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The University of Hawai‘i is a 10 campus system of higher education institutions serving the State of Hawai‘i. The system includes baccalaureate degree-granting institutions - the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, which is a Research I (Extensive), multi-college university with graduate programs. The system also includes seven community colleges - four on O‘ahu and one each on Maui, Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i.
The University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu, the most recent addition to the University of Hawai‘i system, opened its doors in January, 1976 as West O‘ahu College. The name of the institution was changed to the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu by the Board of Regents in 1989.
The University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu is located on the Leeward Community College campus in Pearl City. It is centrally located in an area that includes the Central and Leeward regions of O‘ahu. These regions extend from the Fort Shafter Military Reservation to the North Shore of Haleiwa-Waialua, with the coast of Wai‘anae-Nanakuli forming the southern boundary. West O‘ahu encompasses nearly half of the total land area of O‘ahu including over twenty percent of the total urbanized land area. The composition of the population of west O‘ahu and of the entire State of Hawai‘i reflects the diversified mixture of numerous racial and ethnic groups.