117 degrees), 6.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

Costs

Student Loan Default Rate

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0.532%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pacifica Graduate Institute was 0.532%, which represents 1 out of the 188 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Pacifica Graduate Institute had a total enrollment of 851 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pacifica Graduate Institute is 584 students and the part-time enrollment is 267. This means that 68.6% of students enrolled at Pacifica Graduate Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pacifica Graduate Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.8% White, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.64% Two or More Races, 3.41% Black or African American, 2.94% Asian, 0.47% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42%), followed by White Male (16.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 851 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacifica Graduate Institute is 584 and the part-time enrollment is 267. This means that 68.6% of students enrolled at Pacifica Graduate Institute are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    475 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    95 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    48 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pacifica Graduate Institute is 55.8% White, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.64% Two or More Races, 3.41% Black or African American, 2.94% Asian, 0.47% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 159 students (18.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 96 more women than men received degrees from Pacifica Graduate Institute. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pacifica Graduate Institute is white (117 degrees awarded). There were 6.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Pacifica Graduate Institute is Counseling Psychology (84 degrees awarded), followed by Other Psychology (20 degrees) and Humanistic Studies (18 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pacifica Graduate Institute, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (155 degrees awarded) and Liberal Arts & Humanities (33 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pacifica Graduate Institute are Elementary & middle school teachers (160,579 people), Other managers (109,978 people), Social workers, all other (98,657 people), Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors (69,157 people), and Postsecondary teachers (65,330 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2022 are Psychology (155 degrees awarded) and Liberal Arts & Humanities (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pacifica Graduate Institute are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Pacifica Graduate Institute are Psychology (155 degrees awarded) and Liberal Arts & Humanities (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pacifica Graduate Institute are Elementary & secondary schools (431,646 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (186,709 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (185,305 people), Outpatient care centers (153,935 people), and Individual & family services (128,793 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacifica Graduate Institute are Psychology (155 degrees awarded) and Liberal Arts & Humanities (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 84 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Pacifica Graduate Institute was Counseling Psychology with 84 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from masters degree programs at Pacifica Graduate Institute according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

46
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
142
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Pacifica Graduate Institute, which is 0.324 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (142).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Counseling Psychology, which is 0.424 times less than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Counseling Psychology, which is 2.36 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    117 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pacifica Graduate Institute is white (117 degrees awarded). There were 6.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

15.4% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    88 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pacifica Graduate Institute is white female (88 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (29 degrees).

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Operations

Pacifica Graduate Institute employs 28 Professors, 7 Associate professors. Most academics at Pacifica Graduate Institute are Female Professor (15), Male Professor (13), and Female Associate professor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacifica Graduate Institute are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 52 employees, Management, with 17 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$10.6M
2022 Salaries
17.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Pacifica Graduate Institute paid a median of $10.6M in salaries, a 17.3% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.71M
Instructional Salaries
35
Number of Employees

In 2022, Pacifica Graduate Institute paid a total of $3.71M to 35 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
28 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
52 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pacifica Graduate Institute were Professor with 28 employees, and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacifica Graduate Institute were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 52 employees, Management with 17 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pacifica Graduate Institute was Female Professor with 15 employees, Male Professor with 13 employees, and Female Associate professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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