Statement of Accreditation Status
Chaminade University of Honolulu

3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816-1578
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: 
Monday, November 30, 2020
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

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

No Related Entity
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 Janet Davidson Vice Provost jdavidso [at]
Board of Directors Chair John Field Chair, Board of Regents jfield [at]
Chief Academic Officer Lance Askildson lance.askildson [at]
Chief Executive Officer Lynn Babington President lynn.babington [at]
Chief Financial Officer Aulani Kaanoi Vice President of Finance & Facilities akaanoi [at]
Director Institutional Research Hieu Nguyen Director of Institutional Research hnguyen [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accounting Bachelors 1957 On-Site
Behavioral Sciences Bachelors 1977 On-Site
Biochemistry Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Business Administration Associate 2014 Distance Education
Business Administration Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Business Administration Associate 2003 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 2003 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 2011 Distance Education
Business Administration Masters 1976 On-Site
Certificate in Data Science Non-degree 2019 On-Site
Certificate in Entreprenuerial Studies Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Certificate in Environmental Studies Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Certificate of Pastoral Ministries Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate of Spiritual Direction & Pastoral Counseling Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Community and Public Health Bachelors 2020 Distance Education
Counseling Psychology Masters 1985 On-Site
Counseling Psychology Masters 2020 Distance Education
Criminal Justice Administration Masters 1985 On-Site
Criminal Justice Administration Masters 2009 Distance Education
Criminology and Criminal Justice Associate 2001 On-Site
Criminology and Criminal Justice Associate 2010 Distance Education
Criminology and Criminal Justice Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Criminology and Criminal Justice Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Data Science, Analysis and Visualization Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Professional Doctorate 2019 On-Site
Early Childhood Education Associate 2015 Distance Education
Early Childhood Education Associate 1997 On-Site
Early Childhood Education Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Early Childhood Education Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Education Masters 1996 On-Site
Education Masters 2003 Distance Education
Elementary Education Bachelors 1960 On-Site
Elementary Education Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Elementary Education for Oceania Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
English Bachelors 1957 On-Site
English Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Environmental and Interior Design Associate 2003 On-Site
Environmental and Interior Design Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Environmental Pre-Law Certificate Non-degree 2019 On-Site
Environmental Science Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Environmental Studies Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Forensic Sciences Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration Non-degree 1991 On-Site
Historical and Political Studies Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Historical and Political Studies Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Hogan Entreuprenuers Program Certificate - Graduate Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Humanities Bachelors 1976 On-Site
International Studies Bachelors 1974 On-Site
Liberal Arts Associate 1956 On-Site
Liberal Arts Associate 2014 Distance Education
Management Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Montessori Certificate Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Natural Science Associate 2019 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Organizational Leadership Professional Doctorate 2021 Distance Education
Pastoral Theology Masters 2002 On-Site
Professional Hybrid MBA Masters 2021 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Religious Studies Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Religious Studies Bachelors 1974 On-Site
School Psychology Education Specialist 2020 Distance Education
Secondary Education Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Secondary Education Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Teaching Masters 2011 On-Site
Teaching Masters 2011 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2023 Special Visit
Spring 2023 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 2026 Offsite Review
Spring 2027 Accreditation Visit

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