Hawaii Pacific University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,440
6.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$30,501
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.98%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.1%
13,354 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,876
64.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45.5%
193 Graduates

About

Hawaii Pacific University is a higher education institution located in Honolulu County, HI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Hawaii Pacific University were Registered Nursing (114 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (80 degrees), and General Psychology (36 degrees).

In 2022, 772 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hawaii Pacific University. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (210 degrees), 1.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (164 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hawaii Pacific University is $31,440, which is $7,444 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Hawaii Pacific University is $31,440, which is $7,444 more 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 $30,501.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Hawaii Pacific University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$31,440
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Hawaii Pacific University was $31,440. The cost of tuition at Hawaii Pacific University is $7,444 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$30,501
2022 Value
20.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Hawaii Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,501. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Hawaii Pacific University grew by 20.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,764
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hawaii Pacific University was of $16,764 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 13% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Hawaii Pacific University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.95% with respect to 2021, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.98%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Hawaii Pacific University was 1.98%, which represents 15 out of the 759 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Hawaii Pacific University received 13,354 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.8% annual growth. Out of those 13,354 applicants, 11,631 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,876 students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University in 2022. 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hawaii Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
11,631
Accepted Out of 13,354

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hawaii Pacific University was 87.1% (11,631 admissions from 13,354 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 85.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.8%, while admissions grew by 14.1%..

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage (2022)
103
Scores Submitted (2022)

18% of enrolled first-time students at Hawaii Pacific University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hawaii Pacific University had a total enrollment of 4,876 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Hawaii Pacific University is 3,160 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,716. This means that 64.8% of students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hawaii Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24.6% Two or More Races, 21% White, 17.1% Hispanic or Latino, 12.3% Asian, 6.58% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 4.47% Black or African American, and 0.328% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (17.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (12.4%) and Two or More Races Female (11.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (19.1%), followed by Two or More Races Female (10.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hawaii Pacific University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,876 students. The full-time enrollment at Hawaii Pacific University is 3,160 and the part-time enrollment is 1,716. This means that 64.8% of students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 Hawaii Pacific University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Hawaii Pacific University 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
    1,198 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,023 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    832 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Hawaii Pacific University is 24.6% Two or More Races, 21% White, 17.1% Hispanic or Latino, 12.3% Asian, 6.58% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 4.47% Black or African American, and 0.328% 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, 109 students (2.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 204 more women than men received degrees from Hawaii Pacific University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hawaii Pacific University is white (210 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (164 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hawaii Pacific University is Registered Nursing (114 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (80 degrees) and General Psychology (36 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Hawaii Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (57 degrees awarded), History (14 degrees), and Biology (54 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 Hawaii Pacific University are Physicians (431,534 people), Other managers (239,139 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (193,142 people), Social workers, all other (192,117 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (174,985 people).

The most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (57 degrees awarded), History (14 degrees), Biology (54 degrees), Protective Services (41 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are Public Administration and Social Service (57 degrees awarded), History (14 degrees), Biology (54 degrees), Protective Services (41 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (32 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 Hawaii Pacific University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (612,160 people), Elementary & secondary schools (499,932 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (411,643 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (403,736 people), and Offices of physicians (226,298 people).

The most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are Public Administration and Social Service (57 degrees awarded), History (14 degrees), Biology (54 degrees), Protective Services (41 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (32 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 Hawaii Pacific University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 114 degrees awarded
  2. 80 degrees awarded
  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hawaii Pacific University was Registered Nursing with 114 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

284
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
488
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 284 degrees were awarded to men at Hawaii Pacific University, which is 0.582 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (488).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Hawaii Pacific University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.977 times less than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Hawaii Pacific University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.58 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 31% of students graduating from Hawaii Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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 (61.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Hawaii Pacific University is Female and Asian (61.4% 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, 2.07% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    210 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    164 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    144 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hawaii Pacific University is white (210 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (164 degrees).

2.2% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    130 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    110 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    87 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Hawaii Pacific University is white female (130 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (110 degrees).

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Operations

Hawaii Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $48.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−16.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Hawaii Pacific University had a total salary expenditure of 94.1M. Hawaii Pacific University employs 68 Assistant professors, 43 Associate professors and 21 Lecturers. Most academics at Hawaii Pacific University are Female Assistant professor (40), Male Assistant professor (28), and Male Associate professor (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hawaii Pacific University are: Management, with 87 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 47 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 44 employees.

Endowment

$48.2M
2022 Endowment
14.7%
decline from 2021

Hawaii Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $48.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Hawaii Pacific University declined 14.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.65M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$35.5M
2022 Salaries
7.48%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Hawaii Pacific University paid a median of $35.5M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($94.1M) and a 7.48% growth 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

$13.5M
Instructional Salaries
164
Number of Employees

In 2022, Hawaii Pacific University paid a total of $13.5M to 164 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.2% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
68 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
87 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hawaii Pacific University were Assistant professor with 68 employees, Associate professor with 43 employees, and Lecturer with 21 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hawaii Pacific University were Management with 87 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 47 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hawaii Pacific University was Female Assistant professor with 40 employees, Male Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Male Associate professor with 23 employees.

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

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