Statement of Accreditation Status
Hope International University

2500 E. Nutwood Ave
Fullerton, CA 92831
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

001252
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 24, 2016
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

1965
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1969
Undergraduate FTE: 
1,037
Graduate FTE: 
366
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

Non-Profit
Sponsorship

Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

4-1-4 Plan
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Paul Alexander Vice President for Academic Affairs palexander [at] hiu.edu
Board of Directors Chair Thaddeus Yurek Chairman of the Board tobyyurek [at] gmail.com
Chief Academic Officer Paul Alexander Vice President for Academic Affairs palexander [at] hiu.edu
Chief Executive Officer John Derry President jderry [at] hiu.edu
Chief Financial Officer Frank Scotti Vice President for Business and Finance fscotti [at] hiu.edu
Director Institutional Research Hector Galano Director of Institutional Research hgalano [at] hiu.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Apologetics Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Apostolic Foundations Certificate (AST) Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Associate of Arts Associate 2006 Distance Education
Associate of Arts Associate 1985 On-Site
Bible/Ministry Certificate (AST) Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Biblical Language Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Biblical Studies Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Business Administration Associate 2017 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 1997 Distance Education
Business Administration Bachelors 1995 Distance Education
Business and Management Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Business as Mission/Social Entrenpreneurship Cert Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Children and Family Ministry Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Children, Youth and Family Ministry Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Christian Ministry Bachelors 1995 Distance Education
Christian Ministry: Associate of Arts Associate 2015 On-Site
Church Ministry Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Church Music Masters 2002 On-Site
Church Music Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Church Planting Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Cross-Cultural Business Administration Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Early College Program Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Education (with credentials) Masters 2002 Distance Education
Education (with credentials) Masters 1997 On-Site
Educational Administration (with credentials) Masters 2009 Distance Education
Educational Administration (with credentials) Masters 2009 On-Site
Educational Administration with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Masters 2009 Distance Education
Educational Administration with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Masters 2009 On-Site
English as Second Language (ESL) Non-degree 2009 On-Site
English Literature Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Family Life and Counseling Bachelors 2016 On-Site
General Ministry Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Gifted and Talented Education Certificate Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Graduate Ministry Certificate (AST) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Human Development Bachelors 1995 Distance Education
Intercultural Ministry Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Intercultural Studies Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Liberal Arts Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Liberal Arts with CSUF Contract Program in Communication Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Liberal Arts with CSUF Contract Program in Criminal Justice Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Liberal Arts with CSUF Contract Program in Customized Area Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Liberal Arts with CSUF Contract Program in Pre-Physical Therapy Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Liberal Studies (Teacher Prep.) Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Liberal Studies: Teacher Preparation Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Management Masters 1997 Distance Education
Marriage and Family Therapy Masters 1996 On-Site
Master of Divinity Masters 2015 On-Site
Master of Divinity Masters 2015 Distance Education
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Masters 2017 Distance Education
Ministerial Support Certificate (AST) Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Ministry Masters 2000 Distance Education
Ministry Masters 1977 On-Site
Next Generation Ministry Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Pastoral Care Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Pastoral Ministry Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Personalized Learning Certificate Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Masters 2009 On-Site
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Masters 2009 Distance Education
Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential Masters Distance Education
Psychology Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Reasons Institute Non-degree 2011 On-Site
SB2042 Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Masters 1998 On-Site
SB2042 Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Masters 1998 Distance Education
SB2042 Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential Masters 2010 On-Site
School of Advanced Leadership Training (SALT) Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Social Science Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Social Science (Secondary Education Preparation) Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Spiritual Formation Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Worship Arts Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Worship Arts Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Worship Ministry Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Youth and Family Ministry Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2020 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

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