To identify the Best Colleges in Hawaii for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Hawaii anywhere.

About The Best Colleges In Hawaii

Most of the colleges in Hawaii are on the island of Oahu in Honolulu. Although, there are community colleges, trade schools, as well as other universities in Maui, Big Island, Kauai, and the remaining eight main islands.

Three universities are state colleges, two on Oahu and one on the Big Island, run by the University of Hawaii System, and seven community colleges. The group is also part of the State Career and Education Board.

Hawaii’s own private universities are Brigham Young University, Hawaii, Honolulu Chaminade University and the United Nations University. Hawaii Pacific University and Hawaii University are two of the state’s top public colleges, named one of the best in the West.

Regional Information about Hawaii

Regional Information About Hawaii
Major Cities: Honolulu,East Honolulu,Pearl City
Attractions: USS Airzona Memorial, Paradise Cove Luau, Diamond Head Crater Adventure
Cost of Living: Best Places Hawaii Cost of Living
Popular Schools: Brigham Young University, University of Hawaii, Loyola Marymount University

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Hawaii takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Brigham Young University - Hawaii
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  2. University of Hawaii at Manoa
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  3. Chaminade University of Honolulu
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  4. University of Hawaii at Hilo
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  5. Hawaii Pacific University
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  6. University of Hawaii - West Oahu
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  7. University of Hawaii - Maui College
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  8. University of Phoenix - Hawaii
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  9. Remington College - Honolulu
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  10. Argosy University - Hawaii
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  11. New Hope Christian College - Hawaii
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  12. Institute of Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Med
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  13. World Medicine Institute
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