University of Hawaii at Hilo

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,344
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,969
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.31%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
73.8%
3,152 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,165
77.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
37.9%
162 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 Registered Nursing (65 degrees awarded), Pharmacy (63 degrees), and General Psychology (53 degrees).

In 2020, 801 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Hawaii at Hilo. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was two or more races (250 degrees), 1.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (193 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $7,344, which is $−15,186 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $7,344, which is $−15,186 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,969.

In 2020, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,344
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo was $7,344. The cost of tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $−15,186 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,969
2020 Value
2.57%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Hawaii at Hilo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,969. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Hawaii at Hilo grew by 2.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,775
Room and Board
$1,058
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Hawaii at Hilo was of $11,775 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,058. The cost of room and board increased by 1.11% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.73% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at University of Hawaii at Hilo received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 73% 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.
8.31%
2018 Default Rate
73
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Hawaii at Hilo was 8.31%, which represents 73 out of the 878 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 3,152 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 24.2% annual decline. Out of those 3,152 applicants, 2,327 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,165 students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2020, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Hawaii at Hilo has an overall enrollment yield of 19.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,327
Accepted Out of 3,152

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Hawaii at Hilo was 73.8% (2,327 admissions from 3,152 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 51.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −24.2%, while admissions grew by 8.33%.

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage
225
Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Hawaii at Hilo has a total enrollment of 3,165 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 2,461 students and the part-time enrollment is 704. This means that 77.8% 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 36.2% Two or More Races, 18.5% White, 17.9% Asian, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.52% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.39% Black or African American, and 0.537% 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 (23%), followed by Two or More Races Male (13.1%) and White Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (25.5%), followed by Two or More Races Female (17.8%) and Asian Male (13.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,165 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 2,461 and the part-time enrollment is 704. This means that 77.8% of students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2020 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 71%. 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
    1,146
  2. White
    585
  3. Asian
    565

The enrolled student population at University of Hawaii at Hilo is 36.2% Two or More Races, 18.5% White, 17.9% Asian, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.52% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.39% Black or African American, and 0.537% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 9 students (0.284%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 223 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 (250 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more two or more races graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (193 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Hawaii at Hilo is Registered Nursing (65 degrees awarded), followed by Pharmacy (63 degrees) and General Psychology (53 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 (34 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (27 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 (95,888 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (76,961 people), Secondary school teachers (62,056 people), Postsecondary teachers (59,114 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (38,686 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), Language & Linguistics (27 degrees), Agriculture (27 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 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, Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), Language & Linguistics (27 degrees), Agriculture (27 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 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 (202,269 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (140,054 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (91,612 people), Construction (56,850 people), and Amusement & Recreation (52,346 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), Language & Linguistics (27 degrees), Agriculture (27 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 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. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 63 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 53 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Hawaii at Hilo was Registered Nursing with 65 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

289
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
512
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 289 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii at Hilo, which is 0.564 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (512).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 66 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii at Hilo in Pharmacy, which is 0.943 times less than the 70 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 70 degrees were awarded to women at University of Hawaii at Hilo in Pharmacy, which is 1.06 times more than the 66 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 19% 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 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Hawaii at Hilo is Female and Asian (63.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    250 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    193 degrees awarded
  3. White
    164 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Hawaii at Hilo is two or more races (250 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more two or more races recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (193 degrees).

0.25% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Two or More Races Female
    168 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    115 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    104 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Hawaii at Hilo is two or more races female (168 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more two or more races female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (115 degrees).

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Operations

University of Hawaii at Hilo has an endowment valued at nearly $284k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $651k (229%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Hawaii at Hilo had a total salary expenditure of $124M. University of Hawaii at Hilo employs 73 Professors, 57 Associate professors, and 37 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Hawaii at Hilo are Male Professors (38), Male Associate professors(37), and Female Professors (35).

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, Service, with 60 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$284k
2020 Endowment
3.15%
growth from 2019

University of Hawaii at Hilo has an endowment valued at about $284k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Hawaii at Hilo grew 3.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.3M 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. $13.5M - Federal
  2. $579k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Hawaii at Hilo received $13.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $579k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$55.4M
2020 Salaries
0.945%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of Hawaii at Hilo paid a median of $55.4M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($124M) and a 0.945% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.889% growth from 2018 and a 1.47% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.2M
Instructional Salaries
191
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Hawaii at Hilo paid a total of $19.2M to 191 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Hilo were Professor with 73 employees; Associate professor with 57 employees; and Associate professor with 37 employees.

In 2020, 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; Service with 60 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Hilo was Male Professor with 38 employees, Male Associate professor with 37 employees, and Female Professor with 35 employees.

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

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