2023 Best Schools for the Money (No Aid) in Hawaii

12 Colleges
$9,208 Avg Undergrad Tuition & Fees*
$11,664 Avg Room & Board*

There are lots of options to choose from today when trying to decide which school to attend. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Value Hawaii Schools ranking - to help you make that decision.

In This Year's Value Report:

Finding Your Best College Match

Our analysis looked at 12 schools in Hawaii to determine which ones have the best value programs. Our ranking for the best value schools is based on objective factors. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. We explain more about what we look at and why we do so below.

Our Methodology

To determine the value of a school in our Best Colleges for the Money in Hawaii ranking, we first add average tuition, fees, and room and board costs (without aid) together. In addition, the overall quality of a school is important to ensure a good education, not just how much it costs.

To make it into this list a school must offer a quality education like the schools in our Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considers factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

We go into more detail on these factors on our best value ranking methodology page.

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You can scroll down to see the top schools for this ranking, but you may also want to view some of the other ranking methods listed below.

To get a better picture of the best value schools for your income range or for whether or not you'll receive aid, click on one of the tiles above. You may also want to narrow this list by location to find the best value schools nearest you. In addition, we've put together a number of other college rankings that may help you in your search.

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Best Value Schools (No Aid) in Hawaii

Learn more about these excellent schools below:

Our 2023 rankings named Brigham Young University - Hawaii the best value (no aid) school in Hawaii. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Laie, Hawaii.

In addition to being included on this ranking as a good value, Brigham Young University - Hawaii is ranked #2 for quality in the state of Hawaii. The average cost without aid for the school is $14,102 a year for undergraduates. The average cost without aid for the school is $8,034 per year for graduate students.

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#2

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii

A rank of #2 on our Best Colleges for the Money in Hawaii list means Honolulu Community College is a great place for students working on their degree. Honolulu, Hawaii is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. It is a public school.

Honolulu Community College has the honor of being ranked #1 in Hawaii for overall quality on top of being a good value. The average cost for undergraduates to attend the school if you don’t receive any aid is $19,278 a year. The average cost without aid for the school is $16,104 per year for graduate students.

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#3

Kapiolani Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii

Out of the 12 schools in Hawaii that were part of this year’s ranking, Kapiolani Community College landed the #3 spot on the list. Kapiolani CC is located in Honolulu, Hawaii and has a medium-sized student population. It is a public school.

In addition to being included on this ranking as a good value, Kapiolani Community College is ranked #5 for quality in the state of Hawaii. The average cost for undergraduates to attend the school if you don’t receive any aid is $19,387 a year. The average cost without aid for the school is $16,103 per year for graduate students.

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A rank of #4 on our Best Colleges for the Money in Hawaii list means University of Hawaii at Manoa is a great place for students working on their degree. Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, the school is a fairly large public institution.

In addition to being included on this ranking as a good value, University of Hawaii at Manoa is ranked #3 for quality in the state of Hawaii. The average cost without aid for the school is $25,828 a year for undergraduates. The average cost to attend the school for graduate students if you don’t receive any aid is $30,144 a year.

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Out of the 12 schools in Hawaii that were part of this year’s ranking, Hawaii Community College landed the #5 spot on the list. Hilo, Hawaii is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. It is a public school.

Not only is Hawaii Community College a great value, but it is also ranked #11 in Hawaii for overall quality. The average cost for undergraduates to attend the school if you don’t receive any aid is $11,452 a year. The average cost without aid for the school is $8,248 per year for graduate students.

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With a ranking of #6, University of Hawaii at Hilo did quite well on the 2023 Best Colleges for the Money in Hawaii list. UH Hilo is located in Hilo, Hawaii and has a small student population. It is a public school.

Not only is University of Hawaii at Hilo a great value, but it is also ranked #7 in Hawaii for overall quality. The average cost for undergraduates to attend the school if you don’t receive any aid is $16,086 a year. The average cost without aid for the school is $20,478 per year for graduate students.

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#7

Leeward Community College

Pearl City, Hawaii

Leeward Community College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for the Money in Hawaii ranking. Leeward CC is a public institution located in Pearl City, Hawaii.

Leeward Community College has the honor of being ranked #9 in Hawaii for overall quality on top of being a good value. The average cost for undergraduates to attend the school if you don’t receive any aid is $19,312 a year. The average cost to attend the school for graduate students if you don’t receive any aid is $16,103 a year.

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With a ranking of #8, University of Hawaii Maui College did quite well on the 2023 Best Colleges for the Money in Hawaii list. UH Maui College is located in Kahului, Hawaii and has a small student population. It is a public school.

In addition to being included on this ranking as a good value, University of Hawaii Maui College is ranked #10 for quality in the state of Hawaii. The average cost for undergraduates to attend the school if you don’t receive any aid is $19,174 a year. The average cost to attend the school for graduate students if you don’t receive any aid is $15,896 a year.

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University of Hawaii - West Oahu came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for the Money in Hawaii ranking. This small public school is located in Kapolei, Hawaii.

Not only is University of Hawaii - West Oahu a great value, but it is also ranked #8 in Hawaii for overall quality. The average cost for undergraduates to attend the school if you don’t receive any aid is $23,688 a year. The average cost to attend the school for graduate students if you don’t receive any aid is $16,104 a year.

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#10

Windward Community College

Kaneohe, Hawaii

With a ranking of #10, Windward Community College did quite well on the 2023 Best Colleges for the Money in Hawaii list. Windward CC is a small public school situated in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

In addition to being included on this ranking as a good value, Windward Community College is ranked #12 for quality in the state of Hawaii. The average cost for undergraduates to attend the school if you don’t receive any aid is $19,297 a year. The average cost without aid for the school is $16,103 per year for graduate students.

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Chaminade University of Honolulu ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for the Money in Hawaii list. Chaminade University of Honolulu is a private not-for-profit institution located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Chaminade University of Honolulu has the honor of being ranked #4 in Hawaii for overall quality on top of being a good value. The average cost for undergraduates to attend the school if you don’t receive any aid is $42,504 a year. The average cost to attend the school for graduate students if you don’t receive any aid is $42,770 a year.

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#12

Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii Pacific University did quite well in the 2023 Best Colleges for the Money in Hawaii ranking, coming in at #12. Hawaii Pacific University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

In addition to being included on this ranking as a good value, Hawaii Pacific University is ranked #6 for quality in the state of Hawaii. The average cost for undergraduates to attend the school if you don’t receive any aid is $46,784 a year. The average cost to attend the school for graduate students if you don’t receive any aid is $37,364 a year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 12 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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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