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2021 Best Colleges in Hawaii by Salary Score

By the GradReports team | Updated 3/1/2021

This list ranks the best colleges in Hawaii based on Salary Score. This score compares alumni outcomes to determine whether alumni from one school tend to have higher salaries than alumni with the same major at other schools. We calculate a Salary Score by comparing median alumni earnings in the first year after graduation in each major at a college to data for graduates with that same major across all colleges. We then combined program scores to get an overall score. The three highest-ranked colleges in Hawaii are all located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu: Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawai’i Pacific University, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

To be considered for our state rankings, schools must offer and provide data for at least 8 bachelor's programs. This list includes all eligible schools in Hawaii. You can click on a school's name to view individual program scores. Read our methodology to learn more about how schools were ranked.

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Salary Scores based on data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Rank School Location Annual Tuition Salary Score
#1 #1 Honolulu Honolulu $25,374 61.87
#2 #2 Honolulu Honolulu $25,980 51.24
#3 #3 Honolulu Honolulu $11,970 41.29
#4 #4 Hilo Hilo $7,720 25.11
#5 #5 Laie Laie $5,560 23.00