Earn an advanced credential designed for your lifestyle
Hawai‘i Pacific University understands that your graduate education needs to fit in with your already full schedule. That’s why we’ve built our 100% online programs with you as the focus. When you join the HPU ‘ohana, or “family,” you can prepare to grow in your career while applying new skills immediately.
Fusing our unmatched cultural diversity with personal support and seamless virtual instruction, HPU’s online programs allow modern professionals to explore the subjects they’re most passionate about so they can graduate career- and world-ready.
Why Study With HPU?
Our Mission and Values
Hawai‘i Pacific University is an international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawai‘i. Students from around the world join us for an American education built on a liberal arts foundation. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society.
Home to over 5,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, we offer a unique combination of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives. We’ve worked hard to build a learning environment where everyone feels included and empowered to make a positive impact in their communities.
Our commitment to inclusion is directly evidenced in our value system of pono, kuleana, and aloha. These enduring Hawai’ian values color everything we do, including how we educate students in our online graduate programs.
Meaning “righteous, honest and moral, and an energy of necessity.”
Meaning “responsibility and rights, and concern for all interests, property, and people.”
Meaning “hello, goodbye, love, kindness and grace, unity, humility, patience, and waiting for the right moment.”
Accreditation and Rankings
Recognized as one of the top Regional Universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report
Ranked among the top 8% of private universities for graduates’ income mobility for 2017 (New York Times)
Named the Best Online College in Hawai‘i for return on investment (OnlineU, 2020)
Accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC/WSCUC)
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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).