Honolulu University of the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, or just Honolulu University, is an unaccredited institution of nontraditional higher education (distance learning).
The University was originally founded by Warren Walker as Golden State University in California, United States, and later moved to Hawaii, where it was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in February 1987.
Until 2005 the University was a full institutional member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), which only admits institutions in good standing but is not an accreditation body. In its advertising Honolulu University claims accreditation by "Akademie für Internationale Kultur- und Wissenschaftsförderung", which is not a generally recognized accrediting body in Europe and apparently also is defunct.
Degrees obtained from Honolulu University are illegal to use in the State of Texas.
The institution received media attention because of lawsuits resulting from irregularities related to school agents in Asia who failed to properly disclose the unaccredited status of the school to prospective... Read More