UH Hilo is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission.

Contact information: 1080 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 500 Alameda, CA 94501; Tel: (510) 748-9001; Fax: (510) 748-9797; 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 on the Accreditation website.

Education Programs

UH Hilo has two state approved programs for teacher licensure by the Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board through the State Approval of Teacher Education Program (SATEP) process. Additionally, each program is accredited through the following accreditation bodies:

  1. The School of Education Master of Arts in Teaching Program within the College of Arts and Sciences is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).
  2. The Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Program within the Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language is accredited by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC).

Contact Information: Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board, 650 Iwilei Rd, #201, Honolulu, HI 96817; Tel: (808) 586-2600; Email:

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

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

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact information: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Tel: (404) 975-5000; Fax: (404) 975-5020; 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:

Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy

The Daniel K. Inouye 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

All of the units of Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language are accredited by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium. Contact information: WINHEC Head Office, PO Box 1470, Kāneʻohe, HI 96744;;

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; Web: