Masters Programs in Hawaii with University Information

There are 9 schools in Hawaii where you can get a master's degree. Examining information on some of them can help you make a well-informed decision about your educational future.

Prospective students who want to get a master's degree from a non-specialty school in Hawaii can choose between five universities. To learn more about the options, check out data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Schools in Hawaii Near Large Cities

Honolulu, which is the state's capital and its largest city, is home to four of the five master's degree-offering schools in Hawaii. There is also a public university in Hilo, which is a smaller settlement on the island of Hawaii.

  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (Honolulu)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (Honolulu)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu)
  • University of Phoenix-Hawaii (Honolulu)
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (Hilo)

Largest Schools in Hawaii

Most of the schools in Hawaii that offer master's degree programs are relatively small schools with only a few thousand students, but there is one large university. At a larger institution, you may have access to a broader range of academic and extracurricular opportunities, while a small school may be able to offer more individualized attention. Depending on the student population size you are looking for, one of the graduate schools in Hawaii may be right for you.

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (18,865 total enrollment)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (4,781 total enrollment)
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (3,829 total enrollment)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (2,466 total enrollment)
  • University of Phoenix-Hawaii (1,416 total enrollment)

Lowest Cost of Attendance

To help students who are concerned about the cost of getting a master's degree, the NCES estimates the tuition and fees for graduate students at each non-specialty school in Hawaii. The following numbers are for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo ($11,148 per year for in-state students)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa ($15,072 per year for in-state students)
  • University of Phoenix-Hawaii ($15,301 per year)
  • Hawaii Pacific University ($16,600 per year)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu ($17,640 per year)

Highest Graduation Rate

A university's graduation rate is the proportion of full-time undergraduate students who finish their chosen programs within 150% of the expected time. This statistic can provide insight into the quality of the academic environment at a particular school. According to NCES figures for students who began their programs in 2009, these were the graduation rates for the master's degree-offering schools in Hawaii.

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (57%)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (49%)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (47%)
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (39%)
  • University of Phoenix-Hawaii (23%)

Overall, if you want to get a master's degree in Hawaii, you have five schools to choose from: UH-Manoa, UH-Hilo, Hawaii Pacific, Chaminade University of Honolulu, and the University of Phoenix-Hawaii.


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