University of Hawaii at Manoa

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,304
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,193
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.5%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
83.7%
13,240 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
18,025
74.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
61.8%
1,105 Graduates

About

University of Hawaii at Manoa is a higher education institution located in Honolulu County, HI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Hawaii at Manoa were General Psychology (177 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (157 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (143 degrees).

In 2020, 4,519 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Hawaii at Manoa. 60% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (1,606 degrees), 1.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (1057 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii at Manoa is $11,304, which is $−17,325 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii at Manoa is $11,304, which is $−17,325 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,193.

In 2020, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,304
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Hawaii at Manoa was $11,304. The cost of tuition at University of Hawaii at Manoa is $−17,325 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$15,193
2020 Value
1.61%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Hawaii at Manoa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,193. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Hawaii at Manoa grew by 1.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,366
Room and Board
$1,058
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Hawaii at Manoa was of $13,366 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,058. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.36% 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

58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at University of Hawaii at Manoa received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.33% with respect to 2019, when 60% 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.
3.5%
2018 Default Rate
103
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Hawaii at Manoa was 3.5%, which represents 103 out of the 2941 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 Manoa received 13,240 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 18.4% annual decline. Out of those 13,240 applicants, 11,081 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.7% acceptance rate.

There were 18,025 students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2020, and 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Hawaii at Manoa has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
11,081
Accepted Out of 13,240

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Hawaii at Manoa was 83.7% (11,081 admissions from 13,240 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 58.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −18.4%, while admissions grew by 16.7%.

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SAT Scores

45%
Submission Percentage
979
Scores Submitted

45% of enrolled first-time students at University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Hawaii at Manoa has a total enrollment of 18,025 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii at Manoa is 13,392 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,633. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Manoa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Hawaii at Manoa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.5% Asian, 24.6% Two or More Races, 19.6% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.26% Black or African American, and 0.178% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Manoa in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (20%), followed by Asian Male (16%) and Two or More Races Female (14.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (17.4%), followed by Two or More Races Female (14.8%) and White Female (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Hawaii at Manoa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,025 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii at Manoa is 13,392 and the part-time enrollment is 4,633. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Manoa are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Manoa was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Hawaii at Manoa had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    6,030
  2. Two or More Races
    4,440
  3. White
    3,534

The enrolled student population at University of Hawaii at Manoa is 33.5% Asian, 24.6% Two or More Races, 19.6% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.26% Black or African American, and 0.178% 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 Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 907 more women than men received degrees from University of Hawaii at Manoa. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Hawaii at Manoa is asian (1,606 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (1057 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Hawaii at Manoa is General Psychology (177 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (157 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (143 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Hawaii at Manoa, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (86 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (162 degrees), and Communication Technologies (54 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 Manoa are Architects, except landscape and naval (104,143 people), Other managers (47,424 people), Postsecondary teachers (41,211 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (38,375 people), and Secondary school teachers (30,701 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Manoa are Cultural & Gender Studies (86 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (162 degrees), Communication Technologies (54 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (52 degrees), and Library Science (17 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 Manoa are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Surgeons

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Manoa are Cultural & Gender Studies (86 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (162 degrees), Communication Technologies (54 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (52 degrees), and Library Science (17 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 Manoa are Architectural, engineering & related services (136,564 people), Elementary & secondary schools (103,621 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (79,193 people), Construction (47,012 people), and Computer Systems Design (32,000 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii at Manoa are Cultural & Gender Studies (86 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (162 degrees), Communication Technologies (54 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (52 degrees), and Library Science (17 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 Manoa.
Most Common
  1. 177 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 157 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 143 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Hawaii at Manoa was General Psychology with 177 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,806
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,713
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,806 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii at Manoa, which is 0.666 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,713).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 92 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii at Manoa in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.01 times more than the 91 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 149 degrees were awarded to women at University of Hawaii at Manoa in General Psychology, which is 3.92 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 32% of students graduating from University of Hawaii at Manoa completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Hawaii at Manoa is Female and Asian (77.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.0905% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    1,606 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    1,057 degrees awarded
  3. White
    836 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Hawaii at Manoa is asian (1,606 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (1057 degrees).

0.288% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Asian Female
    939 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    667 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    630 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Hawaii at Manoa is asian female (939 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (667 degrees).

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Operations

University of Hawaii at Manoa has an endowment valued at nearly $45.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.19M (15.9%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Hawaii at Manoa had a total salary expenditure of $1.08B. University of Hawaii at Manoa employs 385 Professors, 299 Associate professors, and 223 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Hawaii at Manoa are Male Professors (245), Female Associate professors(160), and Female Professors (140).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Manoa are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 524 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 380 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 333 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$45.3M
2020 Endowment
4.03%
growth from 2019

University of Hawaii at Manoa has an endowment valued at about $45.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Hawaii at Manoa grew 4.03% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $257M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $215M - Federal
  2. $37.3M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Hawaii at Manoa received $215M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $37.3M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$500M
2020 Salaries
1.35%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Hawaii at Manoa paid a median of $500M in salaries, which represents 46.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.08B) and a 1.35% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2% growth from 2018 and a 0.818% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$120M
Instructional Salaries
1,022
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Hawaii at Manoa paid a total of $120M to 1,022 employees working as instructors, which represents 24% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
385 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
524 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Manoa were Professor with 385 employees; Associate professor with 299 employees; and Associate professor with 223 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Manoa were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 524 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 380 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 333 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Hawaii at Manoa was Male Professor with 245 employees, Female Associate professor with 160 employees, and Female Professor with 140 employees.

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