Founded in 1965, Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) is an independent, not-for-profit, coeducational, nonsectarian, career-oriented postsecondary institution located in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

HPU has the following Colleges: College of Business Administration; College of Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Natural and Computational Sciences; College of Nursing and Health Sciences; ELS Language Center.

The University also offers online degree and certificate programs which are taught exclusively or primarily online via the Internet. Online degree programs offered include the Master of Arts in Organizational Change, Master of Arts in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development, Master of Science in Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Programs.

Hawai'i Pacific University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the National League for Nursing. It is also a member of: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing; The American Association of Intensive English Programs; The Executive MBA Council; The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); The National League for Nursing; The National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties.

University Rankings:

- Hawaii Pacific University is placed in Tier 3 in the category "Universities-Master's (West)" by US News & World Report (2010).

- It is in an elite group of less than 6% of universities and colleges across the nation to make NCSA (National Collegiate Scouting Association) Top 100 for 2007.

- Featured in the Barron's Best Buys in College Education (2006 edition), which selects institutions that provide a high-quality educational experience at an affordable price.

- The College Finder ranks HPU as having one of the most diverse student populations in the U.S.

- Listed as one of the top 100 schools in the country (Rugg's Recommendations On The Colleges, 23rd edition).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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