Pacific Rim Christian University

2223 Hoonee Pl., Honolulu, Hawaii 96819-2228


  • College Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Total Student Population: 135
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
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Pacific Rim Christian University (PRCU) is a private Christian university located in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Founded in 1976, it was formerly known as Pacific Rim Bible College and later became Pacific Rim Christian College before being granted university status in 2019.

PRCU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various fields, such as Bible and theology, Christian ministry, Counseling Psychology, Biblical Studies, Business, and Organizational Leadership.

The mission of the university is to provide a Christ-centered education that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and character to serve as Christian leaders in their communities and around the world.

The university has a strong commitment to Christian values and offers a Christ-centered education to its students. It offers various programs and services to help students grow in their faith and spiritual life, including chapel services, discipleship programs, and mission trips.

The faculty at PRCU comprises experienced and knowledgeable scholars who have also committed Christians and are dedicated to providing a high-quality education to their students and helping them achieve their academic and career goals.

Asides from its academic programs, PRCU also offers a range of practical ministry opportunities, including mission trips, internships, and local outreach programs.

The university is located in downtown Honolulu, on the beautiful island of Oahu, and is situated in a residential area near downtown Honolulu, and it has a serene and peaceful campus with lush greenery, palm trees, and tropical flowers.

The university’s campus consists of several buildings, including classrooms, a library, a chapel, and administrative offices. The facilities are modern and well-maintained, and they provide a comfortable and conducive learning environment that promotes spiritual growth, academic excellence, and personal development for its students.

The university is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools

Pacific Rim Christian University is a great option for students who are looking for a Christian education in Hawaii and want to integrate their faith into their academic and personal life.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:135
Undergraduate enrollment:111
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.9%
      Black or African American:4.5%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:18.0%
      Two or more races:20.7%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:1.8%
      Non-resident alien:0.9%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Ministry
  • Christian Ministry Leadership (Online)
  • Theology (AA Transfer Degree)
  • Theological Studies
  • Bible & Creative Arts
  • Bible & Christian Ministry
  • Bible & Pastoral Ministry
  • Bible & Christian Counseling
  • Christian Ministry (Online)
  • Christian Studies
  • Divinity (M.div.)
  • Chaplaincy (M.div.)
  • Christian Leadership (Online)


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$12,380 $11,900 $11,300 
    Books and supplies$850 $850 $850 
      Room and board$8,700 $8,100 $8,100 
      Other expenses$4,600 $4,600 $4,600 
      Room and board$6,960 $6,960 $6,960 
      Other expenses$4,653 $4,653 $4,653 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$4,562 $4,562 $4,562 

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