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Academic Vision

Developed as a team by the Academic and President’s cabinets
February 2004

Mission Statement

“Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in liberal arts and professional programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life.”

We strive to be an exemplary university that is Christ-centered and evangelical, recognized for excellence that honors God through transformational scholarship, life-giving community, and selfless service.


We will be known as a university that is Christ-centered.


We will be known as a university distinguished by transformational Scholarship (Romans 12:2).


We will be known as a university that embodies life-giving Community.


We will be known as a university that practices selfless Service.

Strategic Priorities

We will provide resources and an infrastructure for the attainment of our Strategic Priorities.