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# Hawaii Colleges

In terms of yearly graduations, Hawaii is ranked #47 in the country with 11,817 degrees handed out in 2021. Hawaii colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $10,059 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $15,303 per year.

About 22% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,959 per year.

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## Most Popular Schools in Hawaii

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The total student population at University of Hawaii at Manoa is 18,025, of which 13,203 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,688 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UH Manoa is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 70% are women.

Roughly 29% of students at UH Manoa take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,474 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UH Manoa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,651 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,240 full-time undergraduates at Leeward CC, and 6,363 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Leeward CC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,497 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Leeward CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,154 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 6,369 students at Kapiolani CC in total, 1,997 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,114 a year. Kapiolani CC has a 3.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,705 during the early-career years.

There are 3,165 students at UH Hilo in total, 2,671 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,112 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UH Hilo is 4.6 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,448 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UH Hilo is $37,197.

The total student population at Hawaii Pacific University is 4,243, of which 3,800 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,152 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 20% of accepted students are men, and 80% are women.

54% of Hawaii Pacific University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,286 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hawaii Pacific University is $47,645.

The total student population at Brigham Young University - Hawaii is 3,180, which includes 2,764 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at BYU - H is 4.6 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Roughly 10% of students at BYU - H take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,048 a year. BYU - H has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from BYU - H with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,180 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,759 full-time undergraduates at UH West Oahu, and 3,168 students altogether. For undergraduates at UH West Oahu, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,321 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,865 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Chaminade University of Honolulu is 2,208, of which 1,634 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,428 are full-time. For undergraduates at Chaminade University of Honolulu, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 76% are women.

Roughly 32% of students at Chaminade University of Honolulu take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,304 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Chaminade University of Honolulu with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,658 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 3,378 students at Honolulu CC in total, 988 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,835 a year. Honolulu CC has a 4.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Honolulu CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,663 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,936 students at UH Maui College in total, 843 are full-time undergraduates. UH Maui College has a freshman retention rate of 92%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 4% of students at UH Maui College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,346 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UH Maui College is $29,998.

There are 2,430 students at Hawaii CC in total, 950 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,602 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Hawaii CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,975 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,299 students at Windward CC in total, 544 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,552 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Windward CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,658 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,461 students at Kauai CC in total, 335 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Kauai CC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,550 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Kauai CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,686 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 150 students at Hawaii Medical College in total, 115 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 93% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,214 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,844 during the early-career years.

There are 107 undergraduates at UOPX - Hawaii, of which 107 are full-time, and there are 117 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UOPX - Hawaii is 5.0 years.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UOPX - Hawaii is $31,665.

The total student population at Pacific Rim Christian University is 147, of which 123 students are undergraduates and of those, 77 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Pacific Rim Christian University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,788 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,259 during the early-career years.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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