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2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii

15 Colleges
$36,679 Avg Salary*
19% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Many college students wish to attend a diverse and inclusive institution. This is why College Factual developed its rankings for the Most Diverse Schools in Hawaii.

We analyzed 15 colleges and universities across Hawaii to determine which were the most diverse. To determine overall diversity, we consider four factors: racial/ethnic makeup of the students, the geographic representation of the students, male to female ratio, and age range.

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Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii

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#1

Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, Hawaii

Our analysis found Hawaii Pacific University to be the most diverse school in Hawaii in this year’s ranking. Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 586 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 42% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Hawaii Pacific University go into careers with an average salary of $49,900.

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A rank of #2 on our Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii list means Brigham Young University - Hawaii is a great place for students who value diversity. Brigham Young University - Hawaii is a small private not-for-profit school located in Laie, Hawaii that handed out 623 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

About 19.77% of the students are international. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from BYU - H make an average of $42,200 per year during the early years of their career.

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#3

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii

Out of the 15 schools in Hawaii that were part of this year’s diversity ranking, University of Hawaii at Manoa landed the #3 spot on the list. This fairly large , public school is located in Honolulu, Hawaii, and it awarded 3,245 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 51% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from UHM go into careers with an average salary of $45,800.

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You’ll be in good (and diverse) company if you decide to attend Pacific Rim Christian University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii list. Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 22 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 31% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Rim Christian University make an average of $29,500 per year during the early years of their career.

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A rank of #5 on our Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii list means University of Hawaii at Hilo is a great place for students who value diversity. Located in Hilo, Hawaii, the small , public school awarded 774 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 50% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from UHH is $37,900 during the early years of their career.

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#6

Kapiolani Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii

Coming in at #6 for 2021 overall diversity in Hawaii is Kapiolani CC. Kapiolani CC is a medium-sized public school located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $37,200 during the early years of their career.

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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 Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii ranking. A medium-sized institution, Leeward CC is public.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Leeward CC is $33,200 during the early years of their career.

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Chaminade University of Honolulu landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii ranking. Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, the small , private not-for-profit school awarded 362 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 45% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu make an average of $38,400 per year during the early years of their career.

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University of Hawaii Maui College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii ranking. UH Maui College is a small public school situated in Kahului, Hawaii. It awarded 19 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 42% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from UH Maui College go into careers with an average salary of $29,900.

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#10

Hawaii Community College

Hilo, Hawaii

If you crave a diverse college experience, Hawaii CC, coming in at #10 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Hawaii CC is a small public school located in Hilo, Hawaii.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Hawaii CC make an average of $26,600 per year during the early years of their career.

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#11

Windward Community College

Kaneohe, Hawaii

Windward Community College ranked #11 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii list. Located in Kaneohe, Hawaii, Windward CC is a small public school.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $29,600 during the early years of their career.

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#12

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu Community College landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii ranking. Honolulu CC is a small public school located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $35,700 during the early years of their career.

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University of Hawaii - West Oahu landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii ranking. University of Hawaii - West Oahu is a small public school situated in Kapolei, Hawaii. It awarded 643 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 39% falling into the traditional age range. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from University of Hawaii - West Oahu go into careers with an average salary of $38,600.

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#14

Kauai Community College

Lihue, Hawaii

Kauai Community College ranked #14 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii list. Kauai CC is a small public school located in Lihue, Hawaii.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Kauai CC make an average of $39,000 a year.

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#15

Hawaii Medical College

Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii Medical College did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Hawaii ranking, coming in at #15. Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, Hawaii Medical College is a small private for-profit school.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 15 schools only.

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

  • 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).

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