University of Hawaiʻi — West Oʻahu
A couple reading textbooks in the UH West Oahu courtyard.


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.

On March 6, 2015, WASC announced that it reaffirmed UH West O‘ahu's accreditation for seven years, through 2022, upon the strengths of its student-centered environment and creation of an organizational commitment to quality assurance by formalizing planning processes across constituencies. For more information view the Commision Action Letter and February 2015 Educational Effectiveness Review report.

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