Hope International University
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Hope International University
Hope International University (HIU)
HIU- Logo.PNG
Former names
Pacific Christian College, Pacific Bible Seminary
Type Private
Established 1928 (1928)
Affiliation GSAC
Religious affiliation
Christian
President Dr. John Derry
Location Fullerton, California, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Blue, grey, and white
              
Athletics NAIA
Nickname HIU, Hope, Pacific Bible Seminary, Pacific Christian College
Sports Basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, cheer, golf
Website www.hiu.edu

Hope International University is a private Christian university in Fullerton, California, United States. The campus is located just south of California State University, Fullerton. Hope International University has an enrollment of more than 2,000 students representing 35 states and 40 countries.[1] While Hope is non-denominational, it has strong ties to the Restoration Movement and the Christian churches and churches of Christ. Hope is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

History

Hope International University (HIU) was founded in 1928 as Pacific Bible Seminary, and in 1962 was renamed Pacific Christian College following the move to Long Beach, California. In 1997 the school achieved university status and took the corporate name of Hope International University. In the fall of 2011, Hope transitioned from consisting of two colleges: Pacific Christian College (traditional, residential undergraduate) and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (for working adults, on-line/distance education bachelor's degrees, master's degrees) to five colleges, each lead by a college dean.

HIU finalized its merge with Nebraska Christian College (NCC) of Papillion, Nebraska in May 2016. In early 2015, HIU signed a memorandum of understanding with NCC in order to explore the possibility of a partnership between the two longstanding institutions of Christian higher education. That exploration culminated in the decision to merge.

The sister schools share an affiliation with the Christian Church's Restoration Movement and have a combined heritage of more than 160 years. The campuses will utilize an integrated campus management system, share online learning and classroom technologies, and have access to library resources and research databases.

Academics

Hope International University consists of five colleges, which include both graduate and undergraduate programs: Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Psychology and Counseling, College of Education, and College of Business and Management.

The university teaches students 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.[2]

Accreditation

Hope has been regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1969,[3][not in citation given] and in 2006 it received additional accreditation from the Association for Biblical Higher Education.[4] Additional accreditations and certifications include the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC),[5] the Commission of Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE),[6] and the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California.[7] Hope is also authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council for Washington State[8] and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.[9]

Campuses

Main campus

Hope International University

Hope International University's main campus is located in North Orange County, in the city of Fullerton, California. The university's library, student center, gymnasium, student dining facilities, bookstore, on-campus housing, and main administrative offices are located on the Fullerton campus, as are the classrooms, faculty offices, and administrative offices.

The majority of the buildings on the main campus originally were a student center, movie theater (the Titan Theater), and dormitories built by the California State University Foundation in the late 1960s. These are some of few remaining examples of pure Googie-style architecture in southern California, considered by some to be the largest collection of Googie modernist architecture remaining in the world.[10] The buildings were designed by Eldon Davis, who, along with partner Louis Armet, founded one of the most renowned architectural firms in Los Angeles history. Armet & Davis essentially defined the Googie architecture genre in the post-war period.[11]

Anaheim Education Center

The Anaheim Education Center located in Stadium Towers, on Katella Avenue off the 57 Freeway in the city of Anaheim, adjacent to Angel's Stadium and the Anaheim Amtrak/Metro Link Station. Classrooms, faculty offices and administrative offices for online undergraduate and graduate programs are located at the Anaheim Education Center. The Hope Counseling Center, providing professional counseling services to the campus and the community is also operated from this location.

Everett Washington Education Center

The Everett Education Center is located at the university center in Gray Wolf Hall on the campus of Everett University Center in Everett, Washington. This center serves online undergraduate and graduate students in the Pacific Northwest. [12]

Nebraska Christian College

The NCC campus in Papillion, NE, spans 80+ acres of land with 60,000 square feet of classrooms, dorm suites, student center, cafeteria, and faculty/staff offices. There are also two four-plex apartment buildings for married students. The Ministry Equipping Center (MEC) has a 500-seat auditorium as well as classrooms, practice rooms, voice/audio editing suites, a preaching lab, and a coffee bar. It was formed from a merger with Nebraska Christian College, which had existed since 1945. NCC additionally operates an athletics program separate from HIU.

History at a glance
Pacific Bible Seminary Established 1928
Pacific Christian College Renamed 1962
Hope International University Renamed 1997

Athletics

Hope International teams, nicknamed athletically as the Royals, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC). Men's sports include basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, tennis and volleyball; women's sports include basketball, competitive dance, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

HIU men's volleyball and competitive dance do not have a conference and compete at the NAIA level as unaffiliated teams.[13]

See also

References

  1. ^ "About HIU". hiu.edu. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ Hope International University Catalog: 2014-2015. p. 107. 
  3. ^ "Western Association of Schools and Colleges Member Directory". wascsenior.org. Retrieved 2010. 
  4. ^ "ABHE Member Directory". ABHE.org. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "Commission-Approved Professional Preparation Programs". CA.gov. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ "MFT Accredited Programs". AAMFT.org. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "Board of Behavioral Sciences Accredited Schools". CA.org. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ "Colleges and Institutions in Washington". wsac.wa.gov. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ "CCCU Members and Affiliates". cccu.org. Retrieved 2015. 
  10. ^ "Hope International University", HIUs 'Googie' Architect of the Past, Eldon Davis, Passed Away, April 28, 2011 Archived January 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ http://everettuc.org/
  13. ^ "Hope International University", Athletics Quick Facts

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