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Colleges in Hawaii

Are you one of those people that has considered never going home after an exotic vacation? Say "aloha" to spending your college years basking in Hawaii's beautiful scenery, inviting beaches, and warm tropical climate.


There are 16 colleges in Hawaii, 10 public and 6 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Hawaii has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


The University of Hawaii at Manoa is the flagship institution in the greater University of Hawaii system. Located in Honolulu, it offers bachelor's degrees in 87 fields of study and is home to the only law and medicine schools in the state. Other 4-year institutions in the system include University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Hawaii at West Oahu, and University of Hawaii Maui College.


Prominent private universities include Chaminade University and Brigham Young University, both of whom adhere to affiliations with the Roman Catholic Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, respectively.


Other Hawaii colleges include Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Leeward Community College in Pearl City, Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu, and many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Hawaii, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Hawaii

School Scholarships Available
Brigham Young University-Hawaii 126 scholarships
Chaminade University of Honolulu 18 scholarships
Hawaii College of Oriental Medicine No scholarships
Hawaii Community College 1 scholarships
Hawaii Pacific University 28 scholarships
Honolulu Community College 1 scholarships
Kapiolani Community College 1 scholarships
Kauai Community College No scholarships
Leeward Community College 1 scholarships
New Hope Christian College No scholarships
University of Hawaii at Hilo 6 scholarships
University of Hawaii at Manoa 9 scholarships
University of Hawaii Maui College 7 scholarships
University of Hawaii-West Oahu 14 scholarships
Windward Community College 1 scholarships
World Medicine Institute No scholarships