In 1965, four prominent community members recognized the need for higher education in Honolulu. They founded Hawai’i Pacific, an independent not-for-profit liberal arts school which today enrolls over eight thousand students from all fifty states and over one hundred different countries.
The online program is housed and operated by HPU’s Military Campus Program (MCP) with more than three thousand participants. The online program is available to military servicemembers, their families, Veterans, and U.S. Government civilian personnel. The program is non-sequential allowing students to enter at any point. Through the MCP, the university offers online associate’s, bachelor’s, and master's degrees.