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Drexel and University of the Pacific Announce Collaboration

Drexel and the University of the Pacific are in talks for future collaboration.

March 26, 2015

Dragon students and alumni: 

Earlier this month,  Drexel University announced that it would begin winding down its graduate programs in Sacramento.  Since then, we’ve been working hard on developing an exciting collaborative plan with one of our neighboring institutions.

I am pleased to inform you that University of the Pacific and Drexel University are in talks to transition some of our academic degree offerings from Drexel University to the University of the Pacific for future enrollment periods.  

Under the plan, students would finish their Drexel University degrees in classes taught by Drexel faculty members.  Pacific will be assessing Drexel University Sacramento’s academic programs to determine which ones may be continued in the future and will begin recruiting students into some of the former Drexel degree programs being continued as Pacific programs.  It’s possible that Drexel’s programs could relocate to Pacific’s Sacramento campus in the transition, but those details are still being worked out.

Working together, Pacific and Drexel are planning to transfer some programs that have served the Sacramento region so well for the past six years. As highly respected private, not-for-profit universities with national reputations, we are united in our commitment to student success and to offering the high-impact graduate degree programs that are so important to professionals in Sacramento.   

I will be updating you about Pacific’s new graduate programs in Sacramento as details are confirmed out in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Dr. Michael Marion, Jr.
Associate Vice Provost
Drexel University Sacramento