Accreditation

The University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu is committed to continuous improvement in all areas of the campus and demonstrates this commitment by our engagement in the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation process. UH West O'ahu is fully accredited by WASC, our regional accreditation agency. The University first received WASC accreditation in February 1981 and has been reaccredited in all subsequent reviews.

The WASC Accreditation process aids institutions in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.

The WASC Review is a six-year cycle and is divided into three stages:

  • Institutional Proposal
  • Capacity and Preparatory Review (Due Spring 2012) — WASC Visit Team Schedule
  • Educational Effectiveness Review (Due Fall 2014)

Our website offers resources to help you better understand the accreditation process. Learn how to participate by visiting the WASC (Senior Schools Commission) website