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Fresno Pacific University Overview

Fresno Pacific University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Fresno, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Fresno Pacific University Known For?

1,026 Undergraduate Awards
$38,406 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Fresno Pacific.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Fresno Pacific bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,900 a year. That's about 8% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Fresno Pacific to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Fresno Pacific University Rankings

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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Fresno Pacific.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Value Other Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Online Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Online Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Human Development & Family Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Fresno Pacific has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#19 Highest Paid Human Resource Management Graduates College Factual

Where Is Fresno Pacific University?

Location of Fresno Pacific University

Contact details for Fresno Pacific are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, CA 93702-4709
Phone: 559-453-2000
Website: www.fresno.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fresnopacific
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fpu

How Do I Get Into Fresno Pacific?

You can apply to Fresno Pacific online at: apply.fresno.edu/

Admission Requirements for Fresno Pacific

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Fresno Pacific?

72% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
75% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 72%, Fresno Pacific may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.

Average Test Scores

About 75% of students accepted to Fresno Pacific submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 493 and 580. Math scores were between 485 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Fresno Pacific University  ( 493 to 580 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Fresno Pacific University  ( 485 to 560 )
200
800
Fresno Pacific received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 22. Math scores were between 16 and 22. Composite scores were between 18 and 22.

ACT English Scores for Fresno Pacific University  ( 16 to 22 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Fresno Pacific University  ( 16 to 22 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Fresno Pacific University  ( 18 to 22 )
1
36

Can I Afford Fresno Pacific University?

$38,406 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
5.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Fresno Pacific is $38,406. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Fresno Pacific, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $8,536 a year. That adds up to $34,144 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fresno Pacific is 5.3%. 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.

Fresno Pacific University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,442 Full-Time Undergraduates
74% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,947 undergraduate students at Fresno Pacific, with 2,442 being full-time and 505 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Fresno Pacific

There are also 1,353 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,442 full-time undergraduates at Fresno Pacific, 26% are male and 74% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Fresno Pacific

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fresno Pacific University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fresno Pacific Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 93
Black or African American 126
Hispanic or Latino 1,355
White 648
International Students 40
Other Races/Ethnicities 180

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Fresno Pacific University. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 50 countries are represented at Fresno Pacific. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Congo, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Fresno Pacific University

639 Took All Classes Online
2,480 Took At Least One Class Online
86.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at Fresno Pacific. In 2017-2018, 2,480 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fresno Pacific has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 44th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Fresno Pacific

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fresno Pacific University was 86.5%. This is the #377 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Fresno Pacific regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Fresno Pacific majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 45%
Business, Management & Marketing 32%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 53%
Health Professions 31%
Human Development & Family Studies 53%
Special Education 50%
Theological & Ministerial Studies 71%
Theology & Religious Vocations 34%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Fresno 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 Fresno Pacific.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health & Physical Education #7
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #7
Instructional Media Design #8
Other Business, Management & Marketing #9
Human Resource Management #9
Human Development & Family Studies #9
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #9
Religious Studies #9
Philosophy & Religious Studies #10
Allied Health Professions #12
Curriculum & Instruction #13
Teacher Education Subject Specific #14
Health & Medical Administrative Services #40
Education #66
Business Administration & Management #90
Health Professions #100
Business, Management & Marketing #114

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%.

Fresno Pacific University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 268 0 3 271
Business Administration & Management 148 0 15 163
Human Development & Family Studies 150 0 0 150
Social Work 133 0 0 133
Teacher Education Subject Specific 19 15 58 92
Nursing 30 0 47 77
Human Resource Management 43 0 0 43
Health & Medical Administrative Services 32 0 0 32
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 30 30
Criminology 29 0 0 29
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 28 28
General Psychology 24 0 0 24
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 24 24
Student Counseling 0 0 23 23
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22 1 0 23
Communication & Media Studies 16 0 0 16
Computer Engineering Technology 16 0 0 16
Allied Health Professions 1 0 11 12
Health & Physical Education 3 0 9 12
General Biology 10 0 0 10
Biblical Studies 9 0 0 9
Finance & Financial Management 8 0 0 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 8 8
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 8 8
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 1 0 7 8
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 6 6
Special Education 0 0 6 6
History 6 0 0 6
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 5 0 0 5
Accounting 5 0 0 5
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 5 0 0 5
Religious Studies 5 0 0 5
Political Science & Government 5 0 0 5
Educational Administration 0 0 4 4
Romance Languages 4 0 0 4
Sociology 4 0 0 4
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 3 0 0 3
Marketing 3 0 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 0 3
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 3 3
Natural Resources Conservation 3 0 0 3
Ethnic Studies 2 0 0 2
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 2 0 0 2
Library & Information Science 0 0 2 2
Applied Mathematics 2 0 0 2
Philosophy 2 0 0 2
Design & Applied Arts 2 0 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 2 0 0 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 1 0 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0 0
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Other Statistics 0 0 0 0
Dispute Resolution 0 0 0 0
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0
Missionary Studies 0 0 0 0
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 0 0
Religious Education 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,026 16 292 1,334

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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