Accreditations and Memberships

Accreditations and Memberships


Hawai'i Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The university has been accredited since 1973. WSCUC reaffirmed HPU’s  accreditation on July 11, 2022, extending it to 2028; correspondence is posted here.  The July 11, 2022 letter from WSCUC is available on pages 1-3, HPU’s response to the WSCUC site team’s report is available on pages 4-16, and the WSCUC site team report is available on pages 17-63  The timeline and committee membership for the February 2022 WSCUC Reaffirmation of Accreditation visit is available here.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, post-graduate APRN certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Hawai'i Pacific University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

The Social Work programs (BSW and MSW degrees) are ccredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Public Health programs (BSPH and MPH degrees) are accredited by the  Council on Education for Public Health. . 

The Education programs (B.Ed. and M.Ed. in Elementary Education and the M.Ed. in Secondary Education degrees) are approved by the Hawai'i Teacher Standards Board and are accredited by the  Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

The HPU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Honolulu, HI is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). 

The HPU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Las Vegas, NV submitted their application for candidacy on May 1, 2024, to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

The HPU Doctor of Occupational Therapy Programs (Honolulu and Las Vegas) has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).


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In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education State Authorization Rule, which takes effect July 1, 2020, HPU is pleased to share disclosure information about how our educational requirements meet the requirements for professional licensure within each state. The information for individual programs can be found below.