Kumamoto Gakuen University (Kumamoto Gakuen daigaku) Called Gakuendai or Shōdai, it is a private Japanese university in Kumamoto, Japan. It was established in 1942, at which time Eastern Language Vocational College (Tōyō Gengo Senmon Gakkō) was subsumed into it. It was renamed Kumamoto Language Vocational College (Kumamoto Gengo Senmon Gakkō) in 1945, and was made into Kumamoto Commerce University (Kumamoto shōka daigaku) in 1954.
It acquired its current name, Kumamoto Gakuen University, in 1994. At present, the university has 4 faculties with 11 departments. The university also has an affiliated senior high school, located immediately adjacent to the campus. While the high school is recognized as one of the best in the prefecture, the reputation of the university itself is as a second-rank institution.