Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµ¹ÙÍø is the Valleyâ€™s only accredited Christian university, connecting your untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal, and ethical growth. Come and chase big ideas. Explore deep faith. And find out whatâ€™s possible for your future!
100+ Areas of Study
Liberal arts taught within a supportive Christian environment.
Undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and degree completion.
5 Campuses + Online
An inclusive community serving the Central Valley and the world.
Our Campuses and Students
In addition to our main campus in Southeast Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµ¹ÙÍø, FPU regional campuses are located throughout the Valley in North Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµ¹ÙÍø, Visalia, Bakersfield, and Mercedâ€”and we serve students globally online. We welcome traditional undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students, and adult learners seeking degree completion.
Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµ¹ÙÍø develops students for leadership and service through excellence in Christian higher education. Come ready to learn. Leave equipped to have a transformative impact throughout the Central Valley and in global communities.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our commitment to welcoming diversity among our student body, faculty, and staff comes out of our Christian values, rooted in Anabaptist, evangelical, and ecumenical tradition. No matter who you are, weâ€™re dedicated to making sure youâ€™ll have a seat at our table when you come hereâ€”and that your voice will be heard.
Dr. AndrÃ© Stephens has 30 years of experience in Christian higher education in California, most recently as vice president for student development at Biola University. As president of FPU, he works tirelessly to provide students with meaningful learning experiences that foster Christian character and make inspirational futures possible.
Since class opened in 1944, FPU has encouraged first-generation students to achieve more, while building the regionâ€™s highest four-year graduation rate. We make education accessible by providing financial aid to 98 percent of traditional undergraduatesâ€”and a four-year graduation guarantee to those who qualify.
Preparing students to achieve more than they thought possible starts with faculty. More than 80 percent hold doctorates and all combine challenging scholarship with real-world application. Individual attention and contact beyond the classroom support lifelong learning through faculty-student relationships.
Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµ¹ÙÍø has a general accreditation and program-specific accreditations approved by the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Senior College and University Commission.
Disclosures & Policies
Student information such as persistence and graduation rates, learning outcomes, and gainful employment is available here, as well as details on our policies regarding drugs and alcohol, harassment, and more.