About | Accreditation and Affiliations

Degree Programs Receive Specialized Accreditations:

School of Nursing

Environmental + Interior Design

School of Business & Communication

Chaminade University Accreditation and Affiliations



Since February 1960, Chaminade University has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the nationally recognized agency for accreditation of post-secondary institutions in its area of the United States. The current accreditation report by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges may be reviewed during business hours in the Sullivan Family Library.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accrediting Commissions for Senior Colleges & Universities
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
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Phone: 510.748.9001
Fax: 510.748.9797
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American Association of Higher Education
American College of Education
American Montessori Society
American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Governing Boards
Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry
Association of Marianist Universities
Campus Compact
College Entrance Examination Board
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Council of Independent Colleges
Faculty Resources Network of New York University
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
The Leadership Alliance
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Catholic Education Association
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Associate Degree Program
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Western College Association


WASC Assessment

Accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The baccalaureate nursing program at Chaminade University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. To learn more about our specialized program, visit the School of Nursing web site.





Accreditation for Environmental + Interior Design


Accreditation Status
The Environmental + Interior Design program (EID) is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the body that oversees and evaluates academic standards for baccalaureate institutions.

Chaminade University offers the only degree-granting Environmental + Interior Design program in the state of Hawaii. Our comprehensive Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program prepares students to embark upon a successful career in interior design, environmental design, and other design-related fields. The degree satisfies the educational requirement for professional licensing through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), as well as prepares students for post-graduate studies and entry-level positions in the field. To learn more about this program, visit the Environmental + Interior Design web site


Accreditation for the School of Business and Communication

Chaminade University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

IACBE Accreditation