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Colleges in Hawaii

24 colleges
14,910 yearly degrees
$7,530 average yearly in-state tuition
$24,286 average 4-year student loan

There are fewer schools than is typical in this state, but students should remember quality is more important than quantity. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $7,530, while students interested in attending a school from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $11,178.

An estimated 39% of college students in Hawaii take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,071.

Below is a listing of the most popular colleges in Hawaii sorted by largest school to smallest:

#1

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii
Public public vs private
4,730 yearly awards
$15,307 net cost

There are approximately 17,612 students at UHM in total, 10,702 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at UHM. The freshman retention rate is 79%.

83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 61% are women.

35% of UHM students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,754. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

$45,800 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from UHM earns.

#2

Kapiolani Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
Public public vs private
1,280 yearly awards
$6,190 net cost

The total student population at Kapiolani Community College is 7,095, of which 2,606 students are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 10% of students at Kapiolani CC take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $3,901. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Kapiolani CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,200 after graduation.

#3

Leeward Community College

Pearl City, Hawaii
Public public vs private
1,100 yearly awards
$4,586 net cost

There are 2,799 full-time undergraduates at Leeward CC, and 6,805 students altogether.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $4,124. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Leeward CC earns $33,200.

#4

Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private not-for-profit public vs private
990 yearly awards
$28,836 net cost

There are approximately 4,146 students at Hawaii Pacific University in total, 2,411 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Hawaii Pacific University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $7,555. Hawaii Pacific University has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $49,900.

Public public vs private
940 yearly awards
$13,709 net cost

The total student population at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 3,539, of which 2,340 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UHH undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly, 37% of students at UHH take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $5,728. UHH has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from UHH is $37,900.

Private not-for-profit public vs private
800 yearly awards
$11,428 net cost

There are 2,702 full-time undergraduates at BYU - H, and 3,143 students altogether. It takes the average BYU - H undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 37%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

17% of BYU - H students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $3,959. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate for BYU - H with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,200 after graduation.

#7

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
Public public vs private
780 yearly awards
$7,846 net cost

There are 1,184 full-time undergraduates at Honolulu CC, and 3,563 students altogether.

Roughly, 17% of students at Honolulu CC take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $4,520. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Honolulu CC is $35,700.

Private not-for-profit public vs private
670 yearly awards
$20,666 net cost

The total student population at Chaminade University of Honolulu is 2,389, of which 1,524 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Chaminade University of Honolulu undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

45% of Chaminade University of Honolulu students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,617. Chaminade University of Honolulu has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

$38,400 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Chaminade University of Honolulu earns.

Public public vs private
640 yearly awards
$10,510 net cost

There are approximately 3,302 students at UH Maui College in total, 1,178 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $4,804. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from UH Maui College earns $29,900.

Public public vs private
610 yearly awards
$9,216 net cost

There are 1,611 full-time undergraduates at University of Hawaii - West Oahu, and 3,082 students altogether.

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

Roughly, 29% of students at University of Hawaii - West Oahu take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $4,716. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $38,600.

#11

Hawaii Community College

Hilo, Hawaii
Public public vs private
590 yearly awards
$11,580 net cost

There are approximately 2,819 students at Hawaii CC in total, 1,142 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $5,444. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Hawaii CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,600 after graduation.

#12

Windward Community College

Kaneohe, Hawaii
Public public vs private
340 yearly awards
$10,283 net cost

The total student population at Windward Community College is 2,511, of which 745 students are full-time undergraduates.

19% of Windward CC students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,189. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $29,600.

#13

Argosy University - Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private for-profit public vs private
300 yearly awards
$17,813 net cost

There are approximately 879 students at Argosy University - Hawaii in total, 285 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 71% of students at Argosy University - Hawaii take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $8,100. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Argosy University - Hawaii earns $41,400.

#14

Hawaii Medical College

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private for-profit public vs private
290 yearly awards
$21,361 net cost

The total student population at Hawaii Medical College is 622, of which 621 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Hawaii Medical College. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

82% of Hawaii Medical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $4,700. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$0 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Hawaii Medical College earns.

#15

University of Phoenix - Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private for-profit public vs private
270 yearly awards
$14,752 net cost

There are 661 full-time undergraduates at UOPX - Hawaii, and 741 students altogether. It takes the average UOPX - Hawaii undergraduate about 5.4 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $9,500. 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 average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from UOPX - Hawaii is $47,100.

#16

Kauai Community College

Lihue, Hawaii
Public public vs private
210 yearly awards
$9,553 net cost

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

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $2,992. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Kauai CC is $39,000.

Private not-for-profit public vs private
100 yearly awards
$22,505 net cost

The total student population at Remington College - Honolulu Campus is 287, of which 287 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Remington College - Honolulu Campus undergraduate about 4 years to complete their degree.

Roughly, 57% of students at Remington College - Honolulu Campus take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $6,095. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Remington College - Honolulu Campus earns $26,800.

#18

Hawaii Institute of Hair Design

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private for-profit public vs private
70 yearly awards
$14,736 net cost

There are approximately 95 students at Hawaii Institute of Hair Design in total, 95 of which are full-time undergraduates.

70% of Hawaii Institute of Hair Design students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $8,056. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $18,100.

Private for-profit public vs private
60 yearly awards
$19,986 net cost

The total student population at Paul Mitchell the School-Honolulu is 133, of which 133 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Paul Mitchell the School-Honolulu. The freshman retention rate is 83%.

Roughly, 59% of students at Paul Mitchell the School-Honolulu take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $9,326. 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 for Paul Mitchell the School-Honolulu with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $0 after graduation.

#20

Travel Institute of the Pacific

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private for-profit public vs private
50 yearly awards
$24,743 net cost

There are 66 full-time undergraduates at Travel Institute of the Pacific, and 66 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Travel Institute of the Pacific. The freshman retention rate is 83%.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $6,650. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$19,800 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Travel Institute of the Pacific earns.

#21

, Hawaii
public vs private
50 yearly awards
$ net cost

There are approximately students at in total, of which are full-time undergraduates.

% of students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from earns $.

#22

Pacific Rim Christian University

Honolulu, Hawaii
Private not-for-profit public vs private
30 yearly awards
$18,129 net cost

The total student population at Pacific Rim Christian University is 158, of which 88 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Pacific Rim Christian University. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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

71% of Pacific Rim Christian University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $8,769. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $29,500.

#23

Mauna Loa Helicopters

Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Private for-profit public vs private
20 yearly awards
$ net cost

There are approximately 17 students at Hawaii Pacific Aviation in total, of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 1 to 1.

Nearly anyone who applies gets accepted. Around 90% of accepted students are men, and 10% are women.

Approximately % of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $.

$0 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Hawaii Pacific Aviation earns.

Private for-profit public vs private
10 yearly awards
$ net cost

There are full-time undergraduates at ICAOM, and 50 students altogether.

Roughly, % of students at ICAOM take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for ICAOM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $0 after graduation.

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