ABOUT HOPE

HISTORY

A Proud Heritage of Christian Education and Service

Pacific Bible Seminary

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

The school purchased campus property in Long Beach in 1936, and construction started in 1940. In 1962, the school’s name was changed to Pacific Christian College and achieved regional accreditation. When the Long Beach campus was no longer adequate to house the growth of the college, they relocated to Fullerton in 1973. In 1997 the institution achieved university status and took the name of Hope International University.

Today, the University is composed of five Colleges including College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Management, College of Education, Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies, and College of Psychology & Counseling. Within the Colleges are programs for traditional undergraduate students, online students, and graduate students.

Dr. Paul Alexander,
Vice President for Academic Affairs