Hope International University is a private, Christian institution of higher education located in Fullerton, California. Although non-denominational, the university is closely affiliated with the Restoration Movement and the Independant Christian Church/Churches of Christ. Founded in 1928 as the Pacific Bible Seminary, it was only in 1997 that the school achieved university status and changed its name to Hope International University or HIU.
As a Christian university, education provided is Christ-centered with emphasis on a comprehensive liberal arts and science background that would help students better appreciate their professional studies and chosen field of study.
Today, Hope International University is made up of two distinguished schools – Pacific Christian College and School of Graduate and Professional Studies. It has a total student population of 1,700 coming from 35 U.S. states and 40 foreign countries. The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate majors all leading to a degree in business, education, ministry, music, psychology and counseling, human development and other social sciences. It also maintains a program for students who cannot attend regular classes and thus would like to complete their degrees online via the Internet.
Cost of attendance for fulltime undergraduate students for academic year 2009-2010 is US$22,220 per year or US$825 per unit for parttime undergraduate students. Tuition cost for graduate students vary depending on the field of study chosen. These costs refer only to tuition. Additional costs for room and board will be charged to students who want to avail of the various on-campus housing facilities offered.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Hope International University.