Since 1976, the University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu has served the people of Hawai‘i and remains a dynamic and diverse place of learning and cultural enrichment. Formerly West O‘ahu College, the university has evolved from a two-year baccalaureate institution to a four-year comprehensive University with academic programs that emphasize the exploration of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies. Founded in the liberal arts, UH West O‘ahu is committed to quality teaching and an environment that fosters life-long learning.
UH West O’ahu is located in the City of Kapolei on the island of O’ahu. The average enrollment is about 2,700 students via on-campus and distance learning. The University offers six bachelor’s degree programs in 32 areas of study as well as seven certificate programs. Nearly 14% of enrolled students live on the neighbor islands.
The University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu is committed to continuous improvement in all areas of the campus and demonstrates this commitment by our engagement in the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation process. UH West O’ahu is fully accredited by WASC, our regional accreditation agency. The University first received WASC accreditation in February 1981 and has been reaccredited in all subsequent reviews.
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