Chaminade University of Honolulu

Honolulu, HI 96816

Chaminade University of Honolulu is one of the six private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Hawaii. Its campus is small in size and located in Honolulu. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 283 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 218 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 77%).

Every year 54% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Chaminade University of Honolulu's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $24,400, and fees were $114. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $24,400 and $114 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 65.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
02/28/1960 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/25/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT960 to 1180
ACT19 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$813/credit
In State Students$813/credit
Out of State Students$813/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$860/credit
In State Students$860/credit
Out of State Students$860/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $36,585 $36,585 $36,585
ADN 70 $56,910 $56,910 $56,910
BSN 125 $101,625 $101,625 $101,625
FNP 50 $43,000 $43,000 $43,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Chaminade University of Honolulu's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 36% $4,665
Other Federal Grant 32% $479
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $12,349
Federal Student Loans 44% $5,295
Private Loans 4% $17,447


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$17,112
$30,001 to $48,000$17,460
$48,001 to $75,000$21,893
$75,001 to $110,000$22,132
Over $110,000$24,402

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Hawaii state board of nursing.

Chaminade University of Honolulu
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

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