Colleges in Hawaii

Colleges in Hawaii

Hawaii or, as natives spell it, Hawai’i, is an archipelago of islands in the Central Pacific ocean and was the last state to be added to the US, in 1959. The tropical climate persists year round, but there are two seasons: dry, from May to October, and wet, from October to April. Colleges in Hawaii are predominantly either community colleges or public universities, the University of Hawaii having four locations. Hawaii also has two special-focus institutions, both for medicine. Tourism and agriculture are top industries for Hawaii, and prominent attractions include the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and Diamond Head.
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University of Hawaii at Manoa

The University of Hawai’i at Manoa is a 4-year public university on the island of O’ahu and the flagship campus of the UH System. The largest and oldest of the Hawai’i campuses, UH Manoa confers bachelor’s degrees in 100 academic majors. Additionally...

“…university of hawaii of manoa is a great school. there are amazing students you will meet but also a very good place to live in because as most people describe it, it's paradise. you will enjoy going to uh manoa, go warriors!” – Marife from Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University is a 4-year institution in O’ahu and the largest private university in the central Pacific. HPU hosts colleges of Business, Liberal Arts, Health, Natural Sciences, and Professional Studies. In addition, the HPU campus is...

“…great college! everyone here is so nice and accommodating! they really want to see you succeed. you want to be right on top of everything and if you feel something is not getting done fast enough then jut make a call and they will see whats taking so...” – Katie from Kaneohe, HI

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Founded by the Society of Mary, Chaminade University of Honolulu is a Christian institution and Hawaii’s only Catholic university. Chaminade is home to six academic departments conferring over 25 undergrad and graduate degree programs. As one of only...

“…chaminade is an amazing school. the faculty, staff, and students are very friendly. the environment is awesome as well.” – Stella from American Samoa

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Originally founded as Hawai’i Vocational College, the University of Hawai’i at Hilo is a public liberal arts college on The Big Island. UH Hilo confers bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors including Hawai’ian Studies. The university also...

“…university of hawaii at hilo has variety range of ethnic groups. its campus allows a hawaiian language program. is a highly-accredited nursing program” – Aiko from Hilo, HI

Kapi’olani Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is a member of the University of Hawaii system. The college offers a number of programs relating to Health Sciences, as well as a handful of other...

“…Very international student friendly. Very diverged. The best community college in Hawaii” – Ian from Honolulu, HI

Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Founded and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young University-Hawai’i is a 4-year private university on O’ahu that integrates secular and spiritual learning. BYU-Hawai’i is home to colleges of Arts & Humanities,...

“…There is an opportunity for a close relationship between instructor and pupil. It is a positive and healthy atmosphere. It is culturally diverse and there are plenty of opportunities to familiarize yourself with the rest of the world without even...” – Anne from Lindon, UT

With a main campus on the island of O’ahu, Leeward Community College is a 2-year institution and part of the University of Hawai’i system. Leeward offers degrees and certificates in 20 academic programs. Its Hawaiian Studies Program features courses...

“…The instructors at Leeward Community College have terrific skills in teaching. They will spend extra time with their students and share some of their strategies to succeed. Also, the tutors help are a blessing to have.” – Loreen from Ewa Beach, HI

University of Hawaii-West Oahu

Jefferson State Community College is a public 2-year institution which operates multiple campuses throughout Alabama, all of which have open admissions policies. The main campus is located in Birmingham, but each campus features certain specialties,...

“…The campus of University of Hawaii at West Oahu was considered an underdog of all the universities until the campus has transferred from one city to another. It has a beautiful campus for students to be able to work in. The staff is also incredibly...” – Clarence from Kapolei, HI

Hawai’i Community College is a public, 2-year institution within the University of Hawai’i system, with campus locations in Hilo and Kailua Kona. Hawai’i CC offers associate degree and certificate programs in nearly 40 areas of study that are...

“…Hawaii Community College is an outstanding college. The staff are very helpful and understanding; also, the environment is full of ALOHA.” – Cire Ailuj from Kailua Kona, HI

Honolulu Community College is a 2-year community college in Hawai’i’s capital city and a branch of the University of Hawai’i. HonCC confers associate degrees in fields of study from seven academic departments. The Kulana Hawai’i (Hawaiian Programs)...

“…hcc is the #1 college to be. everyone is so welcoming and we're just like family. we have the best staff and faculty members on campus that love us and help us to become great achievers in our careers.” – Mary from Honolulu, HI

University of Hawaii Maui College

The University of Hawaii Maui College is a public institution located on the Hawaiian island of Maui in the city of Kahului. It is a land-, sea-, and space-grant research institution and part of the University of Hawaii system. Culinary arts and food...

“…It is a very culturally diverse atmosphere where you can meet people from all over the world. Most of the teachers are passionate about what they are teaching and there to help students when needed. This school is in a great location and has a great...” – Molly from Kihei, HI

Windward Community College is a 2-year college on the island of O’ahu and part of The University of Hawai’i system. With a mission to provide education for Native Hawaiians, WCC offers an associate degree in Hawaiian Studies. Utilizing its island...

“…I believe windward community college is a safe, and friendly school. All the staff and students treat each other like family, always supporting each other and many resources are available to help the students along the way. The school is constantly...” – Julie from Kailua, HI

Kaua’i Community College is a 2-year institution and a branch of the University of Hawai’i system. KCC offers degrees and certificates in 15 fields of study including a Hospitality & Tourism program to train students for work in one of Hawai’i’s...

“…The arts program at Kauai Community College has helped me create a winning portfolio for admittance into an art school. The faculty has been extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The campus is clean and well maintained.” – Chelsea from Kalaheo, HI

From its Honolulu campus, Pacific Rim Christian University is a Christ-centered institution training students in theology and ministry. PRCU offers four bachelor’s degrees centered around the Bible, including Bible & Christian Counseling and Bible &...

The World Medicine Institute is a school of acupuncture and whole body medicine in Honolulu. WMI offers a master’s program featuring six medical concentrations including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Treatment & Needling, and Herbal Medicine. The...

Founded in 1996, the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is a school of Asian medical arts in Honolulu. ICAOM awards a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree with a focus on Theoretical Foundations, Acupuncture, Herbal...

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