Hope International University

Hope International University (HIU) is a private Christian institution that seeks to provide students with a rewarding academic experience as they prepare for their future careers and a life of service. Specifically, the university aims to train students to serve the church and make a positive impact for the purpose of glorifying Jesus Christ.

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Founded in 1928, HIU is a regionally accredited university that offers both traditional and online programs to meet the students’ educational needs. These include the bachelor’s, master’s degrees, certificate and credential programs. The institution takes pride in its personalized education as a way of helping student achieve success after graduation.


Hope Christian University focuses on integrating faith, service and learning. It is committed to providing students with a Christ-centered, Bible-based education and creating an environment that will help strengthen the faith of its learners. This educational institution believes that all Scripture is inspired by God. It believes in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and in Jesus’ great commandment which is to love.


The main campus of HIU is located in Fullerton City in California’s Orange County. The university is accessible to various entertainment areas including Disneyland, Universal Studios, Laguna and Newport Beach as well as Hollywood. It also has other educational centers in Corona still in California and in Everett, Washington. The idea of putting up several centers is to serve a great number of the adult student population.

Hope International University Tuition

A full year tuition at Hope International University costs $23,600 or $11,800 per semester. This includes the other fees as well as room and board.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available to eligible undergraduate students. This is provided through the scholarships and student aid. Majority or 94 percent of undergraduate students avail of some form of financial aid while studying at HIU. The average aid package available for learners amount to $17,867.

Student Population

HIU has more than 700 undergraduate students with 56.2 percent females and 43.8 males. Majority of the students live inside the campus while 5 percent live off campus.

The student to faculty ratio at HIU is 11:1. This only means that students are provided with personalized instruction to enable them to focus more on their coursework.

Academic Areas of Study

Hope International University offers bachelor, master’s and online degree programs. Majors available for its Bachelor of Arts degree program are Biblical studies, associate ministry, children’s ministry, intercultural studies, preaching and youth ministry. The Bachelor of Science degree has a concentration on Christian ministry.

Primary Accreditation

HIU first received its regional accreditation in 1969 from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) particularly from the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. It is also accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) and became a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in 1993.

Hope International University Athletic Team

The Royals are what the Hope International University Athletic team is known for. Its team colors are navy blue, grey and white. The Royals are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).