University of Hawaii at Hilo

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,344
2022 Average Net Price
$13,867
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.34%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
84.2%
2,595 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,977
69.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.5%
152 Graduates

About

University of Hawaii at Hilo is a higher education institution located in Hawaii County, HI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Hawaii at Hilo were General Business Administration & Management (89 degrees awarded), Pharmacy (69 degrees), and General Psychology (62 degrees).

In 2022, 780 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Hawaii at Hilo. 67.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was two or more races (260 degrees), 1.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (170 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $7,344, which is $−16,652 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $7,344, which is $−16,652 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,867.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending University of Hawaii at Hilo received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,344
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo was $7,344. The cost of tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $−16,652 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$13,867
2022 Value
4.62%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Hawaii at Hilo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,867. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Hawaii at Hilo grew by 4.62%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,517
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Hawaii at Hilo was of $10,517 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 7.51% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.746% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at University of Hawaii at Hilo received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.41% with respect to 2021, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.34%
2019 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Hawaii at Hilo was 3.34%, which represents 26 out of the 779 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Hawaii at Hilo received 2,595 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,595 applicants, 2,186 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,977 students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2022. 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Hawaii at Hilo has an overall enrollment yield of 17.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,186
Accepted Out of 2,595

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Hawaii at Hilo was 84.2% (2,186 admissions from 2,595 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 92.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.5%, while admissions declined by −18.2%..

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage (2022)
73
Scores Submitted (2022)

19% of enrolled first-time students at University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Hawaii at Hilo had a total enrollment of 2,977 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 2,065 students and the part-time enrollment is 912. This means that 69.4% of students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Hawaii at Hilo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.3% Two or More Races, 19.9% White, 15.4% Asian, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.69% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.07% Black or African American, and 0.974% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Two or More Races Female (21.6%), followed by White Female (13.5%) and Two or More Races Male (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (30.3%), followed by Two or More Races Female (14.3%) and Asian Male (13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,977 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 2,065 and the part-time enrollment is 912. This means that 69.4% of students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Hawaii at Hilo was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of Hawaii at Hilo had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Two or More Races
    1,051 enrolled students
  2. White
    591 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    459 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 35.3% Two or More Races, 19.9% White, 15.4% Asian, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.69% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.07% Black or African American, and 0.974% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 8 students (0.269%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 276 more women than men received degrees from University of Hawaii at Hilo. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Hawaii at Hilo is two or more races (260 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more two or more races recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (170 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Hawaii at Hilo is General Business Administration & Management (89 degrees awarded), followed by Pharmacy (69 degrees) and General Psychology (62 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Hawaii at Hilo, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (22 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees), and Psychology (79 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Physicians (505,136 people), Other managers (278,398 people), Postsecondary teachers (264,027 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (238,596 people), and Other Physical Scientists (172,267 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (22 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees), Psychology (79 degrees), Biology (60 degrees), and Physical Sciences (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Language & Linguistics (22 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees), Psychology (79 degrees), Biology (60 degrees), and Physical Sciences (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (729,233 people), Elementary & secondary schools (666,635 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (609,456 people), Outpatient care centers (276,996 people), and Offices of physicians (272,592 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Language & Linguistics (22 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees), Psychology (79 degrees), Biology (60 degrees), and Physical Sciences (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 89 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Hawaii at Hilo was General Business Administration & Management with 89 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

252
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
528
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 252 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii at Hilo, which is 0.477 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (528).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii at Hilo in Pharmacy, which is 0.48 times less than the 98 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 98 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii at Hilo in Pharmacy, which is 2.09 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% of students graduating from University of Hawaii at Hilo completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Hawaii at Hilo is Female and Asian (61.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.658% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Two or More Races
    260 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    170 degrees awarded
  3. White
    131 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Hawaii at Hilo is two or more races (260 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more two or more races recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (170 degrees).

0.256% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Two or More Races Female
    180 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    108 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    101 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Hawaii at Hilo is two or more races female (180 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more two or more races female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (108 degrees).

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Operations

University of Hawaii at Hilo has an endowment valued at nearly $293k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−NaN1%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Hawaii at Hilo had a total salary expenditure of 124M. University of Hawaii at Hilo employs 75 Professors, 57 Associate professors and 26 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Male Professor (41), Male Associate professor (38), and Female Professor (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Hilo are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 59 employees, Service, with 52 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 42 employees.

Endowment

$293k
2022 Endowment
16%
decline from 2021

University of Hawaii at Hilo has an endowment valued at about $293k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Hawaii at Hilo declined 16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$55.5M
2022 Salaries
0.619%
decline from 2021

In 2022, University of Hawaii at Hilo paid a median of $55.5M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($124M) and a 0.619% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19M
Instructional Salaries
179
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Hawaii at Hilo paid a total of $19M to 179 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
75 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
59 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Hilo were Professor with 75 employees, Associate professor with 57 employees, and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Hilo were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 59 employees, Service with 52 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Hilo was Male Professor with 41 employees, Male Associate professor with 38 employees, and Female Professor with 34 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Hawaii at Hilo.

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