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18 Colleges
12,862 Yearly Graduations
$37,283 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,312 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Hawaii ranked #46 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2018. Around 12,862 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $9,321 per year to get their degree at a college in Hawaii, while out of state students will pay an average of $14,256 per year.

An estimated 33% of college students in Hawaii take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,578 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
4,664 Yearly Degrees
$15,600 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Hawaii at Manoa is 17,612, of which 10,702 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UHM undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 37% of students at UHM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,149 a year. UHM has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UHM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Kapiolani Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
1,082 Yearly Degrees

There are 7,095 students at Kapiolani CC in total, 2,606 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,812 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kapiolani CC is $30,800.

#3

Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
990 Yearly Degrees
$18,900 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Hawaii Pacific University is 4,146, of which 2,411 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Hawaii Pacific University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 26% are men and 74% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at Hawaii Pacific University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,789 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Hawaii Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
942 Yearly Degrees
$11,616 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,539 students at UHH in total, 2,340 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UHH, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

49% of UHH students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,238 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UHH with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Leeward Community College

Pearl City, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
928 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Leeward Community College is 6,805, of which 2,799 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

7% of Leeward CC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,646 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Leeward CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
772 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,702 full-time undergraduates at BYU - H, and 3,143 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 37% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,392 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,000 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
672 Yearly Degrees
$22,680 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Chaminade University of Honolulu is 2,389, of which 1,524 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Chaminade University of Honolulu, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,565 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
613 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,082 students at University of Hawaii - West Oahu in total, 1,611 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 26% of students at University of Hawaii - West Oahu take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,559 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Hawaii - West Oahu is $38,600.

#9

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
512 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Honolulu Community College is 3,563, of which 1,184 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

17% of Honolulu CC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,954 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Honolulu CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
504 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,302 students at UH Maui College in total, 1,178 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,966 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

#11

Hawaii Community College

Hilo, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
405 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,142 full-time undergraduates at Hawaii CC, and 2,819 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

9% of Hawaii CC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,167 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hawaii CC is $22,000.

#12

Windward Community College

Kaneohe, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
279 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Windward Community College is 2,511, of which 745 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,341 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Windward CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

University of Phoenix - Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
227 Yearly Degrees
$16,752 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Phoenix - Hawaii is 741, of which 661 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UOPX - Hawaii is 5.4 years.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,539 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UOPX - Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Kauai Community College

Lihue, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
135 Yearly Degrees

There are 361 full-time undergraduates at Kauai CC, and 1,346 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

6% of Kauai CC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,549 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,900 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees

There are 287 full-time undergraduates at Remington College - Honolulu Campus, and 287 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 89% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,371 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Remington College - Honolulu Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Pacific Rim Christian University

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees
$9,270 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 88 full-time undergraduates at Pacific Rim Christian University, and 158 students altogether. Pacific Rim Christian University has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 58% are men and 42% are women.

56% of Pacific Rim Christian University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,090 a year. Pacific Rim Christian University has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#17

Hawaii Medical College

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
23 Yearly Degrees

There are 621 full-time undergraduates at Hawaii Medical College, and 622 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Hawaii Medical College is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,700 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
13 Yearly Degrees
$13,500 Yearly Tuition (In-State

ICAOM has a 3.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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