FPU is the only Christian university in the Central Valley that offers academic programs in a spiritual and ethical development through adult degree completion, bachelor’s degree, certificate programs, master’s and credentialing programs.

The Fresno Pacific University Idea

The FPU Idea is the definition of what it is to be a community of students that are committed to a vision of higher education the Christian way. This Idea is a center for action and reflection and is a guide to forming the vision for the future. Fresno Pacific University is firmly rooted in the past and continues to reshape the present. The Idea is the foundation for the university’s understanding not only of itself but the mission as well.

While pursuing the mission, Fresno Pacific University recognizes that knowledge is the foundation for virtue and wisdom. Fresno Pacific University is a Christian liberal arts community which is an important part of the church’s mission. The university engages all members of their community in a search for experience and knowledge which leads toward a creative and perceptive relationship with God, the natural world and humanity. This foundation is where the university builds and extends the Kingdom of God by enabling all people to serve society and the church.

The Fresno Pacific Idea speaks of the university’s identity its vision of the community and its relationship to a better world. This combination makes for the perfect campus environment.

Fresno Pacific University is a Christian University

FPU is a college that is centered on solely on Christ. The University is dedicated to God’s Kingdom and the arts in which the main goal is learning, faith and action.

Fresno Pacific has programs that help students accomplish their professional and personal goals.

Students that experience the difference of FPU gain the competitive edge by earning a bachelor’s degree. Currently FPU offers over 60 areas of study.

Degree Completion
Students can get their bachelor’s degree through evening classes or short term classes at any of FPU’s regional centers.

Students can expand their studies and their careers with programs that are specifically designed to meet every student’s professional as well as personal needs.

The Seminary
FPU also has Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary which is there to serve every student’s needs. If any student is looking to expand their ministry or counseling outreach FPU’s programs are exactly what they need.

Living on Campus
Life is very exciting on FPU’s campus filling every semester with enthusiasm, fun and a ton of friends making the perfect home away from home. There is a strong sense of belonging on the campus as well as a wide variety of activities. Students have a variety of opportunities to enrich their intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional lives.

It’s not just about fun and games on the campus; research has proven that any student that lives on campus has not only a greater chance at achieving academic success but also becoming a strong leader.

Resident Assistants and Residence Directors work together to create a supportive environment by encouraging Christian relationships that offer programs that are focused on the students and provide accountability through redemptive discipline.

By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.