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So you're from Hilo, HI?

Fortunately for you, Hilo, HI offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Hilo College and University Demographics

There are a total of 64 degree and certificate programs offered at Hilo's 2 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from administrative assistant and secretarial science, general to american indian/native american languages, literatures, and linguistics to psychology, general.

The top-ranked school in Hilo is University of Hawaii at Hilo, with a student population of 3,974. In 2010, University of Hawaii at Hilo was ranked 47th in the nation. Amongst students at University of Hawaii at Hilo, the most popular area of study is Psychology.

Tuition

Hilo schools charge an average tuition of $3,831 per year. The Hilo school charging the highest tuition rates is University of Hawaii at Hilo, which charges students $5,416 per year. The lowest tuition rate in Hilo is at Hawaii Community College, which charges students $2,246 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

Hilo college students received $14,211,421 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $14,211,421 of the total. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $6,150,756, which was given by University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Hilo Student Demographics

Approximately 10% of Hawaii students were enrolled in Hilo colleges in 2010. That is 7,249 students. University of Hawaii at Hilo had the most number of students of any college in Hilo, with 3,974 students. Hawaii Community College, with 3,275 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 65% of students who enroll as first year students at Hilo schools return to complete their second year. Approximately 28% of students eventually graduate. University of Hawaii at Hilo has the highest graduation rate in Hilo, with 31% of students graduating. Hawaii Community College has the lowest rate, with 25% graduating.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Hilo schools is 61 to 39. The ratio of Hilo students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 0 to 100. For every 100 Hilo college students, 71 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. Hawaii Community College, with 78% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Hilo.

Hilo Faculty Demographics

Hilo schools had 1,109 faculty members in 2010. Of these faculty members, 53% were female. 23% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority.

Hilo schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 8 in 2009. Hawaii Pacific University had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Hilo, with 1 to 2.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
1 miles from location University of Hawaii at Hilo Hilo HI 52.8041 49% 3,974
1 miles from location Hawaii Community College Hilo HI 13.1241 n/a 3,275
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Hilo, HI to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 6,760 $27,170 $25,000
2
Office Clerks, General+ 3,440 $28,960 $28,240
3
General and Operations Managers+ 2,530 $84,850 $113,100
4
Cooks, Restaurant+ 2,370 $32,760 $23,260
5
Registered Nurses+ 2,230 $73,510 $67,720
6
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 2,190 $41,570 $39,890
7
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 1,890 $33,300 $32,000
8
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 1,850 $33,610 $35,340
9
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 1,830 $45,820 $50,770
10
Security Guards+ 1,600 $30,440 $26,870
11
Carpenters+ 1,580 $60,320 $43,890
12
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 1,400 $31,820 $25,140
13
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 1,360 $49,850 $54,330
14
Construction Laborers+ 1,060 $43,860 $33,590
15
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 1,020 $48,270 $45,860
16
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers+ 1,010 $69,670 $62,400
17
Accountants and Auditors+ 940 $56,060 $68,960
18
Cooks, Fast Food+ 780 $21,080 $18,540
19
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 750 $54,660 $55,620
20
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 740 $48,590 $42,780
21
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 710 $36,400 $38,200
22
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 570 $73,290 $62,260
23
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 570 $31,040 $30,100
24
Electricians+ 550 $57,190 $51,810
25
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 540 $52,920 $50,360
26
Medical Assistants+ 530 $32,780 $29,760
27
Food Service Managers+ 490 $57,720 $52,220
28
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 490 $56,170 $43,850
29
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 480 $42,610 $41,360
30
Dental Assistants+ 440 $31,450 $34,140
31
Financial Managers+ 440 $86,220 $116,970
32
Sales Managers+ 370 $85,890 $114,110
33
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 340 $33,710 $33,270
34
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 340 $40,880 $54,880
35
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers+ 340 $43,180 $38,430
36
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks+ 320 $41,320 $36,170
37
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 300 $38,040 $24,180
38
Managers, All Other+ 290 $96,670 $102,160
39
Coaches and Scouts+ 290 $29,420 $35,950
40
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary+ 290 $59,480 $52,790
41
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors+ 280 $52,650 $55,970
42
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 280 $29,910 $29,200
43
Construction Managers+ 270 $105,220 $94,240
44
Medical Secretaries+ 270 $33,980 $31,820
45
Chefs and Head Cooks+ 260 $60,280 $44,780
46
Bakers+ 260 $35,850 $25,350
47
Massage Therapists+ 260 $46,890 $39,770
48
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School+ 250 $80,140 $89,990
49
Civil Engineers+ 250 $74,030 $82,280
50
Lawyers+ 240 $83,210 $129,440