University of Hawaii-West Oahu

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,200
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$8,571
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
6.82%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
78.8%
1,073 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
3,082
52.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
38.9%
14 Graduates

About

University of Hawaii-West Oahu is a higher education institution located in Honolulu County, HI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Hawaii-West Oahu were General Business Administration & Management (234 degrees awarded), Public Administration (150 degrees), and General Social Sciences (129 degrees).

In 2017, 623 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Hawaii-West Oahu. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were asian (236 degrees), 1.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (173 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is $7,200, which is $-17,994 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is $7,200, which is $-17,994 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,571.

In 2017, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,200
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Hawaii-West Oahu was $7,200. The cost of tuition at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is $-17,994 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$8,571
2017 Value
0.575%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Hawaii-West Oahu had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,571. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Hawaii-West Oahu grew by 0.575%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,806
Room and Board
$952
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Hawaii-West Oahu was of $13,806 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $952. The cost of room and board increased by 4.29% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 25.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
31%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at University of Hawaii-West Oahu received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 13.3% with respect to 2016, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
6.82%
2016 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Hawaii-West Oahu was 6.82%, which represents 30 out of the 440 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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Admissions

University of Hawaii-West Oahu received 1,073 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.79% annual decline. Out of those 1,073 applicants, 845 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,082 students enrolled at University of Hawaii-West Oahu in 2017, and 53% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Hawaii-West Oahu has an overall enrollment yield of 33.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
845
Accepted Out of 1,073

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Hawaii-West Oahu was 78.8% (845 admissions from 1,073 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 68.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.79%, while admissions grew by 10.2%.

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SAT Scores

53%
Submission Percentage
149
Scores Submitted

53% of enrolled first-time students at University of Hawaii-West Oahu in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Hawaii-West Oahu has a total enrollment of 3,082 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is 1,611 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,471. This means that 52.3% of students enrolled at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Hawaii-West Oahu, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.3% Asian, 33.5% Two or More Races, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.51% White, 5.26% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.98% Black or African American, and 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Hawaii-West Oahu in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Two or More Races Female (23.8%), followed by Asian Female (22.6%) and Asian Male (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Hawaii-West Oahu, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,082 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is 1,611 and the part-time enrollment is 1,471. This means that 52.3% of students enrolled at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2017 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 University of Hawaii-West Oahu was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), University of Hawaii-West Oahu had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    1,120
  2. Two or More Races
    1,032
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    380

The enrolled student population at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is 36.3% Asian, 33.5% Two or More Races, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.51% White, 5.26% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.98% Black or African American, and 0.195% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 3 students (0.0973%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 159 more women than men received degrees from University of Hawaii-West Oahu. The majority of degree recipients at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are asian (236 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (173 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is General Business Administration & Management (234 degrees awarded), followed by Public Administration (150 degrees) and General Social Sciences (129 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Hawaii-West Oahu, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (150 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (129 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (52 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,171,602 people), Accountants & auditors (1,182,396 people), Other managers (851,925 people), Financial managers (508,711 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (456,273 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are Public Administration and Social Service (150 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (129 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (52 degrees), Business (234 degrees), and Education (27 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 University of Hawaii-West Oahu are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are Public Administration and Social Service (150 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (129 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (52 degrees), Business (234 degrees), and Education (27 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are Elementary & secondary schools (3,366,413 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (707,410 people), Banking & related activities (614,827 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (585,036 people), and Computer Systems Design (566,320 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are Public Administration and Social Service (150 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (129 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (52 degrees), Business (234 degrees), and Education (27 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Hawaii-West Oahu.
Most Common
  1. 234 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 150 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 129 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Hawaii-West Oahu was General Business Administration & Management with 234 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 232
  2. 391

In 2017, 232 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii-West Oahu, which is 0.593 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (391).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 93 degrees were awarded to men at University of Hawaii-West Oahu in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.66 times less than the 141 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 141 degrees were awarded to women at University of Hawaii-West Oahu in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.52 times more than the 93 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 10% of students graduating from University of Hawaii-West Oahu completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    236 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    173 degrees awarded
  3. White
    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is asian (236 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (173 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Asian Female
    126 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races Female
    121 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    110 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Hawaii-West Oahu is asian female (126 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races female (121 degrees).

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Operations

University of Hawaii-West Oahu has an endowment valued at nearly $193k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $27k (14%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, University of Hawaii-West Oahu had a total salary expenditure of $49.2M. University of Hawaii-West Oahu employs 36 Assistant professors, 24 Professors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are Female Assistant professors (22), Male Professors(15), and Male Assistant professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Hawaii-West Oahu are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 61 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 27 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$193k
2017 Endowment
7.71%
growth from 2016

University of Hawaii-West Oahu has an endowment valued at about $193k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Hawaii-West Oahu grew 7.71% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.9M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.58M - Federal
  2. $144k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Hawaii-West Oahu received $3.58M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $144k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.8M
2017 Salaries
9.88%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Hawaii-West Oahu paid a median of $21.8M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($49.2M) and a 9.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 25.2% growth from 2015 and a 15.8% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.36M
Instructional Salaries
87
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Hawaii-West Oahu paid a total of $7.36M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Hawaii-West Oahu were Assistant professor with 36 employees; Professor with 24 employees; and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Hawaii-West Oahu were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 27 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Hawaii-West Oahu was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Male Professor with 15 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Hawaii-West Oahu.

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