University of Hawaii Maui College

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University of Hawaiʻi Maui College
Seal of the University of Hawaiʻi Maui
Seal of the University of Hawaiʻi Maui
Motto Ma luna a'e o na lahui a pau ke ola o ke kanaka
(Hawaiian, "Above all nations is humanity")
Type Public, Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant
Established 1931
Chancellor Lui Hokoana, EdD
President David Lassner
Undergraduates 3,318 (2017)
Location Kahului, HI, USA
20°53′28″N 156°28′44″W / 20.891°N 156.479°W / 20.891; -156.479Coordinates: 20°53′28″N 156°28′44″W / 20.891°N 156.479°W / 20.891; -156.479
Campus Urban, 78 acres
Nickname Rainbow Warriors (men)
Rainbow Wahine (women)

The University of Hawai'i Maui College is a public, co-educational commuter college in Kahului, Hawaiʻi on the island of Maui. It is one of ten branches of the University of Hawaiʻi system anchored by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Honolulu and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

In addition to its main campus in Kahului, UH-Maui College also runs four education centers within Maui County: Lahaina Education Center in Lahaina and Hāna Education Center in Hāna; Molokai Education Center on the island of Molokaʻi; and Lānai Education Center on the island of Lānaʻi.


The University of Hawaiʻi, Maui College was founded in 1931 as the Maui Vocational School. In 1958 its name was changed to Maui Technical School. The college was incorporated into the University of Hawaiʻi System on July 1, 1965 after the Hawaiʻi State Legislature enacted the Community College Act which established a statewide community college system under the UH System.

In 1966 its name was changed to Maui Community College after the UH Board of Regents authorized the college to confer degrees in Associates in Arts and Associates in Science.

In Spring of 2011, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation Board approved the name change from Maui Community College to University of Hawaiʻi Maui College. The name change provides a more accurate reflection of UH Maui College's three baccalaureate degrees.


Campus Buildings[edit]

  • Kaʻaʻike
  • Laulima
  • Hoʻokipa
  • Ka Lama
  • Kūpaʻa
  • The Learning Center
  • Noiʻi
  • ʻIke Leʻa
  • ʻina
  • Pilina


Campus Art[edit]

Campus art includes:


Degrees Offered[edit]

UH Maui College offers Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees in:

  • Applied Business and Information Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Sustainable Science Management

Degrees and certificates are also offered in:

  • Accounting (AAS, CA)
  • Administration of Justice (AAS, CA, CO)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources (AAS, CA, CC, CO)
  • Allied Health (AS, CA, CC, CO)
  • Auto Body Repair and Painting (AAS, CA, CC, CO)
  • Automotive Technology (AAS, CA, CO)
  • Baking (AAS, CO)
  • Business Careers (AAS, CA, CO)
  • Business Technology (AAS, CA, CC, CO)
  • Culinary Arts (AAS, CA, CC, CO)
  • Dental Assisting (CC)
  • Dental Hygiene (AS)
  • Early Childhood Education (AS, CA, CC, CO)
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology (AS, CA, CO)
  • Fashion Technology (AAS, CA, CO)
  • Floriculture and Landscape Maintenance (AAS, CA)
  • Horticulture and Landscape Maintenance (AAS, CA)
  • Hospitality and Tourism (AAS, CA, CC)
  • Human Services (AS, CA, CO)
  • Information Processing Specialty (AAS)
  • Liberal Arts (AA, ASC)
  • Legal Office Specialty (AAS)
  • Natural Science (AS)
  • Nursery Management (CA)
  • Practical Nurse (CA)
  • Registered Nurse (AS)
  • Restaurant Supervision (AAS)
  • Substance Abuse Counseling (AS, CA, CC, CO)
  • Sustainable Tropical Crop Management (AAS, CA, CO)
  • Sustainable Construction Technology Program (AAS, CA, CC, CO)
  • Therapeutic Activity Aide (CC, CO)

Student life[edit]

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