Higher Education

College and graduate school have become one of the largest financial investments any individual will make. It’s important to choose the right school—not only one that will provide academic rigor and professional opportunities in a particular field, but one that helps graduates find purpose and meaning that goes far beyond what they do for a living.

The Seventh-day Adventist church operates a number of colleges and universities around the world. Three of them are located in the Pacific Union Conference—all of them in California. Each one provides a wide range of majors and courses of study—as well as opportunities for international study, student missionary work, and spiritual encounters that change lives.

La Sierra University

This first-rate university established in 1922 provides “a transformational experience that lasts a lifetime.” Seasoned college evaluators are unanimous in their verdict: La Sierra delivers an excellent education in a faithful Christian context.

Loma Linda University

The Pacific Union Conference is proud to have an exceptional Seventh-day Adventist health-sciences educational institution, located within its territory. More than 4,500 students in eight schools make up the University which shares its campus with six hospitals where students receive hands-on training in 100 programs in the allied health professions, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, religion, and behavioral health.

Pacific Union College

High in the hills above the Napa Valley, this diverse community of learners provides an authentic spiritual experience and well-chosen team of educators to provide an excellent liberal arts education.