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Hope International University

2500 E. Nutwood Ave

Fullerton, CA 92831

United States

Telephone: 714-879-3901


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Linda Petersen

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: November 17, 2021

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: 535

Graduate FTE: 427

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: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerNatalie HewittALO, Professor of English, Dean of College of Arts &
Board of Directors ChairWill MullinsBoard of Directors
Chief Academic OfficerSteve EdgingtonVice President for Academic
Chief Executive OfficerPaul
Chief Financial OfficerRebecca PacificarVice President for Business and
Director Institutional ResearchHector
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00125200Hope International UniversityFullertonMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Associate of ArtsAssociate2006Distance Education
Associate of ArtsAssociate1985On-Site
Biblical LanguageNon-degree2012On-Site
Biblical StudiesBachelors1974On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors1995Distance Education
Business AdministrationAssociate2017On-Site
Business AdministrationMasters1997Distance Education
Business and ManagementBachelors1977On-Site
Children and Family MinistryBachelors1974On-Site
Children, Youth and Family MinistryNon-degree2016On-Site
Christian MinistryBachelors1995Distance Education
Church MinistryBachelors1974On-Site
Church MinistryAssociate2015On-Site
Church MusicNon-degree2012On-Site
Church MusicMasters2002On-Site
Church PlantingNon-degree2014On-Site
Criminal JusticeBachelors2018Distance Education
Criminal JusticeBachelors2018On-Site
Cross-Cultural Business AdministrationBachelors2007On-Site
Doctorate in Marriage and Family TherapyProfessional Doctorate2022On-Site
Early College ProgramNon-degree2015On-Site
Education (with credentials)Masters2002Distance Education
Education (with credentials)Masters1997On-Site
Educational Administration (with credentials)Masters2009On-Site
Educational Administration (with credentials)Masters2009Distance Education
Educational Administration with Preliminary Administrative Services CredentialMasters2009Distance Education
Educational Administration with Preliminary Administrative Services CredentialMasters2009On-Site
English LiteratureBachelors2006On-Site
English as Second Language (ESL)Non-degree2009On-Site
Family Life and CounselingBachelors2016On-Site
General MinistryNon-degree2011On-Site
Gifted and Talented Education CertificateNon-degree2014On-Site
Intercultural MinistryBachelors2016On-Site
Intercultural StudiesBachelors1978On-Site
Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors2019On-Site
Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors2019Distance Education
Liberal ArtsBachelors1985On-Site
Liberal Arts with CSUF Contract Program in CommunicationBachelors1985On-Site
Liberal Arts with CSUF Contract Program in Criminal JusticeBachelors2007On-Site
Liberal Arts with CSUF Contract Program in Customized AreaBachelors1985On-Site
Liberal Arts with CSUF Contract Program in KinesiologyBachelors1988On-Site
Liberal Arts with CSUF Contract Program in Pre-Physical TherapyBachelors1995On-Site
Liberal Studies (Teacher Prep.)Bachelors1976On-Site
Liberal Studies: Teacher PreparationBachelors2014Distance Education
Marriage and Family TherapyMasters1996On-Site
Master of DivinityMasters2015On-Site
Master of DivinityMasters2015Distance Education
Master of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family TherapyMasters2017Distance Education
MinistryMasters2000Distance Education
Next Generation MinistryBachelors2016On-Site
Organizational LeadershipMasters1997Distance Education
Pastoral CareNon-degree2011On-Site
Pastoral MinistryBachelors2016On-Site
Personalized Learning CertificateNon-degree2014On-Site
Preliminary Administrative Services CredentialMasters2009Distance Education
Preliminary Administrative Services CredentialMasters2009On-Site
Preliminary Single Subject Teaching CredentialMasters2009Distance Education
PsychologyBachelors1995Distance Education
SB2042 Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching CredentialMasters1998Distance Education
SB2042 Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching CredentialMasters1998On-Site
SB2042 Preliminary Single Subject Teaching CredentialMasters2010On-Site
School of Advanced Leadership Training (SALT)Non-degree2011On-Site
Social ScienceBachelors1980On-Site
Spiritual FormationNon-degree2012On-Site
Sport PsychologyBachelors2023On-Site
Worship ArtsBachelors2016On-Site
Worship ArtsBachelors1980On-Site
Worship MinistryNon-degree2012On-Site
Youth and Family MinistryBachelors1974On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2024Accreditation Visit