Statement of Accreditation Status
Brigham Young University-Hawaii

55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, Oahu, HI 96762
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 23, 2017
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Religious Control
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Rosalind Ram Associate Academic Vice President for Curriculum and Assessment rose.ram [at]
Board of Directors Chair Thomas Monson Chairman of the Board kimbc [at]
Chief Academic Officer John Bell Vice President for Academics john.bell [at]
Chief Executive Officer John Tanner President jstanner [at]
Chief Financial Officer Steve Tueller Vice President of Administration steve.tueller [at]
Director Institutional Research Kathy Pulotu Institutional Research & Assessment Manager kathy.pulotu [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accounting Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Art Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Arts and Sciences Associate 2009 On-Site
Asian Executive Management Program Non-degree 1981 On-Site
Associate of Arts and Sciences Associate 2014 Distance Education
Biochemistry Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Business Management Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Business Management Associate 2009 On-Site
Computer and Information Science Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Distance learning-prep program Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Educational Outreach/Continuing Education-non-degree seeking Non-degree 1966 On-Site
Elementary Education Bachelors 1961 On-Site
English Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Exercise and Sport Science Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Fine Arts Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Hawaiian Studies Bachelors 1999 On-Site
History Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Hospitality and Tourism Management Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Information Systems Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Information Technology Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 1999 On-Site
International Business Management Bachelors 1984 On-Site
International Cultural Studies Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1961 On-Site
Music Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Pacific Islands Studies Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Post-BAC-Teacher Certification Non-degree 1963 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Secondary Education Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Social Work Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Bachelors 1969 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2021 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2024 Offsite Review
Spring 2025 Accreditation Visit

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