Hawai'i Pacific University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Hawai'i Pacific University ranks better than 51% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Hawai'i Pacific University ranks better than only 33% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at

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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for HPU Bachelor's Degrees

HPU ranks higher than 51% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 55% $25,000 $29,685 55%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 44% $24,481 $41,565 44%
Communication and Media Studies 74% Not Reported $37,568 74%
Computer Science 40% Not Reported $63,005 40%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 62% Not Reported $37,568 62%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 31% $24,250 $25,525 31%
International/Global Studies 29% $21,750 $27,476 29%
Psychology, General 69% $25,250 $32,284 69%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 54% $26,000 $66,711 54%

Salary Scores for HPU Master's Degrees

HPU ranks higher than 43% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 39% $41,000 $64,990 39%
Communication and Media Studies 15% Not Reported $36,132 15%
Information Science/Studies 36% Not Reported $71,015 36%
Social Work 38% $40,500 $43,984 38%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 67% Not Reported $50,231 67%

Hawai'i Pacific University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

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.

Ruby Carden 11/14/2018

I transferred to Hawaii Pacific University after 2 years at Coastal Carolina University. Both of these schools had what I was looking for in my undergraduate experience. I wanted a low student to teacher ratio along with a reputable Marine Science program, close to the ocean. Professors were very knowledgeable and made the field seem so exciting. I wish they shared about their journey to employment. I only wish that I was provided with more information on how to start a career. On my own, I found out that... Read More