WASC Accreditation

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. It evaluates and accredits schools, colleges, and universities in California, Hawaiʻi, and the Pacific Islands. As a research university, Mānoa is evaluated by the WASC Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. To remain accredited institutions must meet WASC Standards and satisfy WASC Criteria for Review.

Mānoa was last reviewed by WASC through a three-step process which started in 2006 with the development of an Institutional Proposal, progressed through a Capacity and Preparatory Review in 2009, and culminated in an Educational Effectiveness Review in 2011. All reports submitted to WASC through this review are available by clicking on the link below. At the end of the process, Mānoa’s accreditation was reaffirmed through Spring 2021. This ten-year reaffirmation is the longest reaffirmation period that is granted by WASC. A copy of the WASC Commission letter can be downloaded from the link below.


Links:
WASC webpage
Commission Letter