University of Hawaii Maui College

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University of Hawaiʻi Maui College
University of Hawaii Maui College.svg
MottoMa luna a'e o na lahui a pau ke ola o ke kanaka
(Hawaiian, "Above all nations is humanity")
TypePublic, Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant
ChancellorLui Hokoana, EdD
PresidentDavid Lassner
Undergraduates3,318 (2017)
Location, ,
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
CampusUrban, 78 acres
NicknameRainbow Warriors (men)
Rainbow Wahine (women)

The University of Hawai'i Maui College (UHMC) 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, UHMC 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.[1] 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 2010, 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 was changed in order to provide a more accurate reflection of UH Maui College's three baccalaureate degrees.


University of Hawaii Maui College campus, September 2019

Campus Buildings[edit]

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


Campus Art[edit]

Campus art includes:

  • Alakahi, coral sculpture by Peter Bal, 1976
  • Maui, wood and metal sculpture by Kim Chung, 1973
  • Na Moku ʻEkolu (Three Islands), cast and welded silicon bronze sculpture by Sean K. L. Browne, 1985
  • Wind and Sea, bronze sculpture by Bruce Turnbull, 1992
  • Dolphin, stainless steel sculpture by Linlee Boulet, Eric T. Sato, Gwen Brush and John Ringer, 1987


UHMC offers Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees in:

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

Degrees and certificates are also offered in the following areas.

Career & Technical
Accounting YesY YesY
Administration of Justice YesY YesY YesY
Agriculture and Natural Resources YesY YesY YesY
Auto Body Repair and Painting YesY YesY YesY
Automotive Technology YesY YesY YesY YesY
Business Administration YesY YesY YesY
Business Technology YesY YesY YesY
Construction Technology YesY YesY YesY YesY
Creative Media YesY
Culinary Arts YesY YesY YesY
Dental Hygiene YesY
Early Childhood Education YesY YesY YesY
Electronic & Computer Engineering Tech YesY YesY YesY
Fashion Technology YesY YesY YesY
Hospitality & Tourism YesY YesY YesY
Human Services YesY YesY YesY
Nursing Career Ladder YesY YesY YesY YesY
Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts YesY YesY
Hawaiian Studies YesY YesY
Natural Science YesY
Baccalaureate Programs
Applied Business & Information Technology YesY
Engineering Technology YesY
Sustainable Science Management YesY YesY
  • CPD - Certificate of Professional Development
  • CO - Certificate of Competence
  • CA - Certificate of Achievement
  • AAS - Associate in Applied Science
  • AS - Associate in Science
  • ASC - Academic Subject Certificate
  • AA - Associate in Arts
  • BAS - Bachelor of Applied Science

Student life[edit]


  1. ^ "Facilities - University of Hawaii Maui College". Maui County, HI - Official Website. County of Maui. Retrieved 15 March 2019.

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