University Of Hawaii West Oahu

University Of Hawaii West Oahu

The University of Hawaii-West Oahu was established in January, 1976. It is a part of the University of Hawaii system. The campus of UHWO is located in Pearl City, Hawaii.

The University of Hawaii-West Oahu offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in business administration, humanities, social sciences, public administration, elementary education, respiratory care, electronics and networking technology, and culinary management. The academic divisions of UHWO are:

  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Professional Studies
  • Division of Social Sciences

The students of the University of Hawaii-West Oahu publish Kui Na Lima, and The West Press. In addition, the university supports student clubs and organizations like the Associated Students of the University of Hawaii West Oahu, the Business Club, the Hawaiian-Pacific Club, the Psychology Association, and the Gay Straight Alliance.

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Contacting University of Hawaii-West Oahu

University of Hawaii-West Oahu
96-129 Ala Ike
Pearl City , HI 96782-3699
General Phone: (866) 299-8656

University of Hawaii-West Oahu Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts89humanities, social services
Business and Management59business management
Family and Social Work32public administration

Number of programs and degrees for University of Hawaii-West Oahu in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1804

University of Hawaii-West Oahu Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Hawaii-West Oahu had a total enrollment of 940 students (568 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 29%
Women 71%
Full-Time 54%
Part-Time 46%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 23%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 71%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 4%
20-21 7%
22-24 23%
25-29 20%
30-34 13%
35-39 9%
40-49 14%
50-64 10%
65+ 1%

University of Hawaii-West Oahu Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year

University of Hawaii-West Oahu Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Hawaii-West Oahu Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal370500
SAT Math390510
SAT Writing380520
ACT Verbal1322
ACT Math1519
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT77%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT20%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Hawaii-West Oahu Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,706
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,578
Books and supplies $ 1,101

Financial Aid:
University of Hawaii-West Oahu participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2107800)

University of Hawaii-West Oahu Faculty

University of Hawaii-West Oahu 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
Professoracademic year7$87,7296$85,092
Associate professoracademic year6$72,4573$77,270
Assistant professoracademic year9$63,74612$67,644
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year23$72,77521$74,004

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

University of Hawaii-West Oahu Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Social Sciences, General

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What Sets University of Hawaii-West Oahu Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%University of Hawaii-West Oahu % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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% students 40 years or older
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Top 11%University of Hawaii-West Oahu % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 13%University of Hawaii-West Oahu % of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 15%University of Hawaii-West Oahu Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of students
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Top 16%University of Hawaii-West Oahu Number of students
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 17%University of Hawaii-West Oahu % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 18%University of Hawaii-West Oahu % of degrees in business and management
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%University of Hawaii-West Oahu Female % of student body
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Top 18%University of Hawaii-West Oahu Number of degree programs
Minority % of student body
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Top 18%University of Hawaii-West Oahu Minority % of student body
% of degrees in liberal arts
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 19%University of Hawaii-West Oahu % of degrees in liberal arts

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