Hope International University is a private Christian university founded in 1928. HIU’s mission is to empower students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ. HIU is regionally accredited and offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, certificate programs, and credential programs to more than 2,000 students world-wide.


Hope International University is a private Christian university identified with non-denominational Christian Churches/Churches of Christ and founded on October 9, 1928, as Pacific Bible Seminary.

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As a private Christian university, Hope is committed to the integration of faith, service and learning. This dedication is reflected in the university’s mission statement, core values and statement of belief, the guiding lights for every activity, class and relationship on campus.

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Hope International University was first accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 1969 and became a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in 1993.

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Hope International University has built lasting relationships with institutions around the world.

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Hope International University is a non-denominational Christian Institution that "empowers students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ."

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Hope International University is situated right in the middle of one of the world's most exciting destinations. People come from far and wide to experience Southern California's delightful climate, sandy beaches and world-renowned attractions.

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Programs are offered through a variety of delivery models including on campus, online, and a combination of the two. Education Centers are located throughout Southern California and near Seattle, Washington. With a highly favorable 14 : 1 student-to-faculty ratio, HIU offers students a uniquely personalized education dedicated to the ultimate success of each graduate.