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, and the current accreditation extends to 2022.  The most recent Accreditation Visit Team Report is available here, and the most recent Commission Action Letter regarding the Accreditation Visit is available here.

The School of Education has received accreditation for its education programs (B.Ed. and M.Ed. degrees) by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Nursing Program (BSN and MSN degrees) is approved by the Hawai'i Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

The Social Work program (BSW and MSW degrees) is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC)

Hawai‘i Pacific University Department of Public Health is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. The accreditation review will address the BSPH generalist degree and MPH generalist degree. Other degrees and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review. 


The University is a member of:

  • Hawaii Public Health Association

  • The American Association of Colleges of Nursing

  • The National League for Nursing

  • The National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties

  • The Association of College and Research Libraries