The main goal of Chaminade University is to provide a rich educational experience. Chaminade is a place where people grow: professionally, intellectually, spiritually. 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.
The University offers 23 undergraduate degree programs on its main Honolulu campus. It has 7 graduate degree programs. Moreover, it offers several degree opportunities for working adults, through evening and weekend courses in satellite locations and online.
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.
Chaminade has several defining characteristics that set it apart from many institutions of higher learning. Chaminade has a highly diverse population, with many minorities represented. Most distinctively, Chaminade has a high proportion of Asian/Hawaii ancestry students and Pacific Islanders.
The financial aid program at Chaminade University is comprised of funding from federal, institutional and external sources, and amounts to an annual operation that exceeds $20,000,000. Of these sources, the majority share of funding, 60%, comes from the federal government.
Institutional programs, in the form of various grants and scholarships, constitute about 21%. While the remaining 14% comes from aid assistance, which are, external to Chaminade, such as outside scholarships and state loan programs.