Honolulu, Hawaii (HI) Colleges and Universities

There are 15 schools within 25 miles of Honolulu, Hawaii, that offer traditional program options. Read about the schools with the closest proximity to Honolulu, lowest net price, highest graduation rates and largest enrollment to find the school for you.

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Honolulu hosts a handful of public and private schools, and this article specifically explores the colleges and universities from that group. In order to help potential students choose a school that fits them best, institutions are categorized into four highly valued areas using data taken from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Honolulu, Hawaii

The area immediately surrounding Honolulu offers both public and private colleges and universities. The following four private schools are all within Honolulu and one public school is slightly outside of the city center:

  • Argosy University - Hawaii (0.0 miles)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (0.0 miles)
  • Remington College - Honolulu (0.0)
  • University of Phoenix - Hawaii (0.0 miles)
  • Honolulu Community College (1.3 miles)

Largest Schools Near Honolulu, Hawaii

Larger schools are sometimes appealing to students as they offer more variety, which helps if a student is still unsure of his/her field of study. They also offer more in terms of student activities and clubs as well. The University of Hawaii at Manoa is by far the largest school in the Honolulu area hosting almost 20,000 students. There is a dramatic drop in enrollment to the next largest schools:

  • Kapiolani Community College (7,994 students)
  • Leeward Community College (7,742 students)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (5,827 students)
  • Honolulu Community College (4,144 students)
  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (2,787 students)

Lowest Net Price

A school's average net price is defined by NCES as the total cost of attendance minus the amount of financial aid received. Schools near Honolulu range in net price from around $2,200 to more than $23,800 annually. The following five schools reported lower net prices, comparatively, for the 2014-2015 school year for full-time undergraduates, according to NCES:

  • Leeward Community College ($2,182)
  • Kapiolani Community College ($4,670)
  • Honolulu Community College ($5,491)
  • Windward Community College ($7,448)
  • University of Hawaii - West Oahu ($7,642)

Highest Graduation Rates

Of the schools located within 25 miles of Honolulu, graduation rates range from 0% to 57%, as indicated by NCES. These percentages reflect the amount of students who were able to earn their awards in 150% of the 'normal' time required (example: six years for a bachelor's degree). The following five schools had the highest graduation rates for full-time undergraduate students who began their studies in 2009:

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (57%)
  • Remington College - Honolulu (53%)
  • Brigham Young University - Hawaii (50%)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (49%)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (47%)

When you are comparing schools in order to determine which is the best fit for you, criteria such as location, school size, costs and graduation rates are of utmost importance and provide you with much information to make an educated decision.

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