University of Hawaii-West Oahu

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,344
2022 Average Net Price
$9,103
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.52%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
96.4%
909 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,913
51.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.7%
87 Graduates

About

University of Hawaii-West Oahu is a higher education institution located in Honolulu County, HI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Hawaii-West Oahu were General Business Administration & Management (276 degrees awarded), General Social Sciences (136 degrees), and Public Administration (131 degrees).

In 2022, 738 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Hawaii-West Oahu. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (262 degrees), 1.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (226 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is $7,344, which is $−20,986 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is $7,344, which is $−20,986 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,103.

In 2022, 87% of undergraduate students attending University of Hawaii-West Oahu received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,344
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Hawaii-West Oahu was $7,344. The cost of tuition at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is $−20,986 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$9,103
2022 Value
18%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Hawaii-West Oahu had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,103. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Hawaii-West Oahu grew by 18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,104
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Hawaii-West Oahu was of $16,104 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.63% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.746% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
22%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at University of Hawaii-West Oahu received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 27.9% with respect to 2021, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.52%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Hawaii-West Oahu was 1.52%, which represents 8 out of the 527 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Hawaii-West Oahu received 909 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 22.3% annual growth. Out of those 909 applicants, 876 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,913 students enrolled at University of Hawaii-West Oahu in 2022. 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Hawaii-West Oahu has an overall enrollment yield of 24.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
876
Accepted Out of 909

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Hawaii-West Oahu was 96.4% (876 admissions from 909 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 94.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 22.3%, while admissions grew by 24.6%..

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage (2022)
19
Scores Submitted (2022)

9% of enrolled first-time students at University of Hawaii-West Oahu in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Hawaii-West Oahu had a total enrollment of 2,913 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is 1,503 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,410. This means that 51.6% of students enrolled at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Hawaii-West Oahu, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.3% Asian, 31.9% Two or More Races, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 7.48% White, 4.36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.65% Black or African American, and 0.103% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Hawaii-West Oahu in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (22.4%), followed by Two or More Races Female (22.1%) and Asian Male (13.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Hawaii-West Oahu in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,913 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is 1,503 and the part-time enrollment is 1,410. This means that 51.6% of students enrolled at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2022 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-West Oahu was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), University of Hawaii-West Oahu had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    1,117 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    930 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    436 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is 38.3% Asian, 31.9% Two or More Races, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 7.48% White, 4.36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.65% Black or African American, and 0.103% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 10 students (0.343%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 256 more women than men received degrees from University of Hawaii-West Oahu. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is asian (262 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (226 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is General Business Administration & Management (276 degrees awarded), followed by General Social Sciences (136 degrees) and Public Administration (131 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Hawaii-West Oahu, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (49 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (131 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (83 degrees).

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-West Oahu are Accountants & auditors (1,090,270 people), Other managers (913,842 people), Financial managers (568,878 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (476,944 people), and Chief executives & legislators (473,903 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii-West Oahu in 2022 are Communication Technologies (49 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (131 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (83 degrees), Social Sciences (136 degrees), and Business (276 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-West Oahu are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are Communication Technologies (49 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (131 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (83 degrees), Social Sciences (136 degrees), and Business (276 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-West Oahu are Elementary & secondary schools (846,396 people), Computer Systems Design (668,526 people), Banking & related activities (580,429 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (579,973 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (530,652 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are Communication Technologies (49 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (131 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (83 degrees), Social Sciences (136 degrees), and Business (276 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-West Oahu.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 276 degrees awarded
  2. 136 degrees awarded
  3. 131 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Hawaii-West Oahu was General Business Administration & Management with 276 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

241
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
497
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 241 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii-West Oahu, which is 0.485 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (497).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 91 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii-West Oahu in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.492 times less than the 185 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 185 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii-West Oahu in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.03 times more than the 91 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from University of Hawaii-West Oahu 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is Male and White (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    262 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    226 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    119 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is asian (262 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (226 degrees).

0.407% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Female
    164 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races Female
    162 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is asian female (164 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races female (162 degrees).

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Operations

University of Hawaii-West Oahu has an endowment valued at nearly $244k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−NaN7%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, University of Hawaii-West Oahu had a total salary expenditure of 58M. University of Hawaii-West Oahu employs 30 Professors, 22 Associate professors and 22 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are Male Professor (19), Female Assistant professor (16), and Female Professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 57 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 33 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 25 employees.

Endowment

$244k
2022 Endowment
15.5%
decline from 2021

University of Hawaii-West Oahu has an endowment valued at about $244k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Hawaii-West Oahu declined 15.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $49M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$26M
2022 Salaries
0.954%
decline from 2021

In 2022, University of Hawaii-West Oahu paid a median of $26M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($58M) and a 0.954% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.26M
Instructional Salaries
85
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Hawaii-West Oahu paid a total of $8.26M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Hawaii-West Oahu were Professor with 30 employees, Associate professor with 22 employees, and Assistant professor with 22 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Hawaii-West Oahu were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Hawaii-West Oahu was Male Professor with 19 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Female Professor with 11 employees.

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

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