University description (as per official university website)
Hope International University is a regionally accredited private Christian university enrolling approximately 1700 students representing more than 35 states and 40 countries. The institution is comprised of two schools: Pacific Christian College and School of Graduate & Professional Studies.
Hope was founded in 1928 as Pacific Bible Seminary, when it began its long-standing tradition of empowering students to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ. The University provides students with a leadership and ethics focused education in service-based professions through undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, education, ministry, music, psychology and counseling, human development and other social sciences. In addition, certificate and degree completion programs for working adults are offered.
A significant number choose programs delivered via the Internet, as the University has developed a strong track record of delivering online education. For more information about the unique and exciting history and culture of Hope, click individual titles to the left.
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 three separate schools, including Pacific Christian College, the traditional undergraduate college; the School of Professional Studies, which includes on-site and online degree completion and certificate programs for adults; and, the School of Graduate Studies, which offers on-site and online graduate degree programs in education, management, marriage and family therapy, and ministry.
We Put Your Mind at Ease About Finances
At Hope we believe every student who is committed to obtaining a Christian education and who meets the requirements for admission should have the opportunity to be a part of our student body. We offer you a broad range of financial aid, scholarship and grant options to help make your dream of attending a top Christian university in Southern California possible.
Within this website you’ll find several tools to help you determine the cost of attending Hope that may be available and begin the FAFSA process (the critical first step in receiving aid or scholarships of any type.)
Most importantly, when you choose to attend Hope, you have financial aid and admission staff working on your behalf who are highly experienced at sorting out the details to get you through the process.
Financing a college education is not a one-size fits all proposition. At Hope we work with you and your family individually to customize a program that fits your needs and situation. Together, we can get you on campus to take advantage of the many benefits of Hope.
Investing in a quality education for your future may be one of the most important decisions you will ever make. At Hope International University, our Financial Aid Office looks forward to helping you explore the many financial opportunities available to you. For any questions, please contact them directly at (714) 879-3901 ext. 2638 and request a Financial Aid Packet.