Top 5 Nonprofit Online Colleges in Hawaii

An online degree is a great option for students looking for greater flexibility in their education. Many online degree programs allow students to create a course schedule that better conforms to their other scheduling needs. Not only are these degree programs more flexible, but they also tend to be much cheaper than their on-campus counterparts. The best way to control the rising cost of a college education is to choose to enroll in an online university or college. Below, students will find our ranking of the top online colleges in Hawaii as ranked by their tuition price.

#1. University of Hawaii Maui College

Maui, Hawaii

A commuter college located on the island of Maui, the University of Hawaii Maui College is a member of the University of Hawaii System. Established in 1931, the University of Hawaii Maui College currently enrolls over 3,300 students. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the University of Hawaii Maui College offers a large catalog of programs from which to choose. Students at the University of Hawaii Maui College are able to select from online bachelor’s degrees, online associate’s degrees, and online certification programs. Most of these online degree programs do not require students to visit the University of Hawaii Maui College campus. However, some are hybrid in nature and do require some on-campus work. Transfer credits are also accepted towards the completion of degrees at the University of Hawaii Maui College. Among nonprofit online colleges in Hawaii, U of H Maui College has the best per credit rate.

Tuition: $342/credit

#2. Chaminade University of Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii

A private Roman Catholic university, Chaminade University of Honolulu was opened in 1955. Named after Father William Joseph Chaminade, a prominent French priest, Chaminade University of Honolulu has grown to enroll over 2,800 students at its campus in Honolulu as well as online. Students at Chaminade University of Honolulu are able to select from online associate’s degrees and online bachelor’s degrees. In total, Chaminade University of Honolulu offers four online associate’s degrees and eleven online bachelor’s degrees. All of these programs accept transfer credits towards their completion. Chaminade University of Honolulu has also been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Students looking for a number of online bachelor’s and associate’s degrees should visit Chaminade University of Honolulu’s website. Chaminade has a solid per credit tuition rate among the nonprofit online colleges in Hawaii.

Tuition: $500/credit

#3. Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, Hawaii

The largest private university in Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University currently enrolls a student body of almost 5,000 students. Located primarily in Honolulu, Hawaii Pacific University also maintains an additional campus in Kaneohe. Since its founding in 1965, Hawaii Pacific University has grown to offer a large catalog of academic programs for its students. Hawaii Pacific University has also worked to expand the number of online degree programs it offers. Currently, Hawaii Pacific University offers four different online bachelor’s degrees, four online master’s degrees, and over a half-dozen online associate’s degrees. All of these programs have been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Hawaii Pacific University accepts transfer credits into most of its programs.

Tuition: $855/credit

#4. University of Hawaii West Oahu

Kapolei, Hawaii

A member of the University of Hawaii System, the University of Hawaii West Oahu is a public university. Located in Kapolei, Hawaii, the University of Hawaii West Oahu enrolls a student body of almost 3,000 students. Since its founding in 1976, the University of Hawaii West Oahu has worked to expand its academic catalog. Part of this expansion in academic offerings was the creation of online degree programs for students enrolled at the University of Hawaii West Oahu. Today, the University of Hawaii West Oahu offers students five different undergraduate degree programs entirely online. Some of the programs offered are an online Bachelor’s in Public Administration, and online Bachelor’s in Social Sciences, and many more. The University of Hawaii West Oahu has received institutional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Tuition: $1,686/credit

#5. University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii

A public research university, the University of Hawaii at Manoa is the flagship of the University of Hawaii System. Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaii Manoa currently enrolls a student body of over 17,700 students. Over the past century, the University of Hawaii at Manoa has become well-known for its research activity and academic programs. Over 90 different bachelor’s degrees are offered at the University of Hawaii at Manoa as well as over 80 master’s degrees. Of these programs, the University of Hawaii at Manoa offers over a dozen of their bachelor’s degrees to students online as well as a dozen master’s degrees online. The programs at the University of Hawaii at Manoa are all accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Students are encouraged to transfer credits into the programs at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to go towards the completion of their degrees.

Tuition: $2,760/credit

NPCO Staff
February 2019

This concludes our ranking of the Top Online Colleges in Hawaii.