About HPU

Student Body & Faculty

Students on Hawaii Loa campus

Total Enrollment: 6,741

Undergraduates: 5,625

Graduates:  1,116

Male: 45%

Female: 55%

Data primarily comes from IPEDS 12-month enrollment data collection
(for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015).


With students from all 50 states and nearly 80 countries, HPU is one of the most culturally diverse universities in the world. Hawai`i Pacific University is consistently ranked one of the top universities around the world for international diversity by the Institute for International Education (IIE). IIE is considered the preeminent source for international enrollment as the publisher of Open Doors, the annual publication on international enrollment at U.S. universities. The diversity of HPU’s student body is a unique asset that stimulates learning about other cultures firsthand, both inside and outside of the classroom. There is no majority population at HPU. Students are encouraged to examine the values, customs, traditions, and principles of others to gain a clearer understanding of their own perspectives. HPU students develop friendships with students from throughout the United States and the world and form important connections for success in the global economy of the twenty-first century.


HPU is proud to offer 562 full-time and part-time faculty members with outstanding academic and business credentials. A vast majority of HPU faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields. Faculty range from top-level executives at Fortune 500 companies to state government leaders who enliven the learning experience with real-world knowledge.

HPU faculty members are renowned for the personal interest they take in each of their students.  Our student-centered approach and low student-faculty ratio of 13:1 naturally results in personal attention and one-on-one guidance. There are no student assistants; only highly qualified faculty teach classes. Even with 6,700 students, our average class size is less than 20 students.