History, Affiliations & Rankings
Fresno Pacific University (FPU) is the only accredited Christian university in Fresno, California. Founded in 1944 the university awarded its first undergraduate degree in 1965 and offered its first master’s degree in 1975. While all the programmes at FPU are approved by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, it has many programme-specific accreditations like the Association of Theological Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. The university was ranked 31st in Regional Universities West by U.S. News & World ranking 2020.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
The institute has five campuses in the state of California and also offers degree programmes online. The main 50-acre campus is situated in the southeast area of Fresno and the other four in Central California. With more than 40 bachelor's degrees in over 100 areas of study, FPU also offers advanced degrees or credentials in the following four areas: Education, Individualized Master of Arts, MBA, Leadership & Organizational Studies and Peacemaking & Conflict Studies through its five schools.
Accomplishments & Alumni
The university has the highest four-year graduation rate in the valley. The university’s athletic team, Sunbird, competes in 15 sports and has won 15 national championships. The alumni of the institute, also known as sunbirds, excel in various fields. Ron Adams, 3-time NBA Champion Assistant Coach for the Golden State Warriors and Chris Haynes, NBA reporter for ESPN are the two of the many well- known names of the sunbird 4life list.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
The enrolled student body at Fresno Pacific University consists of 44.7% Hispanic or Latino, 34.3% White, 5.73% Asian and 15.83 others. The university has a high conversion rate of internships into jobs With companies like PepsiCo, Walmart, Gap and others having their offices situated in Fresno provides students better career opportunities.
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