University of Hawaii at Hilo

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,344
0.99% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,338
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.13%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
51.6%
4,161 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,372
77% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
41.4%
183 Graduates

About

University of Hawaii at Hilo is a higher education institution located in Hawaii County, HI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Hawaii at Hilo were Pharmacy (70 degrees awarded), General Psychology (65 degrees), and Registered Nursing (65 degrees).

In 2019, 895 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Hawaii at Hilo. 68.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was two or more races (285 degrees), 1.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (211 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $7,344, which is $−14,682 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $7,344, which is $−14,682 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,338.

In 2019, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,344
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo was $7,344. The cost of tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $−14,682 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$14,338
2019 Value
6.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Hawaii at Hilo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,338. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Hawaii at Hilo grew by 6.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,646
Room and Board
$1,040
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Hawaii at Hilo was of $11,646 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,040. The cost of room and board decreased by 9.46% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.77% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at University of Hawaii at Hilo received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.82% with respect to 2018, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at University of Hawaii at Hilo (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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.
6.13%
2017 Default Rate
53
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Hawaii at Hilo was 6.13%, which represents 53 out of the 865 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 4,161 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 129% annual growth. Out of those 4,161 applicants, 2,148 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,372 students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2019, and 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Hawaii at Hilo has an overall enrollment yield of 20.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,148
Accepted Out of 4,161

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Hawaii at Hilo was 51.6% (2,148 admissions from 4,161 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 78.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 129%, while admissions grew by 50.4%.

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SAT Scores

47%
Submission Percentage
213
Scores Submitted

47% of enrolled first-time students at University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Hawaii at Hilo has a total enrollment of 3,372 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 2,598 students and the part-time enrollment is 774. This means that 77% 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 34% Two or More Races, 18.6% White, 18% Asian, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.25% Black or African American, and 0.593% 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 (21.4%), followed by Two or More Races Male (12.3%) and White Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (26.9%), followed by Asian Male (17.3%) and Two or More Races Female (15.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,372 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 2,598 and the part-time enrollment is 774. This means that 77% of students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2019 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
  1. Two or More Races
    1,148
  2. White
    626
  3. Asian
    608

The enrolled student population at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 34% Two or More Races, 18.6% White, 18% Asian, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.25% Black or African American, and 0.593% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 14 students (0.415%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 339 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 (285 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more two or more races graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (211 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Hawaii at Hilo is Pharmacy (70 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (65 degrees) and Registered Nursing (65 degrees).

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 Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (59 degrees).

Workforce

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 Other managers (132,728 people), Postsecondary teachers (105,469 people), Physicians (80,747 people), Other Physical Scientists (73,903 people), and Secondary school teachers (65,613 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (59 degrees), Agriculture (30 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 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 University of Hawaii at Hilo are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (59 degrees), Agriculture (30 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 degrees).

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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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (224,442 people), Elementary & secondary schools (186,041 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (135,326 people), Computer Systems Design (76,136 people), and Scientific research & development services (75,750 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (59 degrees), Agriculture (30 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 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 University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Most Common
  1. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 65 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Hawaii at Hilo was Pharmacy with 70 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

278
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
617
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 278 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii at Hilo, which is 0.451 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (617).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 45 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii at Hilo in Pharmacy, which is 0.455 times less than the 99 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 99 degrees were awarded to women at University of Hawaii at Hilo in Pharmacy, which is 2.2 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% 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, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Hawaii at Hilo is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.546% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Two or More Races
    285 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    211 degrees awarded
  3. White
    164 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Hawaii at Hilo is two or more races (285 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more two or more races recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (211 degrees).

0.112% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Two or More Races Female
    199 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    151 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    110 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Hawaii at Hilo is two or more races female (199 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more two or more races female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (151 degrees).

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Operations

University of Hawaii at Hilo has an endowment valued at nearly $275k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.04M (380%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, University of Hawaii at Hilo had a total salary expenditure of $123M. University of Hawaii at Hilo employs 70 Professors, 59 Associate professors, and 44 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Male Associate professors (38), Male Professors(35), and Female Professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Hilo are: Service, with 68 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 61 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$275k
2019 Endowment
1.44%
growth from 2018

University of Hawaii at Hilo has an endowment valued at about $275k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Hawaii at Hilo grew 1.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.2M lower 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $12.8M - Federal
  2. $806k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Hawaii at Hilo received $12.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $806k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$55.9M
2019 Salaries
0.889%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Hawaii at Hilo paid a median of $55.9M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 0.889% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.47% growth from 2017 and a 1.4% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.4M
Instructional Salaries
203
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Hawaii at Hilo paid a total of $19.4M to 203 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
70 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
68 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Hilo were Professor with 70 employees; Associate professor with 59 employees; and Associate professor with 44 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Hilo were Service with 68 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Hilo was Male Associate professor with 38 employees, Male Professor with 35 employees, and Female Professor with 35 employees.

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

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