While state funding limits are leaving thousands of Valley students wondering where they can go to pursue bachelor’s degrees, Fresno Pacific University still has enrollment openings in both traditional undergraduate and bachelor’s degree completion programs.

“The San Joaquin Valley has long been a place in need of the benefits of higher education to improve the lives of individuals families and communities, yet today many qualified students don’t know if they can start or continue their dream of a college degree,” said Jon Endicott, vice president of enrollment management.

FPU offers over 100 areas of study with popular majors like education, health, psychology and social work feeding directly into the Valley’s neediest career fields. The university also offers strong programs in business, psychology and other professions.

Our distinctives include:

  • A diverse Christian university open to all.
  • A small faculty to student ratio, facilitating personal attention and relationships with faculty.
  • The most diverse student body of any Christian college in California, including a Hispanic population of over 50 percent.
  • A four-year graduation guarantee for traditional undergraduate and a two-year guarantee for transfer and degree completion students—underlining FPU’s status as the school with the best four-year graduation rate in the Valley.
  • FPU is rated number 11 among Money magazine’s 50 best colleges for transfers, as well as in the top tier of our category by U.S. News & World Report. Both U.S. News and Washington Monthly include FPU on their “Best Value” and “Best Bang for the Buck” lists.
  • Participation the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference with 15 sports for men and women.
  • Fine arts programs for musicians, artists, actors, directors, technicians, composers and much more.
  • A vibrant community of students living on campus and many ways for commuter and DC students to participate.
  • Opportunities for first-generation students, who make up 40 percent of the university’s population.

Some 98 percent of all FPU students receive financial aid from state and federal programs as well as university scholarships, as our staff works with families to make education affordable. “We work one-on-one with families to make education affordable. Students who are eligible for Cal Grants and Pell Grants and show academic promise in both GPA and test scores find themselves surprisingly close to having their tuition covered,” Endicott said.

Degree completion classes begin July 1, and the final date to apply for traditional undergraduate programs is August 15. Apply online at fpu.edu/fpuapp.


Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations