Statement of Accreditation Status
Hawaii Pacific University

500 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

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.

007279
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited with Notice of Concern indicates that the institution, while it currently meets WASC Standards, is in danger of being found out of compliance with one or more Standards if current trends continue. It may also be issued if an institution is removed from sanction and the Commission wishes to emphasize the need for continuing progress. Formal Notice of Concern requires a special visit within four years to assess progress. If the Commission's concerns are not addressed by that time, a sanction is imposed.

Accredited with Notice of Concern
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 14, 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.

1971
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1973
Undergraduate FTE: 
2,756
Graduate FTE: 
430
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.

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.

Semester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Valentina Abordonado Assistant Provost vabordonado [at] hpu.edu
Board of Directors Chair Richard Hunter Chair of the Board of Trustees trustees [at] hpu.edu
Chief Academic Officer Jennifer Walsh Senior Vice President and Provost provost [at] hpu.edu
Chief Executive Officer John Gotanda President jgotanda [at] hpu.edu
Chief Financial Officer David Kostecki Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer dkostecki [at] hpu.edu
Director Institutional Research Kristine White Director, Office of Institutional Research krwhite [at] hpu.edu
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
00707901 Hawaii Loa Campus Kane`ohe Additional Active
00727900 Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu Main Campus Active
Island Pacific Academy Kapolei Additional Active
727904 Joint Base Hickam Hickam AFB Additional Active
727903 Joint Base Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor Additional Active
Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama Campus Honolulu Additional Active
727907 Makapu'u Campus Waimanalo Additional Active
727908 MCBH Camp Smith Education Center MCBH Camp Smith Additional Active
727902 MCBH Kaneohe Education Center Kaneohe Additional Active
727906 Schofield Barracks Schofield Barra Additional Active
727905 Tripler Army Medical Center Tripler AMC Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Associate of Arts in General Studies Associate 2008 Distance Education
Associate of Arts in General Studies Associate 2008 On-Site
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Associate 2015 On-Site
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Associate 2015 Distance Education
Associate of Science in Cybersecurity Associate 1997 On-Site
Associate of Science in Cybersecurity Associate 2004 Distance Education
Associate of Science in Health Professions Associate 2015 On-Site
Associate of Science in Health Professions Associate 2015 Distance Education
Associate of Science in Homeland Security Associate 2015 On-Site
Associate of Science in Homeland Security Associate 2015 Distance Education
Associate of Science in Mathematics Associate 1993 On-Site
Associate of Science in Mathematics Associate 2007 Distance Education
Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies Associate 2018 Distance Education
Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies Associate 2018 On-Site
Associate of Science in Supervisory Leadership Associate 2015 On-Site
Associate of Science in Supervisory Leadership Associate 2015 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Markets Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Cinematic Multimedia Arts Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Practices Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in East-West Humanities Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in English Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in History Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Development Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Development Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Major Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Bachelor of Public Administration Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Bachelor of Public Administration Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Biology Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Engineering Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Bachelors 2004 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Diplomacy and Military Studies Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Diplomacy and Military Studies Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Individualized Major Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Oceanography Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Public Health Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Bachelor of Social Work Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Certificate in Environment, Policy, and Leadership Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Certificate in Global Leadership and Sustainability Development Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Non-degree 1987 On-Site
Certificate in Transcultural Nursing Non-degree 2004 On-Site
Doctor in Clinical Psychology Professional Doctorate 2020 On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice Professional Doctorate 2017 Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language Non-degree 2020 Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in National Security and Strategic Studies Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management Non-degree 2018 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Security Studies Non-degree 2020 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Security Studies Non-degree 2020 Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters 2011 On-Site
Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies Masters 1999 On-Site
Master of Arts in Human Resource Management Masters 1989 On-Site
Master of Arts in Organization Development and Change Management Masters 1997 On-Site
Master of Arts in Organization Development and Change Management Masters 2004 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Strategic Communication Masters 2000 On-Site
Master of Arts in Sustainability Masters 2007 On-Site
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages Masters 2000 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters 1989 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters 2007 Distance Education
Master of Education in Education Leadership Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Education in Education Leadership Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Education in Elementary Education Masters 2010 On-Site
Master of Education in Secondary Education Masters 2005 On-Site
Master of Public Administration Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Public Administration Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Public Health Masters 2016 On-Site
Master of Public Health Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Science in Business Analytics and Information Security Masters 1993 On-Site
Master of Science in Criminal Justice Masters 2020 On-Site
Master of Science in Criminal Justice Masters 2019 Distance Education
Master of Science in Marine Science Masters 2007 On-Site
Master of Science in Nursing Masters 1999 On-Site
Master of Social Work Masters 2005 On-Site
Post Master's Certificate: Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical/Pre-Health Studies Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit
Fall 2022 Progress Report

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