Accreditation

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

  1. UH Mānoa, UH Hilo, UH West Oʻahu and UH Maui College are accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
  2. The UH Community Colleges are accredited by the WASC Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

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 Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi Status of Accreditation
Campus    Accrediting Body   Status
UH System Each campus is separately accredited.
UH Mānoa WASC Senior Commission http://manoa.hawaii.edu/wasc/
UH Hilo WASC Senior Commission http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/uhh/accreditation/
UH West Oʻahu WASC Senior Commission https://westoahu.hawaii.edu/about/accreditation/
UH Community Colleges Each college is separately accredited. http://uhcc.hawaii.edu/ovpcc/academic/accreditation
Hawaiʻi CC WASC-ACCJC Commission http://www.hawaii.hawaii.edu/accreditation/
Honolulu CC WASC-ACCJC Commission http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/accreditation
Kapiʻolani CC WASC-ACCJC Commission http://www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/accreditation/
Kauaʻi CC WASC-ACCJC Commission http://kauai.hawaii.edu/accreditation/
Leeward CC WASC-ACCJC Commission http://www2.leeward.hawaii.edu/cs/se/index.html
UH Maui College WASC Senior Commission https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/uhmc-wasc/accreditation-home-page
Windward CC WASC-ACCJC Commission http://windward.hawaii.edu/Accreditation/
Last modified: July 1, 2019