2022 Top Private Universities in Hawaii

Private universities frequently top the lists of the best schools in the U.S. These institutions offer rigorous academic programs for students looking for a personalized college experience.

Private universities generally cost more than their public counterparts, but students often receive the benefits of smaller class sizes, strong alumni networks, and generous financial aid opportunities.

Unlike public universities, private institutions do not differentiate between in-state and out-of-state tuition. This means students from anywhere can enroll in Hawaii’s private universities without paying higher out-of-state rates.

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    #1

    Pacific Rim Christian University

    Honolulu, HI

    Graduation Rate

    38%

    Enrollment

    145

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $11300

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $11300

    From its Honolulu, Hawaii campus, Pacific Rim Christian University enrolls learners in 9 programs. The institution's many rigorous academic programs rank among the best in the nation. The student-to-faculty ratio is currently unavailable. The amount of aid students receive on average is currently unknown. The private institution reports a 38% graduation rate. Hands-on experience helps graduates stand out on the job market. The school's admission rate is unknown at this time. Some programs provide a test-optional admission option. The admission department can provide more information about application requirements.

    #2

    Remington College-Honolulu Campus

    Honolulu, HI

    Graduation Rate

    61%

    Enrollment

    22

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $16614

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $16614

    Remington College-Honolulu Campus, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, often ranks as one of the best schools. Degree-seekers take courses with experts in diverse disciplines. Academic and technical programs help students reach their professional goals. Academic programs generally take anywhere from a few months to several years to complete depending on degree or certificate type. Some programs may no longer require standardized tests for admission. A test score waiver makes it easier to apply. The admissions staff can provide more information on the process. Degree-seekers also use financial aid to cover their educational costs. The school's accreditation status is unknown at this time.

    #3

    Brigham Young University-Hawaii

    Laie, HI

    Graduation Rate

    65%

    Enrollment

    3,096

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $5720

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $5720

    A private institution, Brigham Young University-Hawaii enrolls students from its campus in Laie, Hawaii. Students learn from experts in multiple disciplines. The college offers academic and technical programs that prepare graduates for the workforce. The amount students pay per credit on average is unknown. Students at the accredited institution qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. The private school reports a 65% graduation rate. The school's admission rate is unavailable. Prospective students can contact the admissions department for more details about application requirements. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission.

    #4

    Chaminade University of Honolulu

    Honolulu, HI

    Graduation Rate

    59%

    Enrollment

    2,167

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $26134

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $26134

    Chaminade University of Honolulu ranks as a top school from its campus in Honolulu, Hawaii. Enrollees study with experts in many different fields. With academic and technical tracks, the school offers programs for students with a variety of professional goals. Check the program website for specifics on the degree- or certificate-completion timeline. Some programs may no longer require standardized tests for admission. Students may find it easier to apply without a test score requirement. The admissions department provides more information about the application process. Degree-seekers at the accredited institution also qualify for financial aid to cover costs. The school holds accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission.

    #5

    University of Phoenix-Hawaii

    Honolulu, HI

    Graduation Rate

    27%

    Enrollment

    197

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $9552

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $9552

    From its Hawaii campus, University of Phoenix-Hawaii offers 45 academic programs. Students choose from rigorous, top-ranked programs at the school. The average student-to-instructor ratio is currently unknown. The average amount of aid awarded per student is not available. Degree-seekers graduate from the school at a rate of 27%. The institution's commitment to experiential learning helps graduates become more competitive in the job market. The institution's admission rate is unknown at this time. Many schools no longer require test scores for admission. The admissions office provides more information about application requirements and start dates.

    #6

    Hawaii Pacific University

    Honolulu, HI

    Graduation Rate

    45%

    Enrollment

    4,170

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $27500

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $27500

    Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University educates students as a private institution. The college offers academic and technical programs to help learners reach their educational goals. Students strengthen their knowledge of the field by completing coursework. Many schools no longer require admissions tests such as ACT or SAT scores. A test score waiver makes it easier to apply. The school supports learners with academic help and career services. The school's cost per credit is unknown. At the accredited school, learners qualify for federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. Hawaii Pacific University holds accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission.

    #7

    Hawaii Medical College

    Honolulu, HI

    Graduation Rate

    83%

    Enrollment

    626

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $26037

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $26037

    From its campus in Hawaii, Hawaii Medical College administers 5 total programs. Degree-seekers enroll in top-ranked programs that offer a rigorous course of study. The student-to-instructor ratio is unknown. The amount of aid students receive on average is currently unknown. The private school reports a 83% graduation rate. The institution understands that real-world experience helps job seekers enter the workforce. The institution's admission rate is currently unknown. Many schools no longer require test scores for admission. Admissions advisors can provide more information about application requirements and start dates.