Hope at a Glance

Hope at a Glance

Visit the links on this page for a quick synopsis of Hope International University — a snapshot of our community, our campus, and what we believe.

"Hope challenged me to grow both in the classroom and out."

Kyle Henderson, Youth Pastor
Real Life Christian Church, Gilbert, AZ

Degrees Offered

Campus Location

Hope’s main campus is strategically located in the heart of Orange County, California, in the city of Fullerton. In addition, our online degree programs make it possible for students to take courses from anywhere in the world!


Paul H. Alexander, Ph.D. became the seventh President of Hope International University on August 16, 2019.
Steven D. Edgington, Ph.D. was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs in February 2021.
Teresa Smith was appointed Vice President for Enrollment Management in February, 2010.
Michael Mulryan was appointed Vice President for Institutional Advancement in February, 2010.
Joshua Arnold, Ed.D. was appointed Vice President for Student Affairs in June, 2022.
Rebecca Pacificar was appointed HIU's Vice President for Business & Finance in May, 2024.

Mission Statement

Hope International University’s mission is to empower students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ.


Hope International University was first accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) in 1969 and became a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in 1993.

Financial Aid Awards

94% of undergraduate students receive some form of student aid or scholarships to attend Hope.

Average financial aid package for undergraduates on campus: $22,000.

Student to Faculty Ratio



Team Name: The Royals

Colors: navy blue, gray and white

University Statistics

Retention rates and other information, as required by the US Department of Education.

Colleges within Hope International University

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business & Management
  • College of Education
  • Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies
  • College of Psychology & Counseling

Nearby Attractions

Within a few miles of Hope, you will find a wide range of entertainment options including:

Student Organizations

  • Black Student Union
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club
  • Country Club
  • Disneyland Pass Club
  • Hip Hop Kickboxing Club
  • International Justice Mission
  • Korean-English Speaking Club
  • Mecha Club
  • Nerd Club
  • Operation Erga
  • Orange Hoppers
  • Royal Rowdies
  • Salsa Club
  • Swing Club
  • Ultimate Frisbee

On-Campus Housing

The main Fullerton campus has on-campus housing available for students. All rooms have private bathrooms and showers, and the number of students per room varies from 4 to 1.

The Cross

A beautiful cobalt blue cross is depicted next to our logo on the signage on the north end of our Fullerton campus. The cross has a unique design that aligns itself with the Googie architecture of our buildings and was modeled after a design by acclaimed artist and architectural sculptor Randall E. Secrest. Secrest's original piece is a large stained glass window in the sanctuary of Chaparral Christian Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. The striking color of the cross invites viewers to reflect on the greatness of Christ.