Hawaii Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Hawaii?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Hawaii was $7,179 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $417 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,762 and represents a 6.17% annual increase. The list of Hawaii public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Hawaii and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 10 public colleges and universities in Hawaii, the most popular being University of Hawaii at Manoa with 13,329 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,088. University of Hawaii at Manoa is the most expensive public school in Hawaii with an in-state tuition of $11,088.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Hawaii colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Hawaii or cheap Hawaii colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Hawaii Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Hawaii Community College
Hilo, 1,044 Students
$3,084 - -
Honolulu Community College
Honolulu, 1,125 Students
$3,084 - -
Kapiolani Community College
Honolulu, 2,492 Students
$3,084 - -
Kauai Community College
Lihue, 328 Students
$3,084 - -
Leeward Community College
Pearl City, 2,586 Students
$3,084 - -
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hilo, 2,644 Students
$7,272 31 56
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, 13,329 Students
$11,088 48 68
University of Hawaii Maui College
Kahului, 999 Students
$3,084 - -
University of Hawaii West Oahu
Pearl City, 1,711 Students
$7,272 21 60
Windward Community College
Kaneohe, 677 Students
$3,084 - -