2023 best colleges in Hawaii

Mixed in among beautiful scenery and picture-perfect beaches, the University of Hawaii system features campuses on Hilo, Oahu, and Maui. The system’s flagship campus, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is one of only four universities nationwide to participate in the sea-grant, space-grant, and sun-grant research consortia simultaneously. Reflective of its culture and history, the state is also home to the World Medicine Institute (WMI) and Institute for Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ICAOM), which both offer accredited degrees in acupuncture and oriental medicine.

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#1 in Hawaii | #319 in Business nationally
Economic score: 3.14

The Economic Score is the combination of payback and earningsplus, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Net cost: $14,687

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 3.1 years

Payback measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Earnings: $48,319

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

EarningsPlus: - $561

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

Admission rate: 70%
Graduation rate: 66%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#2 in Hawaii | #401 in Business nationally
Economic score: 3.53

The Economic Score is the combination of payback and earningsplus, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Net cost: $25,360

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 4.1 years

Payback measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Earnings: $53,889

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

EarningsPlus: + $7,433

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

Admission rate: 90%
Graduation rate: 58%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#3 in Hawaii | #503 in Business nationally
Economic score: 4.10

The Economic Score is the combination of payback and earningsplus, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Net cost: $13,860

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 4 years

Payback measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Earnings: $42,610

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

EarningsPlus: - $647

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

Admission rate: 95%
Graduation rate: 49%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#4 in Hawaii | #544 in Business nationally
Economic score: 4.38

The Economic Score is the combination of payback and earningsplus, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Net cost: $14,499

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 3.8 years

Payback measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Earnings: $42,900

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

EarningsPlus: - $6,330

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

Admission rate: 88%
Graduation rate: 65%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#5 in Hawaii | #795 in Business nationally
Economic score: 10.76

The Economic Score is the combination of payback and earningsplus, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Net cost: $29,484

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 9.1 years

Payback measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Earnings: $39,914

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

EarningsPlus: - $7,299

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

Admission rate: 85%
Graduation rate: 48%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

Economic score: 10.45

The Economic Score is the combination of payback and earningsplus, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Net cost: $13,503

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 7.5 years

Payback measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Earnings: $34,994

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

EarningsPlus: - $13,830

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

Admission rate: 92%
Graduation rate: 45%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

How long does it take me to repay a bachelor's degree in business administration in Hawaii?

Years

4 years

The cost of the average bachelor's degree in business administration in Hawaii is covered by the new earnings of graduates in 4 years.

How much do graduates with bachelor's degree in business administration earn in Hawaii?

Salary

$48,622

The median bachelor's degree in business administration graduate earns $48,622 3 years after graduating.

How much does a bachelor's degree in business administration cost in Hawaii?

Net cost

$16,813

The average annual cost of a bachelor's degree in business administration is $16,813. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.