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About HIU

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 1300 students world-wide.

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 to 1 student to faculty ratio, HIU offers students a uniquely personalized education dedicated to the ultimate success of each graduate.


A Proud Heritage of Christian Education and Service

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.

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