List of Private Universities & Colleges in Hawaii

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With a handful of private colleges in Hawaii to choose from, students can spend substantial time researching each institution. The large and small private colleges in Hawaii can be found in either Honolulu or Laie. Top private universities in Hawaii are Brigham Young University, Hawaii Pacific University, Remington College, Argosy College, and Chaminade University. Private colleges, by definition, are schools that do not accept state funding. As such, a private college or university operates through tuition dollars, donations, and operations. Private colleges will typically have smaller class sizes than their public counterparts, providing the opportunity for students to connect with their peers on a deeper level and interact with professors more frequently. Another statistic worth noting is the financial aid packages at private colleges. Financial aid awards at private institutions can be substantial in terms of dollars and percentage of aid. A recent article compiled by our staff indicate the current award levels of private institutions place the average discount at 49% off the published tuition rates. This is worth noting as many private institutions that may appear to be more expensive or out of reach may in fact be much more affordable after considering the net effect of your financial aid package.

List of Large 4-Year Private Universities in Hawaii

There are 3 large private universities in our database for Hawaii. Follow the links below to get more details about each school.

Small to Medium Sized 4-Year Universities

The 4-year schools listed below have a small to medium sized student body and may offer a wide range of associate and bachelor's degrees. Get more information about each school by clicking the links below.

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Hawaii in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.