The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC). WSCUC, one of six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, evaluates and accredits institutions in California, Hawaiʻi, and the Pacific Islands. UH Mānoa has been fully accredited since 1955. The previous comprehensive review culminated in 2011 with a ten-year reaffirmation, the longest reaffirmation period granted by WSCUC.
- WSCUC Statement of Accreditation Status for UH Mānoa
- Download WSCUC Verification of Accreditation for UH Mānoa (PDF)
Owing to the success of the 2011 review, our 2021 review will be conducted under a new approach recently approved by WSCUC, entitled the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR). Through the TPR, we will demonstrate our compliance with accreditation standards by focusing on themes and issues of importance to our campus.
Previous Accreditation Review Documents
- WASC Letter Regarding Mid-Cycle Review (2016) (pdf)
- WASC Letter Regarding Interim Report (2015) (pdf)
- Interim Report (2015) (pdf)
- WSCUC Commission Letter Regarding the Educational Effectiveness Review (2011) (pdf)
- WSCUC Educational Effectiveness Team Report (2011) (pdf)
- WSCUC Commission Letter Regarding the Capacity & Preparatory Review (2010) (pdf)
- WSCUC Capacity and Preparatory Team Report (2009) (pdf)
- WSCUC Institutional Proposal (2006) (pdf)