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Hawaii Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Hawaii?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Hawaii was $7,074 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $312 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,762 and represents a 4.61% 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 13,553 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,872. University of Hawaii at Manoa is the most expensive public school in Hawaii with an in-state tuition of $10,872.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Hawaii Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Hawaii Community College
Hilo, 1,157 Students
$3,024 - -
Honolulu Community College
Honolulu, 1,263 Students
$3,024 - -
Kapiolani Community College
Honolulu, 2,713 Students
$3,024 - -
Kauai Community College
Lihue, 421 Students
$3,024 - -
Leeward Community College
Pearl City, 2,951 Students
$3,024 - -
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hilo, 2,863 Students
$7,200 37 73
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, 13,553 Students
$10,872 48 74
University of Hawaii Maui College
Kahului, 1,167 Students
$3,024 - -
University of Hawaii West Oahu
Pearl City, 1,566 Students
$7,200 - -
Windward Community College
Kaneohe, 812 Students
$3,024 - -