Hawaii Pacific University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,800
6.67% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$29,827
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.74%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
81.4%
8,296 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,243
58.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
46.4%
236 Graduates

About

Hawaii Pacific University is a higher education institution located in Honolulu County, HI. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Hawaii Pacific University were General Business Administration & Management (140 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (119 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (36 degrees).

In 2020, 859 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hawaii Pacific University. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (286 degrees), 1.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (174 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hawaii Pacific University is $28,800, which is $6,270 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Hawaii Pacific University is $28,800, which is $6,270 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,827.

In 2020, 59% of undergraduate students attending Hawaii Pacific University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$28,800
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Hawaii Pacific University was $28,800. The cost of tuition at Hawaii Pacific University is $6,270 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$29,827
2020 Value
9.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Hawaii Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,827. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Hawaii Pacific University grew by 9.33%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$18,700
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hawaii Pacific University was of $18,700 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 20% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Hawaii Pacific University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 9.23% with respect to 2019, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Hawaii Pacific University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.74%
2018 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Hawaii Pacific University was 4.74%, which represents 34 out of the 718 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Hawaii Pacific University received 8,296 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 73.3% annual growth. Out of those 8,296 applicants, 6,753 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,243 students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University in 2020, and 74% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hawaii Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 7.97%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,753
Accepted Out of 8,296

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hawaii Pacific University was 81.4% (6,753 admissions from 8,296 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 73.3%, while admissions grew by 88.5%.

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SAT Scores

74%
Submission Percentage
400
Scores Submitted

74% of enrolled first-time students at Hawaii Pacific University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Hawaii Pacific University has a total enrollment of 4,243 students. The full-time enrollment at Hawaii Pacific University is 2,465 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,778. This means that 58.1% of students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hawaii Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24.1% Two or More Races, 21.1% White, 16.4% Hispanic or Latino, 14.4% Asian, 10.6% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 4.76% Black or African American, and 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (17.8%), followed by Two or More Races Female (14.5%) and Asian Female (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.9%), followed by White Male (13.4%) and Asian Female (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hawaii Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,243 students. The full-time enrollment at Hawaii Pacific University is 2,465 and the part-time enrollment is 1,778. This means that 58.1% of students enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Hawaii Pacific University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Hawaii Pacific University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Two or More Races
    1,024
  2. White
    895
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    697

The enrolled student population at Hawaii Pacific University is 24.1% Two or More Races, 21.1% White, 16.4% Hispanic or Latino, 14.4% Asian, 10.6% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 4.76% Black or African American, and 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 161 students (3.79%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 195 more women than men received degrees from Hawaii Pacific University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hawaii Pacific University is white (286 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (174 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hawaii Pacific University is General Business Administration & Management (140 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (119 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Hawaii Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (16 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees), and Biology (68 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are Physicians (414,567 people), Other managers (197,302 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (191,213 people), Postsecondary teachers (159,241 people), and Social workers, all other (154,561 people).

The most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are History (16 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees), Biology (68 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (42 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are History (16 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees), Biology (68 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (42 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (569,119 people), Elementary & secondary schools (428,461 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (375,915 people), Offices of physicians (206,429 people), and Outpatient care centers (144,621 people).

The most specialized majors at Hawaii Pacific University are History (16 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees), Biology (68 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (42 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Hawaii Pacific University.
Most Common
  1. 140 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 119 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hawaii Pacific University was General Business Administration & Management with 140 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

332
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
527
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 332 degrees were awarded to men at Hawaii Pacific University, which is 0.63 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (527).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Hawaii Pacific University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.14 times more than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 117 degrees were awarded to women at Hawaii Pacific University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.85 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 30% of students graduating from Hawaii Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (67.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hawaii Pacific University is Female and Asian (67.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.54% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    286 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    174 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hawaii Pacific University is white (286 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (174 degrees).

3.61% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    171 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    115 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Hawaii Pacific University is white female (171 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (115 degrees).

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Hawaii Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $43M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.82M (4.23%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Hawaii Pacific University had a total salary expenditure of $80.5M. Hawaii Pacific University employs 50 Assistant professors, 46 Associate professors, and 19 Professors. Most academics at Hawaii Pacific University are Male Associate professors (27), Male Assistant professors(26), and Female Assistant professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hawaii Pacific University are: Management, with 69 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 63 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees.

Endowment

$43M
2020 Endowment
2.69%
growth from 2019

Hawaii Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $43M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Hawaii Pacific University grew 2.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.41M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.83M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Hawaii Pacific University received $2.83M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$33.4M
2020 Salaries
3.58%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Hawaii Pacific University paid a median of $33.4M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($80.5M) and a 3.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.07% decline from 2018 and a 1.54% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.2M
Instructional Salaries
146
Number of Employees

In 2020, Hawaii Pacific University paid a total of $11.2M to 146 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hawaii Pacific University were Assistant professor with 50 employees; Associate professor with 46 employees; and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hawaii Pacific University were Management with 69 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 63 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hawaii Pacific University was Male Associate professor with 27 employees, Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Hawaii Pacific University.

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