University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, HI

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,630
Graduate Enrollment: 480
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Alaska Native or Hawaiian instituion
Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander institution
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, small, primarily residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 92.17%

Male/Female: 31% / 69% (2017)

First generation college students: 36.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 6.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2013)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,040
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1000 - 1210

2022 Median Admit ACT: 19
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 16 - 22

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 65.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 32.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 21.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 15.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 19.9%
Black: 1.0%
Hispanic: 15.6%
Asian: 15.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.7%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 8.3%
2+ races: 34.7%
Non-resident alien: 3.9%
Unknown race: 0.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $20,727
In-State tuition: $7,838
Out-of-State tuition: $20,798

Estimated books and supplies: $1,350 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $8,248 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,966 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $12,786 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,966 (2022)

Average Family Income: $55,052 (2017)
Median Family Income: $27,504 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 44.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 32.5%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $20,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $217 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $10,546
$30k-48k $11,742
$48k-75k $13,605
$75k-110k $17,048
$110k+ $18,668

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 27%
6-year graduation rate: 43%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 89.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $20,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $13,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 67.6% (2015)
@3 year 75.1% (2017)
@5 year 75.0% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 51.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 55.2% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $31,376 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $41,098 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 19 $55,804 ($4,650)
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 30 $26,345 $228 $40,032 ($3,336) $30,666 ($2,556)
First Professional Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 74 $2,481 $57,358 ($4,780) $128,909 ($10,742)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 65 $26,875 $191 $82,939 ($6,912) $89,133 ($7,428)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 11
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 53 $18,500 $180 $33,344 ($2,779) $40,698 ($3,392)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 14
Bachelor's Degree Natural Sciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 59 $22,750 $232 $24,576 ($2,048) $38,446 ($3,204)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 6
Bachelor's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 9
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 9
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 10
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 65 $22,585 $199 $26,682 ($2,224) $41,183 ($3,432)
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 1
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 24 $32,668 ($2,722) $37,577 ($3,131)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 14 $30,552 ($2,546)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 14 $21,500 $225
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 10
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 35 $23,705 $230 $22,712 ($1,893) $32,040 ($2,670)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 12
Bachelor's Degree Music. 10
Bachelor's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 70 $20,500 $57,773 ($4,814) $128,695 ($10,725)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 19 $28,947 ($2,412) $35,434 ($2,953)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 15 $410 $42,685 ($3,557) $49,789 ($4,149)
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree History. 9
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 60 $20,753 $217 $25,350 ($2,113) $32,393 ($2,699)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 11
Master's Degree Education, General. 1
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 16 $304 $52,724 ($4,394) $58,136 ($4,845)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 16
Master's Degree American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Doctoral Degree American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 17
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 18
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 38 $21,750 $233 $31,514 ($2,626) $60,840 ($5,070)
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 34 $23,500 $213 $27,894 ($2,325) $36,179 ($3,015)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 3


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $97,857
Full time faculty: 76%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $283,538 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $348,967 (2022)