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Honolulu Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Honolulu Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Honolulu, Hawaii

There are at least 16 colleges in Honolulu, listed and described below. These schools represent 42,662 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 32,151 full-time students, and a reported 4,229 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii Pacific University, Kapiolani Community College and Honolulu Community College.

We also provide an extensive list of Hawaii Colleges.

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Colleges in Honolulu with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Chaminade University of Honolulu
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816-1578

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: criminal justice and safety, general studies, counseling psychology, psychology, business management, education, elementary school teaching, history courses
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,685 students, 1,831 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 397 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 410-510. Math: 410-520.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop St., Suite 216
Honolulu, HI 96813

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, business management, business, finance, criminal justice and safety, marketing, psychology, military technologies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 7,943 students, 6,676 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 211 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 420-550. Math: 430-570. Writing: 410-540.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Institute of Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Med
100 N. Beretania Street, Suite 203B
Honolulu, HI 96817

  • Programs: traditional Asian medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 37 students, 25 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Med-Assist School of Hawaii
33 S King Ste 223
Honolulu, HI 96813

  • Programs: medical assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 101 students, 158 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

University of Hawaii at Manoa
2500 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall
Honolulu, HI 96822-2301

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, liberal arts and sciences, elementary school teaching, communication studies, tourism and travel, sociology, registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 20,051 students, 16,074 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,621 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 480-580. Math: 510-610. Writing: 470-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

World Medicine Institute
1073 Hind Iuka Drive
Honolulu, HI 96821

  • Programs: traditional Asian medicine, acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 44 students, 60 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Honolulu Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Hawaii Institute of Hair Design
1128 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817-5195

  • Programs: barber
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 46 students, 73 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Hawaii Technology Institute
629 Pohukaina St
Honolulu, HI 96813

  • Programs: data processing tech, medical assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 9 students, 15 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96817-4598

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: industrial production tech, liberal arts and sciences, cosmetology, architectural drafting, electronics tech, automobile mechanics, welding, HVAC
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 4,027 students, 2,258 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Kapiolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Rd
Honolulu, HI 96816-4496

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, culinary arts, tourism and travel, radiation therapist, hotel management, licensed practical nurse, legal assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 7,517 students, 4,684 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Travel Institute of the Pacific
1314 S King St Ste 1164
Honolulu, HI 96814

  • Programs: tourism and travel, hotel management, chef training
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 202 students, 297 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.
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(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

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(2000)
Students Dorms
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Laie Colleges 1 4,585 2,397 1,635
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