Best colleges in Honolulu

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Get off the mainland every now and then

Maybe Honolulu is the state capital because it's the state's largest city. or perhaps it's due to all the educational opportunities provided to local and incoming students. From a breathtaking backdrop to a cultural experience, Honolulu provides impressive college options in one of the city's 5 higher education institutions.

The $10 billion tourism industry also makes this city a great option for students interested in the hospitality sector. With ample fine cuisine options, incredible hotels and various tourist activities, Honolulu gives students major exposure to all areas of the hospitality and tourism industry. Being a stone's throw from Asia (kind of), Hawaii has an established military defense presence and acts as a crucial international business hotspot. So, finding good use for your military studies or international business degree shouldn't be too hard. Hawaii really does have it all-take a trip to some of the world's most beautiful beaches for world renowned sun and surf, climb the top of the Diamond Head volcanic crater, or explore the city's thriving Chinatown. All the pictures movies you've ever seen don't do the island justice. By all means, don't spend all your time studying.

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Best Four Year Universities in Honolulu

University of Hawaii at Manoa offers 239 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 4,236 students graduated with students earning 2,932 Bachelor's degrees, 831 Master's degrees, 393 Doctoral degrees, and 80 Certificates.

Chaminade University of Honolulu offers 73 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 590 students graduated with students earning 347 Bachelor's degrees, 200 Master's degrees, and 43 Associate's degrees.

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University of Hawaii-West Oahu offers 9 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 605 students graduated with students earning 605 Bachelor's degrees.

Hawaii Pacific University offers 105 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 862 students graduated with students earning 583 Bachelor's degrees, 199 Master's degrees, 65 Associate's degrees, and 15 Certificates.

Pacific Rim Christian University offers 9 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 33 students graduated with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Associate's degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Remington College-Honolulu Campus offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 73 students graduated with students earning 39 Associate's degrees, 28 Certificates, and 6 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Phoenix-Hawaii offers 45 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 197 students graduated with students earning 122 Bachelor's degrees, 48 Certificates, and 27 Master's degrees.

Institute of Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Med offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 10 students graduated with students earning 10 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Honolulu

Hawaii Medical College
Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Medical College offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 240 students graduated with students earning 184 Certificates, and 56 Associate's degrees.

Kapiolani Community College offers 38 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 1,145 students graduated with students earning 912 Associate's degrees, and 233 Certificates.

Windward Community College offers 7 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 304 students graduated with students earning 263 Associate's degrees, and 41 Certificates.

Honolulu Community College offers 46 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 860 students graduated with students earning 576 Associate's degrees, and 284 Certificates.

Leeward Community College
Pearl City, HI

Leeward Community College offers 33 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,071 students graduated with students earning 801 Associate's degrees, and 270 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Honolulu

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Hawaii at Manoa Logo University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
3/5
17 : 1 17,490
Chaminade University of Honolulu Logo Chaminade University of Honolulu Honolulu, HI
5/5
24 : 1 2,167
Paul Mitchell the School-Honolulu Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Honolulu Honolulu, HI     142
University of Hawaii-West Oahu Logo University of Hawaii-West Oahu Kapolei, HI
2/5
36 : 1 3,049
Hawaii Medical College Logo Hawaii Medical College Honolulu, HI
5/5
39 : 1 626
Hawaii Pacific University Logo Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu, HI
5/5
29 : 1 4,170
Pacific Rim Christian University Logo Pacific Rim Christian University Honolulu, HI
3/5
  145
Remington College-Honolulu Campus Logo Remington College-Honolulu Campus Honolulu, HI
4/5
1 : 1 22
Hawaii Institute of Hair Design Logo Hawaii Institute of Hair Design Honolulu, HI     58
Kapiolani Community College Logo Kapiolani Community College Honolulu, HI
2/5
38 : 1 6,488
Windward Community College Logo Windward Community College Kaneohe, HI
2/5
43 : 1 2,520
Honolulu Community College Logo Honolulu Community College Honolulu, HI
2/5
35 : 1 3,510
Leeward Community College Logo Leeward Community College Pearl City, HI
2/5
45 : 1 6,568
University of Phoenix-Hawaii Logo University of Phoenix-Hawaii Honolulu, HI
3/5
  197
Institute of Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Med Logo Institute of Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Med Honolulu, HI   28 : 1 56
University of Hawaii System Office Logo University of Hawaii System Office Honolulu, HI