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Brigham Young University-Hawaii

55-220 Kulanui Street

Laie, Oahu, HI 96762

United States

Telephone: 808-675-3211


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Linda Petersen

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: 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. 1900

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1959

Undergraduate FTE: 2,649

Graduate FTE: 0

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship: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. Semester

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerRosalind RamAssociate Academic Vice President for Curriculum and
Board of Directors ChairRussell NelsonChairman of the Board of
Chief Academic OfficerIsaiah WalkerAcademic Vice
Chief Executive OfficerJohn Kauwe
Chief Financial OfficerSteve TuellerVice President of
Director Institutional ResearchKathy PulotuInstitutional Research
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00160600Brigham Young University-HawaiiLaie OahuMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Art EducationBachelors1996On-Site
Arts and SciencesAssociate2009On-Site
Biology EducationBachelors1996On-Site
Business EducationBachelors1996On-Site
Business ManagementAssociate2009On-Site
Business ManagementBachelors2009On-Site
Chemistry EducationBachelors1996On-Site
Communication, Media and CultureBachelors2017On-Site
Computer ScienceBachelors1994On-Site
Computer and Information ScienceBachelors2008On-Site
Cultural AnthropologyBachelors2017On-Site
Educational Outreach/Continuing Education-non-degree seekingNon-degree1966On-Site
Elementary EducationBachelors1961On-Site
English EducationBachelors1996On-Site
Exercise and Sport ScienceBachelors1996On-Site
Exercise and Sport Science EducationBachelors1996On-Site
Hawaiian StudiesBachelors1999On-Site
History EducationBachelors1996On-Site
Hospitality and Tourism ManagementBachelors1998On-Site
Information TechnologyBachelors2008On-Site
Intercultural PeacebuildingBachelors2017On-Site
Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors1999On-Site
Mathematics EducationBachelors1996On-Site
Pacific Islands StudiesBachelors1993On-Site
Physical Science EducationBachelors1996On-Site
Physics EducationBachelors1996On-Site
Political ScienceBachelors1955On-Site
Post-BAC-Teacher CertificationNon-degree1963On-Site
Secondary EducationBachelors1955On-Site
Social Sciences EducationBachelors1996On-Site
Social WorkBachelors1974On-Site
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)Bachelors1969On-Site
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages EducationBachelors1996On-Site
Visual ArtsBachelors1960On-Site
Visual Arts-Bachelors Fine ArtsBachelors1986On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Offsite Review
Fall2025Accreditation Visit