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21 Colleges
14,167 Yearly Graduations
$38,120 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,986 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Hawaii is ranked #46 in the country with 14,167 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $9,530 per year to get their degree at a college in Hawaii, while out of state students will pay an average of $14,774 per year.

An estimated 33% of college students in Hawaii take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,746 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
4,551 Yearly Degrees
$12,186 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,968 undergraduates at UH Manoa, of which 10,739 are full-time, and there are 17,710 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UH Manoa is 4.7 years.

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

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,149 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,700 during the early-career years.

#2

Kapiolani Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
1,212 Yearly Degrees
$3,284 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,492 full-time undergraduates at Kapiolani CC, and 6,899 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Kapiolani CC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,812 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% 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

Leeward Community College

Pearl City, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
1,135 Yearly Degrees
$3,209 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,586 full-time undergraduates at Leeward CC, and 6,709 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,646 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Leeward CC is $25,700.

#4

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
906 Yearly Degrees
$3,174 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,541 students at Honolulu CC in total, 1,125 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Honolulu CC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,954 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Honolulu CC is $28,600.

Public Public vs. Private
895 Yearly Degrees
$7,792 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,406 students at UH Hilo in total, 2,816 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,233 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

Roughly 49% of students at UH Hilo take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,238 a year. UH Hilo has a 6.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

#6

Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
870 Yearly Degrees
$27,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,545 undergraduates at Hawaii Pacific University, of which 2,384 are full-time, and there are 4,086 students altogether. It takes the average Hawaii Pacific University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,600 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
723 Yearly Degrees
$5,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,176 students at BYU - H in total, 2,868 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at BYU - H is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 37%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 15% of students at BYU - H take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,392 a year. BYU - H has a 6.0% 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 $29,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
701 Yearly Degrees
$3,278 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 999 full-time undergraduates at UH Maui College, and 3,092 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at UH Maui College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,966 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UH Maui College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
643 Yearly Degrees
$7,584 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,711 full-time undergraduates at UH West Oahu, and 3,128 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 62% are women.

26% of UH West Oahu students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,559 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,600 during the early-career years.

#10

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
606 Yearly Degrees
$26,134 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Chaminade University of Honolulu is 2,150, of which 1,646 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,401 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Chaminade University of Honolulu is 4.4 years.

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

33% of Chaminade University of Honolulu students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,565 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Chaminade University of Honolulu with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Hawaii Community College

Hilo, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
587 Yearly Degrees
$3,204 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,632 students at Hawaii CC in total, 1,044 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,167 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,000 during the early-career years.

#12

Kauai Community College

Lihue, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
343 Yearly Degrees
$3,252 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 328 full-time undergraduates at Kauai CC, and 1,486 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Kauai CC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,549 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kauai CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Windward Community College

Kaneohe, Hawaii
Public Public vs. Private
326 Yearly Degrees
$3,194 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,460 students at Windward CC in total, 677 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 average amount of student loans is $4,341 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,300 during the early-career years.

#14

Hawaii Medical College

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
240 Yearly Degrees
$25,387 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hawaii Medical College is 691, which includes 568 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Hawaii Medical College is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

14% of Hawaii Medical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,700 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#15

University of Phoenix - Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
197 Yearly Degrees
$9,552 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 351 students at UOPX - Hawaii in total, 313 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 313 are full-time. It takes the average UOPX - Hawaii undergraduate about 5.4 years to complete their degree.

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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UOPX - Hawaii is $28,400.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
69 Yearly Degrees

There are 139 full-time undergraduates at Paul Mitchell the School Honolulu, and 139 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 69% of students at Paul Mitchell the School Honolulu take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,379 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

#17

Hawaii Institute of Hair Design

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

There are 64 students at Hawaii Institute of Hair Design in total, 64 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

75% of Hawaii Institute of Hair Design students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,666 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Hawaii Institute of Hair Design with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
52 Yearly Degrees

There are 31 full-time undergraduates at IBS School of Cosmetology and Massage, and 60 students altogether.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,682 a year.

#19

Pacific Rim Christian University

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$11,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pacific Rim Christian University is 152, of which 126 students are undergraduates and of those, 95 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Pacific Rim Christian University. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at Pacific Rim Christian University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,090 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

#20

Mauna Loa Helicopters

Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
14 Yearly Degrees

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 1 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 90% of accepted students are men, and 10% are women.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees

The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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