Press Releases

Posted: August 27, 2013

Hope International University was named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Hope International University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.” 

The continual recognition of HIU as a Military Friendly School exemplifies the University’s leading practices in recruitment and retention of students with military experience. Hope International University offers a number of military benefits including an active duty tuition discount, the Post 9/11 and Montgomery GI Bills, and accepts military credits earned through service schools. In addition, the University is committed to the standards of the White House’s Principles of Excellence (POE). A complete list of benefits, program information, and additional resources for servicemembers is available at

“It is an honor to serve our veterans and those in active duty by helping them pursue their educational goals. We are committed to providing our military personnel with the tools needed to succeed, and to helping them get the most out of their military benefits and other available aid,” said Teresa Smith, Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. 

The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. 

Hope International University is a regionally ranked private Christian university in Southern California offering undergraduate, online, and graduate programs. Founded in 1928, HIU integrates faith, service and learning. Through undergraduate, graduate, and online degree programs with faculty and staff dedicated to student success, HIU students experience a transformative educational experience and are prepared to make an impact with their lives. Our diverse student body represents 44 states and 13 countries around the world.

To learn more, please visit the Hope International University website at or contact Katie Gladding, Director of Marketing, at 714.879.3901, x-2692.