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FPU at a Glance

Quick Facts

Academically Rigorous

  • Rich and engaging history dating back to 1944
  • Top 10 Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) for graduating Hispanic students according to The Chronicle of Higher Education 
  • Highest four-year graduation rate in the region
  • Five growing schools: 
    • School of Business
    • School of Education
    • School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences
    • School of Natural Sciences
    • Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary
  • Ranked in the top tier in our category by U.S. News & World Report
  • Considered a best value by U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly

Unquestionably Christian

  • All programs emphasize values, ethics and character development 
  • Pastors, biblical scholars and marriage and family therapists prepared for service through the Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary 
  • Collaborative service efforts facilitated through the Center for Community Transformation 

Diverse Student Body

  • Over 3,000 traditional-age undergraduate, adult degree completion and graduate students 
  • Located on the main campus in Southeast Fresno and regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced 
  • Many students are the first in their families to attend college 
  • More than 6,000 education and business professionals taking continuing education courses 
  • Known for Sunbird Athletic teams that compete in 16 sports and have won 15 national championships

Outstanding Faculty

  • More than 80 percent hold the highest degree in their field 
  • Intimate class sizes encourage student / faculty relationships

Degrees That Result in Jobs

  • Four-year graduation guarantee 
  • Students prepared for careers in medicine and science through the School of Natural Sciences 
  • High percentage of School of Business internships turn into jobs 
  • Reputation for programs in psychology and peace and conflict studies housed within the School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences 
  • Graduates of the School of Education sought out by school districts as first-choice teachers