Since 1976, the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu has served the people of Hawai‘i and remains a dynamic and diverse place of learning and cultural enrichment. Formerly West O‘ahu College, the university has evolved from a two-year baccalaureate institution to a four-year comprehensive University with academic programs that emphasize the exploration of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies. Founded in the liberal arts, UH West O‘ahu is committed to quality teaching and an environment that fosters life-long learning.
UH West O'ahu is located in the City of Kapolei on the island of O'ahu. The average enrollment is about 2,700 students via on-campus and distance learning. Nearly 14% of enrolled students live on the neighbor islands. The average age of students is 27 of which 41% report their ethnicity as Asian, 14% Caucasian, 28% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 14% mixed, 3% other.