University of Hawaii System Accreditation Status

University of Hawai‘i Status of Accreditation

All ten campuses of the university system are separately and regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

a. The UH Community Colleges are accredited by the WASC Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).
b. UH Manoa, UH Hilo, UH West O‘ahu and Maui College are accredited by the WASC Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

Regional accreditation means that, as the result of an external review process, the university is judged to be fulfilling its stated purposes and can be expected to continue to do so. Students and the public can be assured that University of Hawai‘i campuses have met standards of quality across the entire range of institutional activities. Regional accreditation is a basic criterion whereby U.S. higher education institutions accept transfer credit.

Table: University of Hawai‘i Status of Accreditaion
CampusAccrediting BodyStatus
UH SystemEach campus is separately accredited. Visit to the Office of the President, scheduled for fall 2014.
UH ManoaWASC Senior CommissionAccreditation reaffirmed in 2011 for 10 years. Comprehensive review, spring 2021. Interim report due, March 2015.
UH HiloWASC Senior CommissionAccreditation reaffirmed in 2004 for 10 years. Retention and Graduation Report, April 2013. Offsite review, November 2013. Accreditation visit, October 2014.
UH West O‘ahuWASC Senior CommissionAccreditation reaffirmed in 2005 for seven years. Capacity and preparatory review, spring 2012. Educational effectiveness review, fall 2014.
UH Community CollegesEach college is separately accredited. Accreditation reaffirmed for all colleges through 2018—the maximum allowed by ACCJC policy.
Hawai‘i CCWASC-ACCJC CommissionAccredited. Based on prior visit, follow up report to Commission by October 15, 2014.
Honolulu CCWASC-ACCJC CommissionAccredited. Based on prior visit, follow up report to Commission by October 15, 2014.
Kapi‘olani CCWASC-ACCJC CommissionAccredited. Based on prior visit, follow up report to Commission by October 15, 2014.
Kaua‘i CCWASC-ACCJC CommissionAccredited. Based on prior visit, follow up report to Commission by October 15, 2014.
Leeward CCWASC-ACCJC CommissionAccredited. Based on prior visit, follow up report to Commission by October 15, 2014.
Windward CCWASC-ACCJC CommissionAccredited. Based on prior visit, follow up report to Commission by October 15, 2014.
Maui CollegeWASC-Senior CommissionAccreditation transferred from ACCJC to ACSCU in August 2009. Retention and Graduation Report, September 2012. Offsite review, February 2013. Accreditation site visit, April 2014.


WASC Special Visits to the UH System Office

Although the UH System Office is not accredited like a campus or a program, the WASC Senior Commission periodically conducts an UH System Office review in the form of a special visit. The purpose is to shed light on system and campus issues arising in campus accreditation and to enable more effective reviews of each of the campuses.

2012–2013


UH Response to the July 2013 WASC Commission Action Letter, September 2013

WASC Commission Action Letter, Revised July 10, 2013

UH Response to the March 2013 WASC Commission Action Letter, March 2013

WASC Commission Action Letter, March 2013

UH Response to Report of the WASC Special Visit Team, September 2012

Report of the WASC Special Visit Team, September 2012

• UH Response to WASC Follow-Up Questions, September 2012
  1. Response to Follow-Up Questions, September 2012
  2. Attachments
• UH System Office Progress Report, July 2012
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Report Narrative
  3. Data Exhibits
  4. Summary Data Form
  5. Additional Materials

2007


WASC Commission Action Letter, July 2007

Report of the WASC Special Team, May 2007

UH System Office Progress Report, February 2007