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Apostolic School of Theology is a school within Hope International University. HIU was first accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 1969 and became a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in 1993.

  • WASC Regional Accreditation
    Hope International University holds regional accreditation with the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The status of accreditation indicates that Hope meets WASC’s Accreditation Standards, demonstrates Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness, and devotes itself to periodic self-evaluation and ongoing institutional improvement. WASC is one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. The Western region covers institutions in California, Hawaii, Guam, and the Pacific Basin. The Association’s member institutions are recognized by the Department of Education, the Veteran’s Administration, and other relevant agencies in the United States.

  • Association for Biblical Higher Education
    Hope also holds the programmatic accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. ABHE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). It offers undergraduate, graduate, institutional, and programmatic accreditation for institutions committed to Christian higher education. It further indicates a demonstrated commitment to ongoing institutional development