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.
Hawai‘i Pacific University’s highly personalized, student-centered approach offering applied, experiential, and innovative educational programs prepares our graduates to make a positive impact in their workplaces and their communities.
The faculty, staff, students, and overall university community of Hawai‘i Pacific embrace the following values as representative of the spiritual, ethical, and philosophical principles that support our community as well as of the noble ideals to which we collectively aspire.
PONO, meaning righteous, honest and moral, and an energy of necessity.
KULEANA, meaning responsibility and rights, and concern for all interests, property, and people.
ALOHA, meaning hello, goodbye, love, kindness and grace, unity, humility, patience and waiting for the right moment.
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)
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)