Social Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences in Hawaii

2 Colleges
492 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,241 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Social Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences in HawaiiSocial Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Hawaii. With 492 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 3rd out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.3% of all the social sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences in Hawaii ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in social sciences. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those social sciences schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

More Ways to Rank Social Sciences Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Social Sciences Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Social Sciences Schools in Hawaii

The following schools top our list of the Best Social Sciences Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Social Sciences Schools in Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Hilo earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. UHH is a small public school located in the remote town of Hilo. UHH not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Social Sciences in Hawaii list.

The average student at UHH graduates in less than 4.7 years, and it costs about $22,045 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UHH is $103,832. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Hawaii at Manoa as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UHM is a large public school located in the large city of Honolulu. UHM not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Social Sciences in Hawaii list.

It takes the average student at UHM about 4.6 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $38,437. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UHM is $174,888. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Social Sciences Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Social Sciences Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 25,166
Washington 3,485
Oregon 2,804
Alaska 85
Nevada 773

Social Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Political Science & Government 117
General Social Sciences 111
Sociology 104
Economics 84
Anthropology 47

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 367
Education 292
Communication & Journalism 268
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 118
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 94

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to AndrГ© KГјnzelmann.

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