About HPU

HPU At A Glance

Founded in 1965, Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) has grown to become the state's leading private, non-profit Students at Hawaii Loa campusuniversity with a student population of nearly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. HPU is one of the most culturally diverse universities in America with students from all 50 U.S. states and nearly 80 countries. HPU prides itself on maintaining strong academic programs, small class sizes, individual attention to students, and a diverse faculty and student population.

Mission, Vision and Values Statements

We hold ourselves to our Mission, Vision and Values Statements to its highest esteem and honor. Click here to view what these values and mission are. 

University History

Hawai‘i Pacific University was founded in 1965 as an independent, not-for-profit, coeducational, nonsectarian, post-secondary institution. Click here for more information.

Accreditations & Memberships

Hawai'i Pacific University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has a number of additional accreditations and memberships from nationally recognized groups. Click here for more information.

Rankings & Achievements

Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) has received a number of accolades for academic excellence, international diversity, and the affordability of the private education we offer. Click here for more information.

Campuses & Facilities

HPU combines the excitement of an urban downtown campus with the serenity of a residential campus set in the green foothills of the windward side of the island. With high-tech computer labs and executive classrooms, HPU facilities provide students some of the best and newest technology at their fingertips. HPU is also affiliated with the Oceanic Institute, a 56-acre aquaculture research facility. Click here for more information.

The HPU Oceanic Institute at Makapu'u Point


HPU Oceanic Institute at Makapu'u Point

Academic Degrees Offered

HPU offers more than 50 acclaimed undergraduate programs, and 14 distinguished graduate programs. Click here for more information.

Tuition & Related Expenses

With tuition almost half the U.S. average for private colleges, HPU provides a quality education at an affordable cost. Click here for more information.

Student Body & Faculty

With students from all 50 states and nearly 80 countries, HPU is one of the most culturally diverse universities in the world. Click here for more information.

Athletics & Cheer/Dance

As a member of the NCAA Division II for intercollegiate sports, HPU has a full set of men’s and women’s sports and can provide scholarships to its student athletes. HPU's Women’s Softball Team as well as its Cheerleading Squad and Dance Team have received national championship titles. Click here for more information.

Alumni

HPU students come from around the world, so it’s not surprising that there are HPU alumni chapters around the world in which our graduates network. Click here for more information.