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University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

About UH West Oʻahu

No ke Kulanui o Hawaiʻi ma Oʻahu Komohana nei

Since its inception in 1976, the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu has been committed to delivering accessible, affordable higher education to residents on the Leeward Coast through dynamic, flexible, and responsive methods.

UH West Oʻahu moved to its current campus in 2012 and continues to construct new facilities to meet the needs of its growing enrollment. The university strives to be a good community partner by meeting the educational requirements of its community by providing educational programs responsive to the local job market.

UH West Oʻahu offers unique programs such as creative media, cybersecurity, health sciences, hospitality and tourism, and sustainable community food systems – developed to address workforce needs and leverage today’s technologies to train the next generation of community leaders.

Mai ka hoʻokumu ʻia o ke Kulanui o Hawaiʻi ma Oʻahu Komohana ma 1976, hoʻokō ʻia ke ala hele kulanui laulā a pīpiʻi ʻole i hiki ke komo nui nā poʻe o ke Kapa Kai Kona i nā kaʻakālai kākoʻo kānaka: he loliō, palaʻie, a ʻeleu.

Ua neʻe mai ʻo UHWO i ke kahua kula nei ma 2012 a ke kūkulu ʻia nei nō nā keʻena a hālau like ʻole e pono ai ka heluna haumāna e nui nei. Kūlia nō ke kulanui e lilo he pakanā kūpono i ka hoʻolako i ka papahana hoʻonaʻauʻao e pono ai ke kaiāulu nei ma o nā polokalamu i pili i nā ʻoihana o kēia wahi.

Aia ma UHWO nā polokalamu kū kahi e laʻa me ka pāpaho hakuhia, ka palekana ʻenehana,ʻepekema olakino, ka hoʻokipa a mālama malihini, a me nā ʻōnaehana mālaʻai kū mau i kūkulu ʻia e hoʻomākaukau ai i kekahi hanauna hou o nā alakaʻi kaiāulu

QUICK FACTS

1976
year founded

3,082
undergraduate students

20
average class size

ʻIkepili Koke

1976
hoʻokumu ʻia ke kulanui

3,082
haumāna muapuka

20
ka heluna ʻawelike o nā haumāna ma kekahi papa

Our Mission


The University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu offers a distinct, student-centered baccalaureate education that integrates the liberal arts with professional and applied fields. We develop life-long learners enriched and informed by career competencies and educational opportunities that address state, regional, and international needs. As a diverse and inclusive indigenous-serving institution, UH West Oʻahu embraces Native Hawaiian culture and traditions while simultaneously providing an environment where students of all ethnic backgrounds are valued, respected, and supported. Our campus fosters excellence in teaching and learning and serves the community of Hawaiʻi by providing an accessible and affordable college experience.

Our Vision


The University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu is a premier, comprehensive, indigenous-serving institution dedicated to educating students to be engaged global citizens and leaders in society. UH West Oʻahu envisions a supportive and dynamic learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff embody Native Hawaiian values and perpetuate Native Hawaiian culture and in which the inclusion of all individuals is reflected in the institution’s culture, practices, and relationships.

Our Value Proposition

“UH West Oʻahu prepares 21st Century leaders – career creators – through integrated, transdiciplinary programs where learners discover, innovate, and engage diverse communities to create a vibrant and just world!”

Ko Mākou Ala Nuʻukia


Na ke Kulanui o Hawaiʻi ma Oʻahu Komohana kekahi papahana kū kahi i kia i ka haumāna ʻimi kēkelē laepua i loaʻa ka haʻawina liberala i hui pū ʻia me ka haʻawina ʻoihana a me ka haʻawina e hoʻohana ʻia. Hoʻomohala mākou i kānaka aʻo mau i hoʻoikaika ʻia e nā mākau ʻoihana a me nā ala hoʻonaʻauao i hiki ke hoʻolako i ko ka mokuʻāina, māhele ʻāina, a kāuʻāina kekahi. ʻOiai ʻo UHWO he kulanui hoʻoikaika ʻōiwi e komo a hoʻohui ʻia ai nā lau kanaka a noʻonoʻo like ʻole, mālama ʻia ka ʻike kūpuna a me ke kuʻuna Hawaiʻi ma ke kaiapuni i kākoʻo a mahalo ʻia nā mauli a lāhui like ʻole a pau. Hoʻoulu ko mākou kahua kula i ke poʻokela ma ke aʻo aku a aʻo mai ma o ka hoʻoikaika ʻana i ke kaiāulu ʻo Hawaiʻi nei me kekahi ala hoʻonaʻauao laulā a pīpiʻi ʻole.

Ko Mākou Nuʻukia


ʻO ke Kulanui o Hawaiʻi ma Oʻahu Komohana he kulanui hoʻoikaika ʻōiwi i paʻa i ka hoʻonaʻauao poʻokela ma ka papahana holoʻokoʻa e hoʻomākaukau ai i nā haumāna e lilo i mau kupa a alakaʻi papau ma nā kaiapili like ʻole. Ke haku nei ʻo UHWO i kaiapuni aʻo i kākoʻo a ʻeleu kona ʻano, kahi e hoʻokino ai nā haumāna, kumu, a limahana a pau i ka lawena o nā loina Hawaiʻi, kahi e hoʻoikaika ʻia ai ka ʻike [um, and language maybe?] kuʻuna o ka poʻe ʻōiwi, kahi e ʻike ʻia, ma o ka nohona, nā hana kuluma, a me nā pilina, ka mahalo ʻia o nā ʻano kānaka like ʻole a pau.

Kā Mākou Kumumanaʻo ʻo ka Waiwai

Hoʻoikaika ke Kulanui o Hawaiʻi ma Oʻahu Komohana i nā alakaʻi kenekūlia 21st – nā kānaka e kūkulu ana i nā ʻoihana – ma o nā polokalamu o nā kumuhana ʻokoʻa i hoʻonohonoho ʻeleu ʻia no ko nā haumāna aʻo, hoʻohakuhia, a hoʻokaʻaʻike pū ai me nā kaiāulu like ʻole i mea e kālai i nohona kūpono no kākou a pau!”

Top Marks

In 2017, UH West O’ahu was ranked as the Best Small College in Hawaiʻi by Niche.com, which also identified it as the Best Online College in the state. BestValueSchools.com ranked UH West Oʻahu as having the best online offerings of any college in Hawaiʻi. U.S. News and World Report ranked UH West Oʻahu as a top-25 Best Regional College (West).

Nā Māka Helu ʻEkahi

Ma 2017, helu ʻia ʻo UHWO ʻo ia ka “Best Small College” a me ka “Best Online College” ma Hawaiʻi nei na Niche.com. Helu hou ʻia ʻo UHWO ʻo ia ke kulanui me nā papa paʻeʻe maikaʻi loa o nā kōleke ma Hawaiʻi nei na BestValueSchools.com. Na U.S. News and World Report i helu iā UHWO ʻo ia kekahi o nā “top-25 Best Regional College (West)”.

Student Life

Students have the opportunity to get involved with clubs and campus organizations that develop leadership skills and community-oriented approaches to real-world solutions.

Nohona Haumāna

He mau hui a papahana ko ke kahua kula e hoʻoikaika ai i kō ka haumana mākau alakaʻi i ka ʻimi hāʻina i nā pilikia e kū nei ma ka honua.

Leadership

Learn more about Chancellor Maenette Benham and the members of UH West Oʻahu’s senior leadership team.

Ke Kime Hui

E launa mai me ke Poʻo Kula ʻo Maenette Benham a me nā lālā a pau o ke kime alakaʻi ma UHWO.

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