Hawaii Pacific University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,160

4.51% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$27,245

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.77%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

75.4%

5,452 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,081

73.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42%

251 Graduates

About

Hawaii Pacific University is a higher education institution located in Honolulu County, HI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Hawaii Pacific University were General Business Administration & Management (204 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (147 degrees), and General Psychology (52 degrees).

In 2016, 1,272 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hawaii Pacific University. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (404 degrees), 1.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (235 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hawaii Pacific University is $23,160, which is $3,000 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hawaii Pacific University is $23,160, which is $3,000 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,245.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,160

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Hawaii Pacific University was $23,160. The cost of tuition at Hawaii Pacific University is $3,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$27,245

2016 Value

14.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Hawaii Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,245. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Hawaii Pacific University grew by 14.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,656

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hawaii Pacific University was of $14,656 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 8.28% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Hawaii Pacific University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 11.3% with respect to 2015, when 53% 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.

5.77%

2015 Default Rate

67

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Hawaii Pacific University was 5.77%, which represents 67 out of the 1161 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

Hawaii Pacific University received 5,452 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 58.1% annual growth. Out of those 5,452 applicants, 4,109 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,081 students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hawaii Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,109

Accepted Out of 5,452

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hawaii Pacific University was 75.4% (4,109 admissions from 5,452 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 91.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 58.1%, while admissions grew by 30.5%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Hawaii Pacific University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hawaii Pacific University has a total enrollment of 4,081 students. The full-time enrollment at Hawaii Pacific University is 2,997 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,084. This means that 73.4% of students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hawaii Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27.8% White, 15.9% Asian, 14.1% Two or More Races, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.15% Black or African American, 2.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.613% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (15.7%), followed by Asian Female (11.6%) and White Male (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (17.8%), followed by White Male (13.3%) and Two or More Races Female (10.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hawaii Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,081 students. The full-time enrollment at Hawaii Pacific University is 2,997 and the part-time enrollment is 1,084. This means that 73.4% of students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

2016 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 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Hawaii Pacific University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,133

  2. Asian

    650

  3. Two or More Races

    577

The enrolled student population at Hawaii Pacific University is 27.8% White, 15.9% Asian, 14.1% Two or More Races, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.15% Black or African American, 2.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.613% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 361 students (8.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 194 more women than men received degrees from Hawaii Pacific University. The majority of degree recipients at Hawaii Pacific University are white (404 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (235 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hawaii Pacific University is General Business Administration & Management (204 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (147 degrees) and General Psychology (52 degrees).

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 History (22 degrees awarded), Communications (73 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are Software developers, applications & systems software (428,167 people), Miscellaneous managers (320,753 people), Social workers (193,794 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (182,307 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (136,985 people).

The most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are History (22 degrees awarded), Communications (73 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (58 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (102 degrees).

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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 Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Financial analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are History (22 degrees awarded), Communications (73 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (58 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (102 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are Computer Systems Design (565,927 people), Elementary & secondary schools (386,565 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (283,455 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (190,499 people), and Hospitals (187,750 people).

The most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are History (22 degrees awarded), Communications (73 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (58 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (102 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 204 degrees awarded

  2. 147 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hawaii Pacific University was General Business Administration & Management with 204 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 539

  2. 733

In 2016, 539 degrees were awarded to men at Hawaii Pacific University, which is 0.735 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (733).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 121 degrees were awarded to men at Hawaii Pacific University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.26 times more than the 96 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 140 degrees were awarded to women at Hawaii Pacific University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.6 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 20% of students graduating from Hawaii Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (64.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hawaii Pacific University is Female and Asian (64.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    404 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    235 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    197 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hawaii Pacific University is white (404 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (235 degrees).

1.18% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    227 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    177 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    148 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Hawaii Pacific University is white female (227 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (177 degrees).

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Operations

Hawaii Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $61.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-426k (-0.689%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Hawaii Pacific University had a total expenditure of $85.3M. Of that $85.3M, they spent $40.2M on salaries and $85.3M on benefits.

Hawaii Pacific University employs 47 Associate professors, 38 Assistant professors, and 29 Professors. Most academics at Hawaii Pacific University are Male Associate professors (25), Female Associate professors(22), and Female Assistant professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hawaii Pacific University are: Management, with 92 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 69 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$61.7M

2015 Endowment

9.79%

decline from 2014

Hawaii Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $61.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Hawaii Pacific University declined 9.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.9M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.16M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Hawaii Pacific University received $2.16M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$40.2M

Salary Expenditure

$85.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Hawaii Pacific University had a total expenditure of $85.3M. Of that $85.3M, they spent $40.2M on salaries and $85.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Hawaii Pacific University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$40.2M

2015 Salaries

14%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Hawaii Pacific University paid a median of $40.2M in salaries, which represents 47.1% of their overall expenditure ($85.3M) and a 14% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.43% decline from 2013 and a 1.46% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.2M

Instructional Salaries

160

Number of Employees

In 2015, Hawaii Pacific University paid a total of $12.2M to 160 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

47 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

92 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hawaii Pacific University were Associate professor with 47 employees; Assistant professor with 38 employees; and Assistant professor with 29 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hawaii Pacific University were Management with 92 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 69 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hawaii Pacific University was Male Associate professor with 25 employees, Female Associate professor with 22 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 20 employees.

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

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