The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is a premier research university of international standing. Mānoa is the flagship of the University of Hawaiʻi System, the state's sole public university system governed by a 12-member Board of Regents. A land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution, Mānoa creates, refines, disseminates, and perpetuates human knowledge; offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees through the doctoral level; carries out advanced research; and extends services to the community.
Located in Mānoa Valley on the island of Oʻahu, our university was founded in 1907 under the auspices of the Morrill Act as a land-grant college of agriculture and mechanic arts. With the addition of a College of Arts and Sciences in 1920, the college became the University of Hawaiʻi, and in 1972, it became the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to distinguish it from the other units in the growing UH system.
Today more than 20,400 students are enrolled in Mānoa courses, on campus or via distance delivery. Classified as a Carnegie Doctoral (Research University/ Very High Research Activity) institution, Mānoa offers 87 bachelor's degrees, 87 master's degrees, and 51 doctorates. We also offer first professional degrees in law, medicine, and architecture. Approximately 69 percent of Mānoa students are undergraduates, 57 percent are of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, and 56 percent are women. Mānoa's special distinction is found in its Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific orientation and unique location.
The University of Hawaiʻi was first accredited by the Western College Association in 1952. The Mānoa campus is currently accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Twenty-eight professional programs are also accredited by appropriate agencies.