Statement of Accreditation Status
The University of the South Pacific

Laucala Campus, Private Mail Bag
Suva
Fiji
Telephone: 
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 29, 2018
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2018
Undergraduate FTE: 
10,792
Graduate FTE: 
518
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.

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: 
No
 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Richard Coll Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Student Services) richard.coll [at] usp.ac.fj
Board of Directors Chair Winston Thompson Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council winston [at] connect.com.fj
Chief Academic Officer Richard Coll Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Student Services) richard.coll [at] usp.ac.fj
Chief Executive Officer Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President rajesh.chandra [at] usp.ac.fj
Chief Financial Officer Kolinio Boila Executive Director of Finance kolinio.boila [at] usp.ac.fj
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Bachelor of Agriculture (BAgr) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Management) Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts (Marine Management) Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts (Social Work) Bachelors On-Site
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate in Education Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Accounting Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Hotel Management Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Certificate in Education Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel Management Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Bachelor of Commerce in Professional Accounting Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality Management Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Education (BEd) In-Service Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education and Care) Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Bachelor of Geospatial Science Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Bachelor of Laws Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Bachelor of Laws Bachelors 1993 Distance Education
Bachelor of Networks and Security Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Bachelor of Science (BSc) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Bachelor of Science (Marine Science) Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Bachelor of Science and Graduate Certificate in Education Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Software Engineering Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Certificate in Computing Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate in Geospatial Science Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate in Hotel Management Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Certificate in Information Systems Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate in Land Management Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate in Law (Vocational Certificate Programme) Non-degree 1990 On-Site
Certificate in Management Studies Non-degree 1988 On-Site
Certificate in Mathematics Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate in Non-Formal Education Non-degree 1988 On-Site
Certificate in Ocean Resource Management Non-degree 1993 On-Site
Certificate in Official Statistics Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Certificate in Policing Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Certificate in Population Studies and Demography Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate in Social and Community Work Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate in Sustainable Fisheries Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Certificate in Teaching (Primary) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate in Teaching (Secondary) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management Non-degree 1992 On-Site
Diploma in Accounting Studies Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Diploma in Agriculture Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Diploma in Banking Non-degree 1993 On-Site
Diploma in Computing Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care Non-degree 1991 On-Site
Diploma in Economics Non-degree 1990 On-Site
Diploma in Educational Evaluation and Assessment Non-degree 1987 On-Site
Diploma in Educational Leadership and Change Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Diploma in Geospatial Science Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Diploma in Hotel Management Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Diploma in Information Systems Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Diploma in Land Management Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Diploma in Leadership, Governance and Human Rights Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Diploma in Library/Information Studies Non-degree 1990 On-Site
Diploma in Management Studies Non-degree 1988 On-Site
Diploma in Mathematics Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Diploma in Multilingual Studies Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Diploma in Ocean Resources Management and Policy Non-degree 1993 On-Site
Diploma in Official Statistics Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Diploma in Pacific Journalism Non-degree 1998 On-Site
Diploma in Pacific Vernacular Language (Cook Islands Maori) Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Diploma in Police Management Non-degree 2005 On-Site
Diploma in Population Studies and Demography Non-degree 1988 On-Site
Diploma in Prosecutions Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Diploma in Social and Community Work Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education Non-degree 1997 On-Site
Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Diploma in Vernacular Language (Fijian) Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Diploma in Vernacular Language (Hindi) Non-degree 1999 On-Site
Doctor of Philosophy Research Doctorate 1970 On-Site
Doctor of Philosophy (Tourism and Hospitality Management) Research Doctorate 2000 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Education (GCEd) - in English Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Education (GCEd) - in French Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Entreprenuership Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Public Administration Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in School Leadership Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Master of Agriculture Masters 1970 On-Site
Master of Arts Masters 1970 On-Site
Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Business Administration Masters 1995 On-Site
Master of Commerce Masters 2000 On-Site
Master of Commerce (Tourism and Hospitality Management) Masters 2000 On-Site
Master of Computing and Information Systems Masters 2007 On-Site
Master of Education Masters 2001 On-Site
Master of Environmental Law Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Information Systems Masters 2007 On-Site
Master of Laws Masters 2000 On-Site
Master of Science Masters 1970 On-Site
Post Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching Non-degree Distance Education
Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching Non-degree Distance Education
Postgraduate Certificate in Diplomacy and International Affairs Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Administration Non-degree 1997 On-Site
Postgraduate Certificate in Gender Studies Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management Non-degree 1997 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma for General Managers Non-degree 1997 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Analytical Skills Non-degree 1997 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching) Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Environmental Management) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Geography) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (History) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Literature) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Marine Management) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Pacific Studies) Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Psychology) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Social Policy and Administration) Non-degree 1997 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Sociology) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Accounting) Non-degree 1985 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Banking and Finance) Non-degree 1995 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Economics) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Land Management) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Management and Public Administration) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Population Studies and Demography) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Professional Accounting) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Tourism and Hospitality Management) Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Education Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Governance Non-degree 2001 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (Computing) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (Information Systems) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Law Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Biology) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Chemistry) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Environmental Geoscience) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Marine Science) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Mathematics) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Physics) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Professional Certificate in Education Policy and Planning Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Professional Diploma in Legal Practice Non-degree 1997 On-Site
Professional Diploma in Legislative Drafting Non-degree 1998 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2021 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 2022 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Fall 2023 Offsite Review
Spring 2024 Accreditation Visit

No external resources are available for this institution.