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: 
2,784
Graduate FTE: 
478
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 Dean for General Education vabordonado [at] hpu.edu
Board of Directors Chair Richard Hunter Chair of the Board of Trustees trustees [at] hpu.edu
Chief Academic Officer Susanne Woods Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs interimprovost [at] hpu.edu
Chief Executive Officer John Gotanda President jgotanda [at] hpu.edu
Chief Financial Officer Bruce Edwards Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer bedwards [at] hpu.edu
Director Institutional Research Sara Liao-Troth Director of Institutional Research institutionalresearch [at] hpu.edu

Documentation not yet available for this institution.

Documentation not yet available for this institution.

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
Fall 2022 Progress Report

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