University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014


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UH Hilo is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Contact information for the Commission is as follows: 985 Atlantic Avenue, Ste. 100, Alameda, CA 94501; Tel: (510) 748-9001; Fax: (510) 748-9797; Email:; Web:

Students may transfer credits to other American or foreign universities on the same basis as course credits are transferred by other accredited American universities. Documents relating to the accreditation of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo are available to the public at the Edwin H. Mookini Library and at

Education Programs

UH Hilo has two programs accredited by the Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board through the State Approval of Teacher Education Program (SATEP) process:

  1. The Education Department Teacher Education Program within the College of Arts and Sciences
  2. Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Program within the Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language.

Contact Information:

Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board
650 Iwilei Rd, #201
Honolulu, Hi 96817
Tel: (808) 586-2619

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

The MA program in Counseling Psychology is accredited by the Masters in Psychology Accreditation Council, P.O. Box 721173, Norman, OK, 73070; Tel: (405) 329-2424; Web:

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Contact information: 61 Broadway - 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006; Tel: (212) 363-5555 or 1-800-669-1656 (ext. 153); Fax: (212) 812-0390: Web:

College of Business and Economics

Programs in the College of Business and Economics are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Contact information: 777 South Harbor Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602-5730; Tel: (813) 769-6500; Fax: (813) 769-6559; Web:

College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Pharmacy Education. Contact information: ACPE, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109; Tel: (312) 664-3575; Fax: (312) 664-4652; Email:

Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language

Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani and all of its units are accredited by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium. Contact information: WINHEC Head Office
Sámi University College
Hánnoluohkká 45
NO-9520 Guovdageaidnu
Tel: + 47 78 44 84 00


English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) is accredited by the Commission on English Language (CEA). Contact information: CEA 801 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; Tel: (703) 519-2070; Fax: (703)519-2071; Website:


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