Statement of Accreditation Status
Hawaii Pacific University

1164 Bishop Street Suite 800
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- 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.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 24, 2016
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: 
2,940
Graduate FTE: 
530
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 Matthew Liao-Troth Senior Vice President and Provost provost [at] hpu.edu
Board of Directors Chair Joachim Cox Chairman of the Board trustees [at] hpu.edu
Chief Academic Officer Matthew Liao-Troth Senior Vice President and Provost provost [at] hpu.edu
Chief Executive Officer John Gotanda President president [at] hpu.edu
Chief Financial Officer Bruce Edwards Chief Financial Officer bedwards [at] hpu.edu
Director Institutional Research Sara Liao-Troth Director of Institutional Research institutionalresearch [at] hpu.edu
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
00707901 Hawaii Loa Campus Kane`ohe Branch Campus Active
00727900 Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu Main Campus Active
727904 Joint Base Hickam Hickam AFB Additional Active
727903 Joint Base Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor 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
Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Advertising and Public Relations Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Anthropology Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Asian and Pacific Studies Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Biochemistry Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 2004 Distance Education
Business Administration (MBA) Masters 1989 On-Site
Business Administration (MBA) Masters 2007 Distance Education
Certificate in Anthropology Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Certificate in Asian Studies Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Certificate in Computer Information Systems Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Certificate in Cultural and Social Analysis Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Certificate in Culture and Language Learning Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Certificate in Forensic Health Science Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Certificate in Gerontology Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Certificate in Hawaii/Pacific Studies Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Certificate in Human Resource Management Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Certificate in Managing our Mortality Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Certificate in Public Anthropology Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Non-degree 1987 On-Site
Certificate in Transcultural Nursing Non-degree 2004 On-Site
Certificate on the Body, Sex and Food Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters 2011 On-Site
Communication Masters 2000 On-Site
Communication Studies Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Computer Science Associate 1997 On-Site
Computer Science Associate 2004 Distance Education
Computer Science Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Criminal Justice Associate 2015 On-Site
Criminal Justice Associate 2015 Distance Education
Criminal Justice Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Criminal Justice Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Diplomacy and Military Studies Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Diplomacy and Military Studies Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Diplomacy and Military Studies (DMS) Masters 1999 On-Site
East-West Humanities Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Education in Education Leadership Masters 2017 On-Site
Education in Education Leadership Masters 2017 Distance Education
Elementary Education Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Elementary Education Masters 2010 On-Site
English Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Environmental Science Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Environmental Studies Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate Non-degree 2005 On-Site
General Studies Associate 2008 Distance Education
General Studies Associate 2008 On-Site
Global Leadership and Sustainable Development Masters 2007 On-Site
Health Professions Associate 2015 On-Site
Health Professions Associate 2015 Distance Education
History Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Homeland Security Associate 2015 On-Site
Homeland Security Associate 2015 Distance Education
Human Resource Development Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Human Resource Development Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Human Resource Management (MAHRM) Masters 1989 On-Site
Individualized Major Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Information Systems (MSIS) Masters 1993 On-Site
Integrated Multimedia Bachelors 2011 On-Site
International Studies Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Journalism Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Marine Biology Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Marine Science Masters 2007 On-Site
Mass Communication Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 1989 On-Site
Mathematics Associate 1993 On-Site
Mathematics Associate 2007 Distance Education
Military Studies Associate 2001 On-Site
Military Studies Associate 2007 Distance Education
Multimedia Cinematic Production Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Nursing (MSN) Masters 1999 On-Site
Nursing Practice Professional Doctorate 2017 Distance Education
Oceanography Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Organizational Change Masters 1997 On-Site
Organizational Change Masters 2004 Distance Education
Political Science Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Analytics Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Consulting Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Culturally Adaptive Leadership Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Environment, Policy & Leadership Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Global Leadership and Sustainability Developme Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Healthcare Management Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Human Resource Management Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Systems Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in International Disaster and Emergency Managemen Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in International Management Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in National Security and Strategic Studies Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Education Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Organizational Change and Development Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical/Pre-Health Studies Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Software Engineering Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Telecommunications Security Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Public Administration Masters 2017 Distance Education
Public Administration Masters 2017 On-Site
Public Administration Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Public Administration Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Public Health Masters 2016 On-Site
Public Health Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Public Health Masters 2016 Distance Education
Secondary Education Masters 2005 On-Site
Social Work Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Social Work Masters 2005 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Supervisory Leadership Associate 2015 On-Site
Supervisory Leadership Associate 2015 Distance Education
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages Masters 2000 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2019 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 2019 Special Visit
Fall 2021 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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