Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) goes back to 1965, was a group of Hawaiian citizens applied to establish a not-for-profit college to be known as the Hawaii Pacific College. The State of Hawaii granted the charter resulting in the incorporation of the college towards the end of that year. The entity expanded almost immediately by merging with the Honolulu Christian College in 1966.
Starting as a single campus college, the school expanded over the years and today boasts three campuses. The university’s main campus, the Downtown campus, is located in downtown Honolulu. The university’s other campus, the Hawaii Loa Campus, is situated eight miles away and is built on 135 acres of land. On the windward coast of Hawaii is the college’s third campus, the Oceanic Institute.
The university is also represented on military installations on the island of Oahu and has campuses on several military bases including the historical Pearl Harbor Naval Base, the Marine Corps Base of Hawaii and the Hickam Air Force Base.