University of Hawaii at Hilo

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,200

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,825

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.11%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

77.9%

1,709 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,539

77.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

41%

187 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 General Psychology (74 degrees awarded), Pharmacy (71 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (66 degrees).

In 2017, 955 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Hawaii at Hilo. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were two or more races (278 degrees), 1.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (225 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $7,200, which is $-13,533 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $7,200, which is $-13,533 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,825.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,200

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo was $7,200. The cost of tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $-13,533 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,825

2017 Value

18.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Hawaii at Hilo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,825. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Hawaii at Hilo grew by 18.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,112

Room and Board

$952

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Hawaii at Hilo was of $12,112 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $952. The cost of room and board increased by 4.38% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 25.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at University of Hawaii at Hilo received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 6.76% with respect to 2016, when 74% 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.

6.11%

2016 Default Rate

55

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Hawaii at Hilo was 6.11%, which represents 55 out of the 900 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 1,709 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.62% annual growth. Out of those 1,709 applicants, 1,331 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,539 students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2017, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Hawaii at Hilo has an overall enrollment yield of 31.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,331

Accepted Out of 1,709

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Hawaii at Hilo was 77.9% (1,331 admissions from 1,709 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.62%, while admissions grew by 19.1%.

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SAT Scores

55%

Submission Percentage

230

Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Hawaii at Hilo has a total enrollment of 3,539 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 2,743 students and the part-time enrollment is 796. This means that 77.5% 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 31.3% Two or More Races, 19.8% White, 19.4% Asian, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.21% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.47% Black or African American, and 0.424% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Two or More Races Female (19.4%), followed by White Female (12.5%) and Two or More Races Male (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Asian Female (29.8%), followed by Asian Male (16.1%) and Two or More Races Female (15.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,539 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 2,743 and the part-time enrollment is 796. This means that 77.5% of students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

2017 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 (75%), 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

    1,109

  2. White

    699

  3. Asian

    688

The enrolled student population at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 31.3% Two or More Races, 19.8% White, 19.4% Asian, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.21% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.47% Black or African American, and 0.424% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 15 students (0.424%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 193 more women than men received degrees from University of Hawaii at Hilo. The majority of degree recipients at University of Hawaii at Hilo are two or more races (278 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more two or more races graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (225 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Hawaii at Hilo is General Psychology (74 degrees awarded), followed by Pharmacy (71 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (66 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 (24 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (43 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 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 University of Hawaii at Hilo are Elementary & middle school teachers (83,792 people), Other managers (77,513 people), Postsecondary teachers (53,903 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (43,731 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (39,166 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (43 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Agriculture (30 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees).

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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, Sales managers, Dentists, Physicians, and Financial managers

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (43 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Agriculture (30 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 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 University of Hawaii at Hilo are Elementary & secondary schools (150,826 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (130,543 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (88,182 people), Construction (47,889 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (45,235 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (43 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Agriculture (30 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 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. 74 degrees awarded

  2. 71 degrees awarded

  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Hawaii at Hilo was General Psychology with 74 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 381

  2. 574

In 2017, 381 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii at Hilo, which is 0.664 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (574).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 73 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii at Hilo in Pharmacy, which is 0.961 times less than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 76 degrees were awarded to women at University of Hawaii at Hilo in Pharmacy, which is 1.04 times more than the 73 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% 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, 39% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Hawaii at Hilo is Female and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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% of graduates (0 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

    278 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    225 degrees awarded

  3. White

    223 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Hawaii at Hilo is two or more races (278 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more two or more races recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (225 degrees).

0.314% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Two or More Races Female

    174 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    142 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Hawaii at Hilo is two or more races female (174 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more two or more races female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (142 degrees).

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Operations

University of Hawaii at Hilo has an endowment valued at nearly $262k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $210k (79.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Hawaii at Hilo had a total salary expenditure of $116M. University of Hawaii at Hilo employs 74 Associate professors, 67 Professors, and 43 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Male Associate professors (45), Male Professors(41), and Female Associate professors (29).

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 64 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 55 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$262k

2017 Endowment

6.82%

growth from 2016

University of Hawaii at Hilo has an endowment valued at about $262k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Hawaii at Hilo grew 6.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.9M 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. $13.6M - Federal

  2. $428k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Hawaii at Hilo received $13.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $428k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$54.6M

2017 Salaries

1.4%

decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Hawaii at Hilo paid a median of $54.6M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($116M) and a 1.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.421% growth from 2015 and a 0.919% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.1M

Instructional Salaries

219

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Hawaii at Hilo paid a total of $20.1M to 219 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

74 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

64 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Hilo were Associate professor with 74 employees; Professor with 67 employees; and Professor with 43 employees.

In 2017, 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 64 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Hilo was Male Associate professor with 45 employees, Male Professor with 41 employees, and Female Associate professor with 29 employees.

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

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