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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 approximately 1,700 students representing 35 states and 40 countries. While Hope is non-denominational, it has strong ties to the Restoration Movement and the Independant Christian Church/Churches of Christ.

The institution was founded in 1928 as Pacific Bible Seminary, and in 1963 was renamed Pacific Christian College following the move to Long Beach, California. In 1997 they achieved university status and took the corporate name of Hope International University. Hope is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1969 [1], and in 2006 it received additional accreditation from the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Additional accreditations and certifications include the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), the Commission of Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), and the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California. Hope is also authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Today, Hope consists of two colleges: Pacific Christian College (traditional, residential undergraduate) and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (for working adults, on-line/distance education Bachelors Degrees, Master's Degrees)

The University provides students with a 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. 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.

The majority of the buildings on the Hope International University campus originally were a shopping 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.

Notable alumni

Craig Gross - Founder of xxxchurch.com
Tyrone Wells - Recording Artist
Richard Davis- President and CEO for Davis Energy, Inc.
May Chen- CFO for American Red Cross
Dennis Shelby- CEO for Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital
Julie Kuns- Vice President and Regional Manager for Nordstrom
Gabriella van Breda- Executive Director for World Impact Network
Rick Redding- Executive Director for Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission

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