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16 Schools in Hawaii Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Argosy University-Hawaii

    Honolulu, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,053
    Years Accredited
    2 (2011)
    Student Population
    733
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Brigham Young University-Hawaii

    Laie, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,630
    Years Accredited
    54 (1959)
    Student Population
    3,771
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Chaminade University of Honolulu

    Honolulu, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $19,330
    Years Accredited
    54 (1960)
    Student Population
    3,806
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Hawaii Community College

    Hilo, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,558
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    4,832
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Hawaii Pacific University

    Honolulu, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $18,600
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    9,819
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
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  7. School Name

    Heald College-Honolulu

    Honolulu, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,020
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    3,017
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Honolulu Community College

    Honolulu, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,454
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    6,270
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Kapiolani Community College

    Honolulu, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,484
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    12,669
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Kauai Community College

    Lihue, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,484
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    1,746
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Leeward Community College

    Pearl City, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,469
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    10,939
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    University of Hawaii at Hilo

    Hilo, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,184
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    4,851
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Honolulu, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,404
    Years Accredited
    59 (1955)
    Student Population
    23,898
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    University of Hawaii Maui College

    Kahului, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,550
    Years Accredited
    4 (2010)
    Student Population
    5,948
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  15. School Name

    University of Hawaii-West Oahu

    Kapolei, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,602
    Years Accredited
    33 (1981)
    Student Population
    2,104
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  16. School Name

    University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus

    Honolulu, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,320
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    1,985
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Windward Community College

    Kaneohe, HI
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,464
    Years Accredited
    37 (1977)
    Student Population
    3,798
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
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College Costs

Hawaii is awash in higher education options, with more than 15 public and private (non-profit and for profit) four year schools and a half dozen two-year colleges. Over the last five years, the cost of higher education in the Aloha state rose at a rate of 46%, compared to the national average of 30%. In Hawaii, the cost of attending a four year private college is third lowest in the country, and the cost for out of state students attending state schools is among the lowest in the country.

College Enrollment

The Hawaii Free Press reported in the fall of 2013 that the state university system experienced a drop of 2.2% in enrollments for the fall of that year. However, the drop appears to be little more than a momentary pause, especially when compared to the 17% increase reported system wide since 2007 and the almost 30% growth rate when private schools are factored into the equation. While enrollment is high, program completion is another issue when it comes to students attending two year schools where even the unsatisfactory national graduation rate of 18% is not met, with only 13% of enrolled Hawaiians completing their coursework.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • HI 529: UPromise Investments, inc. is the manager of Hawaii's College Savings Program. The plan can be set up for students regardless of where they reside or where they attend school, meaning grandparents and other Hawaiian residents can take advantage. Investment grow on a tax deferred basis and remain tax-free if they are used to offset tuition and related expenses.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Hawaii P-20: This is a state sponsored initiative intended to expand and improve educational outcomes for Hawaii's students. The program begins with early childhood education programs and follows student through high school graduation and beyond. The goal of the program is to increase the percentage of Hawaiians holding a college degree to 55 % by 2025.
    • Gear Up Hawaii: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs was designed to work in conjunction with the Hawai'i P-20 program, focusing its efforts on low-income students in middle and high school.
  4. Higher Education News

    • University of Hawaii News: The official news outlet of the state university, providing coverage on issues related to one or all of the 10 state campuses.
    • Honolulu Civil Beat Education Blog: The education blog of the Civil Beat covers education news and views from elementary through postsecondary schools throughout the state.
    • University of Hawaii Foundation Newsroom: Acting as both a news aggregator and generator of original content, this newsroom offers one stop access to breaking education news across Hawaii.

Higher Education in Hawaii

Hawaii Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 47% Hawaii
      Graduation Rate
    • 1448 SAT Hawaii
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Hawaii

  • HI US
    Public 2-Year
  • HI US
    Public 4-Year
  • HI US
    Private 4-year

Hawaii Institutions

  • HI US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • HI US
    Public
    Institutions
  • HI US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • HI US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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