Hawai'i Pacific University Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at Hawai'i Pacific University

We calculated a Salary Score for each of 's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Score ™ for HPU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 55 86% 86% $25,000 $29,690 55
Business Administration, Management and Operations 44 90% 90% $24,480 $41,570 44
Communication and Media Studies 74 87% 87% Not Reported $37,570 74
Computer Science 40 94% 94% Not Reported $63,010 40
Criminal Justice and Corrections 62 90% 90% Not Reported $37,570 62
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 31 82% 82% $24,250 $25,530 31
International/Global Studies 29 86% 86% $21,750 $27,480 29
Psychology, General 69 86% 86% $25,250 $32,280 69
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 54 96% 96% $26,000 $66,710 54

Salary Score ™ for HPU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 39 91% 91% $41,000 $64,990 39
Communication and Media Studies 15 100% 100% Not Reported $36,130 15
Information Science/Studies 36 100% 100% Not Reported $71,020 36
Social Work 38 95% 95% $40,500 $43,980 38
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 67 100% 100% Not Reported $50,230 67

Most Recent Reviews

Lauren McCormmick 5/13/2022

HPU is overpriced and undereducated. Please take note that this school has a 14% graduation rate. That in itself is a big red flag. Nobody finishes because nobody stays. HPU's offices are run by student work-study staff, who barely answer the phone and/or emails. The Registrar and Financial Aid offices are very unprofessional and unorganized and unreachable, which is detrimental to receiving a degree. And if you're expecting a refund, you'll never get it. The school is losing money because of the high drop-out... Read More

michael Eilers 2/24/2019

HPU was a great place to learn and being on the island didn't hurt. All my professors were knowledgeable and committed to their field. As a student in the military campus program it was important for me to study at an institution that understood the unique challenges associated with being a military student. HPU did not disappoint. They worked just as hard as I did to ensure my success.