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Pacific Peer System

In order to measure and compare ourselves to other institutions with similar characteristics and missions, every five years the Office of Planning and Institutional Research (PIR) works with the Cabinet, with final approval of the peers by the President, to update our list of institutional peers. The Pacific Peer System provides details regarding how we compare to different institutions, or peers, in a number of categories.

We currently compare ourselves to two different types of peers:

  • Standard peers are institutions similar to the home institution. In comparison, standard peer group construction differs as it focused on quantifiable institutional similarities.
  • Aspirant peers are generally defined as institutions that are dissimilar to the home institution but are worthy of emulating. The selection process is often more subjective.

Peer Name List (Pacific login required)

Peer Comparison Data Charts


Student Success


Student, Faculty, and Staff Peer Comparisons 
Spring 2015 report  (Pacific login required)