2022 Best Colleges in Hawaii

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University of Hawaii at Manoa is a large public university located in Honolulu, HI ranked 262nd in the United States. It has a total of 15,221 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 58.47% of applicants. University of Hawaii at Manoa offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Japanese Language and Literature, Native American Studies, and Teaching English as a Second Language programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,304 for in-state students and $33,336 for those from out-of-state, University of Hawaii at Manoa is somewhat moderately pricey. 58.75% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Honolulu, HI

https://manoa.hawaii.edu/

A-

Rating

58%

Acceptance

20,653

Students

#262

Ranking

$33,336

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Brigham Young University-Hawaii is a small private institution located in Laie, HI ranked 2nd in Hawaii. It has a total of 3,875 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 97.33% of applicants. Brigham Young University-Hawaii offers 75 different majors and is best known for its Critical Theory and Analysis, Multicultural and Diversity Studies, and Teaching English as a Second Language programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,720 per year, Brigham Young University-Hawaii is quite affordable. 38.54% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate about $42,200 per year, which is 2% above the national median.

Laie, HI

www.byuh.edu/

C+

Rating

97%

Acceptance

3,875

Students

#854

Ranking

$5,720

Tuition

University of Hawaii at Hilo is a small public liberal arts college located in Hilo, HI ranked 3rd in Hawaii. It has a total of 3,327 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.62% of applicants. University of Hawaii at Hilo offers 46 different majors and is best known for its Japanese Studies, Native American Studies, and Astronomy programs (nationally ranked 4th, 11th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,344 for students from Hawaii and $20,304 for those from out-of-state, University of Hawaii at Hilo is reasonably priced. 43.79% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $37,900 per year, which is 9% less than the national median.

Hilo, HI

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/

C+

Rating

52%

Acceptance

3,983

Students

#876

Ranking

$20,304

Tuition

Hawaii Pacific University is a small private college located in Honolulu, HI ranked 4th in Hawaii. It has a total of 4,336 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting practically three fourths of applicants. Hawaii Pacific University offers 85 different majors and is best known for its Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography program, which is ranked 38th in the US. With an annual tuition of $27,000 per year, Hawaii Pacific University is reasonably high-priced. 41.82% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn near $49,900 per year, which is 20% above the national median.

Honolulu, HI

https://www.hpu.edu/

C

Rating

75%

Acceptance

4,967

Students

#1284

Ranking

$27,000

Tuition

University of Hawaii-West Oahu is a small public liberal arts college located in Kapolei, HI ranked 5th in Hawaii. It has a total of 3,981 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting more or less 5 out of 6 applicants. University of Hawaii-West Oahu offers 6 different majors and is best known for its Public Administration and Humanities programs, which are respectively ranked 34th and 48th in the US. With an annual tuition of $7,344 for in-state students and $20,304 for those from out-of-state, University of Hawaii-West Oahu is moderately priced. 46.4% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $38,600 per year, which is 7% less than the national median.

Kapolei, HI

https://westoahu.hawaii.edu/

C

Rating

84%

Acceptance

3,981

Students

#1526

Ranking

$20,304

Tuition

Chaminade University of Honolulu is a small private college located in Honolulu, HI ranked 6th in Hawaii. It has a total of 2,021 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 94.67% of applicants. Chaminade University of Honolulu offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Business Management program, which is ranked 20th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $26,020 per year, Chaminade University of Honolulu is somewhat moderately costly. 34.29% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to generate close to $38,400 per year, which is 8% under the national median.

Honolulu, HI

https://www.chaminade.edu

C

Rating

95%

Acceptance

2,788

Students

#1536

Ranking

$26,020

Tuition

Kauai Community College is a small public associates college located in Lihue, HI ranked 7th in Hawaii. It has a total of 1,869 full-time undergraduate students. Kauai Community College offers 33 different majors. With an annual tuition of $3,144 for in-state students and $8,280 for those from out-of-state, Kauai Community College is pretty inexpensive. 28.19% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $39,000 per year, which is 6% under the national median.

Lihue, HI

https://www.kauai.hawaii.edu/

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,869

Students

#1553

Ranking

$8,280

Tuition

Kapiolani Community College is a mid-sized public associates college located in Honolulu, HI ranked 8th in Hawaii. It has a total of 9,819 full-time undergraduate students. Kapiolani Community College offers 37 different majors. With an annual tuition of $3,144 for students from Hawaii and $8,280 for those from out-of-state, Kapiolani Community College is pretty low-priced. 24.64% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make around $37,200 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

Honolulu, HI

https://www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

9,819

Students

#1566

Ranking

$8,280

Tuition

Honolulu Community College is a small public associates college located in Honolulu, HI ranked 9th in Hawaii. It has a total of 5,089 full-time undergraduate students. Honolulu Community College offers 45 different majors. With an annual tuition of $3,144 for students from Hawaii and $8,280 for those from out-of-state, Honolulu Community College is pretty cheap. 17.89% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $35,700 per year, which is 14% below the national median.

Honolulu, HI

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

5,089

Students

#2015

Ranking

$8,280

Tuition

Leeward Community College is a mid-sized public associates college located in Pearl City, HI ranked 10th in Hawaii. It has a total of 9,951 full-time undergraduate students. Leeward Community College offers 29 different majors. With an annual tuition of $3,144 for students from Hawaii and $8,280 for those from out-of-state, Leeward Community College is pretty low-priced. 20.19% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in near $33,200 per year, which is 20% below the national median.

Pearl City, HI

www.leeward.hawaii.edu/

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

9,951

Students

#2031

Ranking

$8,280

Tuition

University of Hawaii Maui College is a small public associates college located in Kahului, HI ranked 11th in Hawaii. It has a total of 4,092 full-time undergraduate students. University of Hawaii Maui College offers 43 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies program, which is ranked 27th in America. With an annual tuition of $3,144 for students from Hawaii and $8,280 for those from out-of-state, University of Hawaii Maui College is relatively inexpensive. 20.5% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make about $29,900 per year, which is 28% under the national median.

Kahului, HI

maui.hawaii.edu/

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

4,092

Students

#2204

Ranking

$8,280

Tuition

Hawaii Community College is a small public associates college located in Hilo, HI ranked 12th in Hawaii. It has a total of 3,354 full-time undergraduate students. Hawaii Community College offers 45 different majors. With an annual tuition of $3,144 for in-state students and $8,280 for those from out-of-state, Hawaii Community College is pretty affordable. 22.92% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate close to $26,600 per year, which is 36% under the national median.

Hilo, HI

www.hawaii.hawaii.edu/

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,354

Students

#2234

Ranking

$8,280

Tuition

Windward Community College is a small public associates college located in Kaneohe, HI ranked 13th in Hawaii. It has a total of 3,865 full-time undergraduate students. Windward Community College offers 6 different majors. With an annual tuition of $3,144 for in-state students and $8,280 for those from out-of-state, Windward Community College is relatively inexpensive. 15.92% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $29,600 per year, which is 29% less than the national median.

Kaneohe, HI

https://windward.hawaii.edu/

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,865

Students

#2340

Ranking

$8,280

Tuition

University of Phoenix-Hawaii is a very small for-profit university located in Honolulu, HI ranked 14th in Hawaii. It has a total of 377 full-time undergraduate students. University of Phoenix-Hawaii offers 45 different majors and is best known for its Health Care Facilities Administration program, which is ranked 17th in America. With an annual tuition of $9,552 per year, University of Phoenix-Hawaii is relatively low-priced. 22.31% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $47,100 per year, which is 13% greater than the national median.

Honolulu, HI

https://www.phoenix.edu

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

419

Students

#2360

Ranking

$9,552

Tuition