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26 Colleges in Hawaii

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If Hawaii state is home for you, personal relationships or sports opportunities are just two of an endless number reasons you may have for wanting to attend college locally.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top-ranking schools in Hawaii state were:

  1. University of Hawaii at Manoa - located in Honolulu, it was ranked 35th in the nation
  2. University of Hawaii at Hilo - located in Hilo, it was ranked 47th in the nation
  3. Hawaii Pacific University - located in Honolulu, it was ranked 47th in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Nearly 35.3% of Hawaii's 291,108 students are enrolled in one of the 205 bachelor's degree programs offered in the state. Another 30.3% of Hawaii students are enrolled in one of Hawaii's 176 master's or Ph.D. level programs. The remaining 34.3% of students are pursuing credentials from one of Hawaii's 199 certificate or associate's degree programs.

The most popular courses of study in Hawaii are:

  1. Business - 9% of students graduated from business programs
  2. Liberal Arts - 7% of students graduated from liberal arts programs
  3. Science - 6% of students graduated from science programs

Tuition

In 2011, the average cost of in-state tuition at Hawaii schools was $5,537 per year. The highest tuition being charged at a Hawaii schools was $20,388 per year and the lowest was $2,142 per year. The highest tuition rates in Hawaii were charged at the following schools in 2011:

  1. Argosy University-Hawaii - located in Honolulu, it charged students a tuition of $20,388 per year
  2. Chaminade University of Honolulu - located in Honolulu, it charged students a tuition of $17,740 per year
  3. Remington College-Honolulu Campus - located in Honolulu, it charged students a tuition of $16,190 per year

In 2011, the Hawaii schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. Honolulu Community College - located in Honolulu, it charged students a tuition of $2,142 per year
  2. Windward Community College - located in Kaneohe, it charged students a tuition of $2,152 per year
  3. Leeward Community College - located in Pearl City, it charged students a tuition of $2,157 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Hawaii received $85,692,812 in financial aid in 2008. Approximately 71% of this was in the form of institutional grants or scholarships. The Hawaii schools that provided the highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships to students were:

Hawaii Student Demographics

Hawaii colleges and universities have an average student population of 3,128 students. All but one school has a population of under 10,000 students. In 2010, the following the Hawaii colleges and universities had the largest student populations:

  1. University of Hawaii at Manoa - located in Honolulu, it had 20,435 students
  2. Kapiolani Community College - located in Honolulu, it had 9,102 students
  3. Hawaii Pacific University - located in Honolulu, it had 8,113 students

The following the Hawaii colleges and universities had the smallest student populations:

  1. Hawaii Technology Institute - located in Honolulu, it had 8 students
  2. Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawaii - located in Kamuela, it had 30 students
  3. Institute of Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Med - located in Honolulu, it had 33 students

Graduation Rates

In 2010, 22,211 students graduated from colleges and universities in Hawaii. In 2010, the graduation rates were highest at the following Hawaii colleges and universities:

  1. Travel Institute of the Pacific - located in Honolulu, it had a graduation rate of 92%
  2. Hawaii Institute of Hair Design - located in Honolulu, it had a graduation rate of 78%
  3. Med-Assist School of Hawaii Inc - located in Honolulu, it had a graduation rate of 72%

The Hawaii colleges and universities with the lowest graduation rates were:

  1. Windward Community College - located in Kaneohe, it had a graduation rate of 10%
  2. Leeward Community College - located in Pearl City, it had a graduation rate of 10%
  3. Kauai Community College - located in Lihue, it had a graduation rate of 13%

Diversity

Overall, Hawaii schools have a relatively diverse student population, with an average of 76% of undergraduate students identifying themselves to be from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. About 59% of undergraduates at Hawaii colleges and universities were female. Approximately 34% of Hawaii students were older than 24 years of age in 2009. The largest percentage of ethnically-diverse students were at the following Hawaii schools:

  1. Hawaii Technology Institute - located in Honolulu, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. Med-Assist School of Hawaii Inc - located in Honolulu, 92% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Heald College-Honolulu - located in Honolulu, 90% of students were from minority backgrounds

Hawaii Faculty Demographics

Just as the student population at Hawaii colleges and universities is diverse, the faculty at Hawaii schools is also diverse. In 2009, there were a total of 19,540 faculty members employed by Hawaii colleges and universities. Approximately 42% of them were from an ethnically-diverse background. For every 100 faculty members at Hawaii schools, 53 of them were women.

Faculty to Student Ratio

On average, for every 100 students in Hawaii colleges and universities, there were 21 faculty in 2009. The Hawaii schools with the largest faculty to student ratio were:

  1. Hawaii Technology Institute
  2. World Medicine Institute
  3. Argosy University-Hawaii

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Check out our list of the Top 50 Jobs in Hawaii!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 23,210 $26,680 $25,000 -10.7%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 14,100 $29,470 $28,240 -6.0%
3
Security Guards+ 9,890 $26,660 $26,870 28.8%
4
General and Operations Managers+ 9,750 $100,910 $113,100 50.7%
5
Registered Nurses+ 9,390 $82,130 $67,720 1.6%
6
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 8,290 $49,030 $54,330 15.6%
7
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 7,160 $36,310 $32,000 -3.0%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 6,850 $49,470 $50,770 -3.7%
9
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 6,810 $35,480 $35,340 -21.1%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 6,380 $43,450 $39,890 3.7%
11
Cooks, Restaurant+ 5,200 $29,840 $23,260 -17.9%
12
Carpenters+ 5,030 $66,170 $43,890 3.3%
13
Accountants and Auditors+ 4,860 $60,160 $68,960 -1.4%
14
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 4,670 $31,020 $25,140 -2.9%
15
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 4,440 $46,890 $45,860 11.0%
16
Construction Laborers+ 3,740 $51,240 $33,590 -9.7%
17
Medical Assistants+ 3,170 $34,070 $29,760 87.6%
18
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 2,950 $54,140 $55,620 18.5%
19
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 2,610 $32,800 $30,100 14.5%
20
Electricians+ 2,490 $67,990 $51,810 21.5%
21
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 2,330 $55,850 $50,360 6.4%
22
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 2,250 $47,140 $42,780 63.0%
23
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 2,190 $41,610 $38,200 -16.4%
24
Lawyers+ 2,020 $104,480 $129,440 8.0%
25
Financial Managers+ 1,970 $90,580 $116,970 -14.7%
26
Cooks, Fast Food+ 1,960 $20,850 $18,540 -14.4%
27
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 1,920 $74,990 $62,260 -10.3%
28
Civil Engineers+ 1,870 $73,620 $82,280 0.5%
29
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 1,740 $32,730 $33,270 -15.5%
30
Management Analysts+ 1,680 $77,670 $87,260 28.2%
31
Sales Managers+ 1,650 $90,400 $114,110 0.0%
32
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 1,640 $54,340 $43,850 42.6%
33
Dental Assistants+ 1,630 $30,540 $34,140 19.9%
34
Managers, All Other+ 1,560 $86,710 $102,160 -17.5%
35
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 1,470 $44,640 $41,360 -25.4%
36
Food Service Managers+ 1,430 $51,090 $52,220 -5.3%
37
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 1,410 $31,770 $29,200 -27.3%
38
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors+ 1,380 $54,380 $55,970 16.9%
39
Home Health Aides+ 1,330 $23,360 $21,760 -36.1%
40
Loan Officers+ 1,300 $57,540 $65,900 0.0%
41
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School+ 1,250 $49,770 $55,220
42
Chief Executives+ 1,220 $169,040 $173,350 28.4%
43
Bakers+ 1,210 $31,520 $25,350 -6.2%
44
Chefs and Head Cooks+ 1,180 $46,580 $44,780 9.3%
45
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 1,170 $34,620 $54,880 -62.3%
46
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 1,110 $34,490 $26,510 -1.8%
47
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping+ 1,090 $37,390 $37,900 11.2%
48
Administrative Services Managers+ 1,080 $74,630 $84,390 25.6%
49
Coaches and Scouts+ 1,080 $29,070 $35,950
50
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 1,010 $98,380 $93,670 20.2%