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Hope International University

Hope International University
Former names
Pacific Christian College, Pacific Bible Seminary
Established 1928 (1928)
Type Private
Affiliation Christian
President Dr. John Derry
Location Fullerton, California, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Blue, Grey, and White
Athletics NAIA
Sports Basketball
Nickname HIU, Hope
Mascot Royals
Affiliations GSAC

Hope International University is a Private Christian University in Fullerton, California. The campus is located just south of California State University, Fullerton. Hope International University has an enrollment of more than 2,000 students representing 35 states and 40 countries.[1] While Hope is non-denominational, it has strong ties to the Restoration Movement and the Christian churches and churches of Christ. Hope is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).


  • History 1
  • Academics 2
    • Accreditation 2.1
  • Campuses 3
    • Main Campus 3.1
    • Anaheim Education Center 3.2
    • Corona Education Center 3.3
    • Everett Washington Education Center 3.4
  • Mission statement 4
  • Athletics 5
  • Notable alumni 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Hope International University was founded in 1928 as Pacific Bible Seminary, and in 1962 was renamed Pacific Christian College following the move to Long Beach, California. In 1997 the school achieved university status and took the corporate name of Hope International University. In the fall 2011, Hope transitioned from consisting of two colleges: Pacific Christian College (traditional, residential undergraduate) and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (for working adults, on-line/distance education bachelor's degrees, Master's Degrees).


Currently, Hope International University consists of five colleges, which include both graduate and undergraduate programs: Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Psychology and Counseling, College of Education, and College of Business and Management.

The University teaches students leadership and ethics focused education in service-based professions through undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, education, ministry, music, psychology, human development and other social sciences.[2] 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 over 300 online courses available in various disciplines.


Hope has been regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1969,[3] and in 2006 it received additional accreditation from the Association for Biblical Higher Education.[4] Additional accreditations and certifications include the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC),[5] the Commission of Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE),[6] and the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California.[7] Hope is also authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council for Washington State[8] and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.[9]


Main Campus

Hope International University’s main campus is located in North Orange County, in the city of Fullerton, California. The campus is easily accessible, just west of the 57 Freeway between Chapman and Nutwood Avenues. The university’s library, student center, gymnasium, student dining facilities, bookstore, on-campus housing, and main administrative offices are located on the Fullerton campus, as are the classrooms, faculty offices, and administrative offices.

The majority of the buildings on the main campus originally were a student center, movie theater (the Titan Theater), and dormitories built by the California State University Foundation in the late 1960s. These are some of the finest remaining examples of pure Googie-style architecture in southern California, considered by some to be the largest collection of Googie modernist architecture remaining in the world.[10] The buildings were designed by Eldon Davis, who, along with partner Louis Armet, founded one of the most renowned architectural firms in LA history. Armet & Davis essentially defined the Googie architecture genre in the post-war period.[11]

Recent updates to the main campus include the Lawson-Fulton Student Center, which houses student lounges, the Del & Ann Harris Fitness Center, The Commons (HIU's cafeteria), The Hub Cafe, the HIU Bookstore, and a gymnasium.

Anaheim Education Center

The Anaheim Education Center is strategically located to meet the needs of Online Undergraduate and Graduate students. It is located in Stadium Towers, on Katella Avenue off the 57 Freeway in the city of Anaheim, adjacent to Angel Stadium and the Anaheim Amtrak/Metro Link Station. Classrooms, faculty offices and administrative offices for Online Undergraduate and Graduate programs are located at the Anaheim Education Center. The Hope Counseling Center, providing professional counseling services to the campus and the community is also operated from this location.

2400 East Katella Avenue, 9th Floor
Anaheim, California 92806

Corona Education Center

The Corona Education Center is located on the campus of Crossroads Christian Church just west of Interstate 15 at the corner of Kellogg and Ontario Avenues in Corona, California. The Center serves online undergraduate and graduate students in Southern California’s Inland Empire region.

2331 Kellogg Avenue
Corona, CA 92881

Everett Washington Education Center

The Everett Education Center is located at the university Center in Gray Wolf Hall on the campus of Everett University Center in Everett, Washington. This Center serves online undergraduate and graduate students in the Pacific Northwest.

Everett University Center
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201


History at a Glance
Pacific Bible Seminary Established 1928
Pacific Christian College Renamed 1962
Hope International University Renamed 1997

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


Hope International teams, nicknamed athletically as the Royals, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC). Men's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and volleyball; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

HIU men's volleyball competes in the national division of the Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC).[13]

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ "About HIU". Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ Hope International University Catalog: 2014-2015. p. 107. 
  3. ^ "Western Association of Schools and Colleges Member Directory". Retrieved January 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ "ABHE Member Directory". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Commission-Approved Professional Preparation Programs". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "MFT Accredited Programs". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Board of Behavioral Sciences Accredited Schools". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Colleges and Institutions in Washington". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "CCCU Members and Affiliates". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Hope International University", HIUs 'Googie' Architect of the Past, Eldon Davis, Passed Away, April 28, 2011
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^
  13. ^ "Hope International University", Athletics Quick Facts

External links

  • Official website
  • Official athletics website

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