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 Notice regarding the Accreditation Visit is available here.  The University’s response is available here.

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 Public Health Program (BSPH and MPH) is accredited by the  Council on Education for Public Health. . 


The University is a member of:



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.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Bachelor of Education

Master of Education

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Bachelor of Social Work

Master of Social Work