Hawai’i Pacific University is a private and independent, not-for-profit, coeducational university with two main campus locations within Hawaii – one in Honolulu and the other in Kaneohe. Founded in 1965 by four prominent citizens Eureka Forbes, Paul C.T. Loo, Elizabeth W. Kellerman, and the Reverend Edmond Walker, the idea to put up the school was borne out of a desire to have a private liberal arts university in Honolulu.
The largest private university in the central Pacific, Hawai’i Pacific is widely known for its diverse student population of over 9,000 students coming from over 100 countries. Its basic core curriculum is composed mostly of traditional liberal arts courses after which the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its academic colleges of Business Administration; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing and Health Sciences; and its Center for English Language Programs.
Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Hawai’i Pacific University also has an extensive Distance Learning and Online Degree Program. It offers the Master of Arts in Organizational Change, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Information Systems, and the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs completely and 100% online. Designed to mirror or replicate the same programs offered on-campus, these online courses allow the busy working individual to pursue premium-quality higher education wherever he may be.