Chaminade University Of Honolulu

Chaminade University Of Honolulu

Chaminade University of Honolulu was founded in the year 1955 and is situated in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. The Society of Mary (Marianists), a Roman Catholic religious order, played a vital role in the establishment of this university. This university was named in honor of Father William Joseph Chaminade, a French Catholic priest known for surviving persecution during the French Revolution. This university offers degree programs in various subjects including interior design, forensic science, communication, business, education, and religious studies. The academic divisions of the university are:

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Education
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Professional Studies

The university has a wide range of athletic teams that students participate in. The men's sports teams participate in cross country, basketball, soccer and golf. The women's teams participate in cross country, soccer, basketball, tennis, softball, and volleyball.

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Contacting Chaminade

Chaminade University of Honolulu
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu , HI 96816-1578
General Phone: (808) 735-4711

Chaminade Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching172education, educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, Montessori teaching, early childhood education
Therapy and Counseling139behavioral sciences, psychology, counseling psychology
Liberal Arts139English, general studies, social services, international relations, history courses
Security and Law Enforcement131criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Business and Management68business management, accounting and management, public finance, international business, marketing
Design24interior design
Media11communication studies
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy2religion, pastoral counseling
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science, computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Chaminade in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree34223
Master's degree23415
Associate's degree1255

Chaminade Student Body

In 2007-2008, Chaminade had a total enrollment of 2,685 students (1,831 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 32%
Black 8%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 42%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 13%
20-21 16%
22-24 21%
25-29 22%
30-34 11%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%

Chaminade Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 28 %

Chaminade Room and Board (2007)

Chaminade offers campus housing for 397 of its 1,831 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Honolulu, Hawaii for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Hawaii Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 14 meals per week.

Chaminade Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410510
SAT Math410520
ACT Verbal1521
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT27%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Chaminade Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,160
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,160
Room and board $ 10,420
Room charge $ 4,900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,000
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,118

Financial Aid:
Chaminade participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 160500)

Chaminade Faculty

Chaminade has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$83,5331*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$72,0233$72,618
Associate professoracademic year7$61,5372*
Assistant professoracademic year6$50,44913$50,286
Instructoracademic year2*0*
Lectureracademic year3$45,2786$38,235
All faculty totalacademic year32$61,75424$50,335

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Chaminade Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Pacific West Conference
Track Pacific West Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports123143

Chaminade Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Public Finance

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Montessori Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, Other
International Relations and Affairs
Social Sciences, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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Chaminade Highlights

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What Sets Chaminade Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Chaminade % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Chaminade % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Chaminade Minority % of student body
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Chaminade % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in liberal arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Chaminade % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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