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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Hawaii

Each year, approximately 2.4% of Hawaii graduates receive degrees in teaching. That means an estimated 538 teachers graduate from Hawaii's 11 teaching schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Hawaii with a teaching program is University of Hawaii at Manoa, which is located in Honolulu. In 2010, it was ranked 35th nationwide. In 2010, 266 students graduated from University of Hawaii at Manoa's teaching program. The tuition rate at University of Hawaii at Manoa was $8,095 per year.

University of Hawaii at Hilo, which is located in Hilo, is the second-ranked school in Hawaii that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 47th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 37 students graduated from University of Hawaii at Hilo teaching program. The tuition rate at University of Hawaii at Hilo was $5,416 per year.

Hawaii Pacific University, which was ranked 47th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Hawaii that has a teaching program. It is located in Honolulu. 58 students graduated with degree in teaching from Hawaii Pacific University in 2010. Hawaii Pacific University charged in-state students $15,820 in tuition fees per year.


Teaching schools in Hawaii, charge students an average tuition of $6,743 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $17,740 per year, or as little as $2,142 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Hawaii teaching schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Chaminade University of Honolulu - located in Honolulu, students are charged $17,740 per year
  2. Hawaii Pacific University - located in Honolulu, students are charged $15,820 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus - located in Honolulu, students are charged $11,880 per year

The teaching schools in Hawaii that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Honolulu Community College - located in Honolulu, students are charged $2,142 per year
  2. Leeward Community College - located in Pearl City, students are charged $2,157 per year
  3. Kapiolani Community College - located in Honolulu, students are charged $2,172 per year

A teaching degree from a Hawaii school... what next?

teaching graduates in Hawaii can go into a variety of professions such as primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. In 2010, there were 16,210 teacher working in Hawaii, including 360 english teachers, 880 primary school education administrators, and 260 education administrators. The following counties have the largest number of Hawaii teachers:

  1. Honolulu County - 12,770 teachers
  2. Hawaii County - 2,550 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of teachers in the state of Hawaii will grow to 17,720. This would require a 14% growth in the field.


On average, teachers earn $65,319 per year. But, salaries for teacher can vary. In 2010, teacher made as little as less than $17,770 per year or as much as more than $134,160 per year in Hawaii. On average teacher earn the most in the following Hawaii counties:

  1. Honolulu County - $65,519 per year
  2. Hawaii County - $61,994 per year

The Hawaii counties with the lowest average salary for teachers are:

  1. Hawaii County - $61,994 per year
  2. Honolulu County - $65,519 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Hawaii were:

  1. Education Administrator - $112,910 per year
  2. Business Teacher - $103,180 per year
  3. Primary School Education Administrator - $89,480 per year

On average, the lowest paid teachers in Hawaii were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $40,230 per year
  2. Middle School Teacher - $34,620 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Hawaii statistics regarding a career in teaching. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Hawaii
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Hawaii
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Hawaii
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Hawaii

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 8,290 $49,030 15.6%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 1,250 $49,770
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 1,170 $34,620 -62.3%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 880 $89,480 -26.7%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 810 $57,350 -22.1%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 700 $64,370 0.0%
Instructional Coordinators 700 $58,060 9.4%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 610 $41,690
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 420 $74,370 -12.5%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 360 $63,590 -28.0%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 290 $103,180 26.1%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 260 $112,910 4.0%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 180 $66,940 5.9%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $40,230 -87.4%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $76,390 -41.2%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $63,120

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