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University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu

91-1001 Farrington Highway

Kapolei, HI 96707

United States

Telephone: 808-689-2800


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

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 24, 2022

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. 1977

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1981

Undergraduate FTE: 2,072

Graduate FTE: 0

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

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. Multi-institution System

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 OfficerJessica MirandaExecutive Director of Strategic Directions, Assessment, and
Board of Directors ChairGabriel LeeActing Chair,
Chief Academic OfficerHarald BarkhoffVice Chancellor for Academic
Chief Executive OfficerMaenette
Chief Financial OfficerDavid McDonaldVice Chancellor for
Director Institutional ResearchJohn StanleyDirector of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
02107800University of Hawaii – West OahuKapoleiMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Applied Forensic AnthropologyNon-degree2006On-Site
Applied ScienceBachelors2008On-Site
Applied ScienceBachelors2022Distance Education
Asian StudiesNon-degree2017On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Creative MediaBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Creative MediaBachelors2019Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in HumanitiesBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of EducationBachelors2021Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in CybersecurityBachelors2020On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Natural ScienceBachelors2019On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors1981On-Site
Business AdministrationBachelors1981Distance Education
Certificate in Hawaiian LanguageNon-degree2022On-Site
Certificate in Hawaiian LanguageNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and HealingNon-degree2020On-Site
Certificate in Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and HealingNon-degree2021Distance Education
Certificate in Hawaiian-Pacific StudiesNon-degree2022On-Site
Certificate in Hawaiian-Pacific StudiesNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in Labor StudiesNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in Long Term CareNon-degree2021Distance Education
Certificate in Sustainability IssuesNon-degree2020On-Site
Certificate in Sustainability IssuesNon-degree2021Distance Education
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency ManagementNon-degree2014Distance Education
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency ManagementNon-degree2014On-Site
Gender StudiesNon-degree2019On-Site
Health Care AdministrationNon-degree2007Distance Education
Health Care AdministrationNon-degree2007On-Site
Public AdministrationBachelors1981On-Site
Public AdministrationBachelors1981Distance Education
Risk Management and InsuranceNon-degree2012Distance Education
Risk Management and InsuranceNon-degree2012On-Site
Social SciencesBachelors2001On-Site
Social SciencesBachelors2001Distance Education
Substance Abuse and Addictions StudiesNon-degree2003On-Site
Substance Abuse and Addictions StudiesNon-degree2003Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Interim Report
Fall2029Offsite Review
Spring2030Accreditation Visit