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Introduction to Chaminade University

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About Chaminade

Chaminade University, the only Catholic university in Hawaii, provides a rich educational experience. Chaminade is a place where people grow: professionally, intellectually and spiritually.

Ingredients of a Chaminade education include:

  • Academic excellence
  • Professional preparation
  • Close involvement with professors and classmates
  • A supportive campus atmosphere and a vibrant campus life
  • Opportunities to contribute to society while still in school
  • Multi-cultural awareness and understanding

Degree Programs

  • 19 undergraduate degree programs on our main Honolulu campus. »More
  • 7 graduate degree programs. »More
  • 15 degree opportunities for working adults, through evening and weekend courses in satellite locations and online »More

Marianist Heritage

The Society of Mary, the Marianists, founded Chaminade University in 1955 (as St. Louis Junior College.) Marianists are characterized by progressive ideals and inclusiveness.
» More about Marianists


Chaminade University offers its students an education in a collaborative learning environment that prepares them for life, service and successful careers.
» To complete statement of Mission and Committments

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Exciting Progress

Chaminade continues to grow and evolve as an institution of higher learning. In the last 10 years, Chaminade has greatly expanded its facilities, added faculty and expertise, and added programs.
» What's new at Chaminade
» Our Strategic Plan (pdf)