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Pacifica Graduate Institute Overview

Pacifica Graduate Institute is a private for-profit institution situated in Carpinteria, California. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Pacifica Graduate Institute Known For?

  • Students at Pacifica Graduate Institute have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 17% of the faculty were full-time.

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Pacifica Graduate Institute 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 Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Other Psychology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Psychology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Pacifica Graduate Institute?

Location of Pacifica Graduate Institute

Contact details for Pacifica Graduate Institute are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 249 Lambert Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Phone: 805-969-3626

Can I Afford Pacifica Graduate Institute?

3.4% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Pacifica Graduate Institute is 3.4%. 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.

Pacifica Graduate Institute Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Other Psychology 56 41 97
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 75 20 95
Liberal Arts General Studies 18 13 31
TOTAL 149 74 223


*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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