For over a decade, the Hawaii Department of Education has partnered with the Hawaii Virtual Learning Network (HVLN) to offer E-School, a statewide online education system for students in grades K-12 that runs on the Blackboard learning management system. HVLN also manages two other online education programs: Project Inspire, a technology standards training seminar for teachers and the School Library Services, a virtual resource center for Hawaii’s school librarians. Even Hawaiian language and culture education has made a shift into online platforms, with the A’o Makua distance learning program designed by Kamehameha School. Several higher education systems in Hawaii provide degrees and classes entirely online, including the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific University.
College students in Hawaii have faced some significant tuition increases, with in-state public institution rates increasing by 97.6% within a five-year span. In spite of these tuition spikes, state appropriations for higher education have only gone up by 1.7%. However, the Executive Budget Request for the University of Hawaii reveals that this public institution will be using over $2.38 million for distance learning efforts in 2014-2015.
Learn more about the best online institutions in Hawaii by exploring our extensive database of distance learning programs. Don’t forget to take a look at the state facts for Hawaii to see how this state compares to national academic averages.