Colleges in Hawaii
Colleges in Hawaii
Hawaii isn’t solely for vacations and getaways. Hawaii can also act as a location for higher learning. Currently, there are over twenty post-secondary institutions. They possess a wide range of universities, such as: two year colleges, four year universities, and private universities. These are the top ten universities of Hawaii:
UH Manoa is a public research university, and the most reknown university in Hawai’i. Established and founded 1907, in Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States, and it consists of four colleges of Arts and Sciences: Arts and Humanities, Languages Literatures and Linguistics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.
University of Hawaii - West O’ahu is a public, state, and coed university. Located in Chapel, Hawaii, the university officially opened in January in 1976. With the only four year university located in the West O’ahu area, UHWO offers a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education, and a Bachelor of Applied Sciences.
Also known as Kapi’onali Technical School, this college is a public, commuter college in Honolulu, Hawai’i. It is the largest extensive community college in the state of Hawai’i. Kapi’onali Community College was established in 1946, and offers business education, food service, hospitality education, culinary, health education, and nursing.
Brigham Young - Hawai’i is a private university with a religious affiliation to The Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its student body has a population of 2,800, and it is located in Laie, Hawai’i. It offers programs in liberal arts, management, health care, etc. LDS scripture and teachings is to be expected, since it is ran by LDS tithing funds.
Chaminade University is a private coed university located in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Launched in 1955, Chaminade is religious affiliated to the Society of Mary or the Catholic Church. Chaminade offers degrees in bachelors’ in 23 fields of study, and five master’s degrees.
UHH is another four year public and coed university. With the main campus located at 200 West Kiwi Street, Hilo, their College of Hawaiian Language is the only school in the United States that allows undergraduates and graduates to study an indigenous language. They are also in the top ten for most ethnic diversity and the lowest student percentage for debt upon graduation.
Leeward Community College is a public community college, on the island of O’ahu. Along with primarily teaching, the main campus acts as the temporary campus of the University of Hawai’i-West O’ahu. This commuter college boasts over 50 degree and certificate programs that range from liberal arts, career training, and healthcare.
Hawaii Pacific is the largest noted private university in the central Pacific. Along with the title, comes an extremely diverse student body of approximately 9,000 students. They represent over 80 countries. Hawaii Pacific University possesses two main campuses, Hawai’i Loa and Honolulu Campus.
The University of Hawai’i Maui is the last of the four public universities in Hawai’i. Established in 1931, the urban campus owns three baccalaureate degrees, Applied Business and Information Technology, Engineering Technology, and Sustainable Science Management. UH Maui also has five campuses, in addition to, the main campus in Kahului.
Windward Community College is a public, coed community college in Kane’ohe, Hawai’i. Founded in 1972, its motto is Enlightening Ko’olau, which is a popular volcano mountain range in Hawai’i. They are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The small college consists of 2,705 students and offer college courses, non-credit classes, and community activities for the surrounding area.