The following student goals reflect the university's mission and priorities. These broad learning goals form the foundation for specific program-based student learning outcomes.

Students who complete degrees at Azusa Pacific University shall:

Christ Explain the relevance of Jesus Christ and His teachings to their major discipline, personal and professional values, ethics, and commitments

Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

Critically evaluate, integrate, and apply knowledge

Achieve quantitative, technical, linguistic, and information literacy

Demonstrate competence in the content and methods of their chosen discipline or professional program

Practice skillful collaboration within small group settings


Apply acquired competences through service in various community contexts

Articulate their own intellectually-informed values and cultural perspectives as well as those of others

Community Demonstrate respectful and equitable relationships with persons from diverse backgrounds in a manner that values differences

APU anticipates its students will continue to develop and use their knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and faith throughout their lives to benefit society, the church, and themselves.

Commitment to Student Learning Outcomes

Azusa Pacific University is committed to university-wide assessment processes. Each program and department devises student learning outcomes, which are publicly available online.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at or (626) 815-5389 (Duke 611).