Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, HI 96813
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Hawaii Pacific University is one of the six private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Hawaii. The campus is located in an urban area, in Honolulu.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,146 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 500 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 325 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 65%). Every year 44% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Hawaii Pacific University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $24,200, and fees were $350. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $24,200 and $350 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students4,146
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 0 2
Bachelor's degree 27 98
Master's degree 2 7
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 1
Post-master's certificate 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 71.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
04/30/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/2000 - 12/31/2012
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/1992 - 12/31/2012
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/26/2012 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/26/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1000 to 1200
ACT20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
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 $50

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$810/credit
In State Students$810/credit
Out of State Students$810/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,000/credit
In State Students$1,000/credit
Out of State Students$1,000/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 $36,450 $36,450 $36,450
ADN 70 $56,700 $56,700 $56,700
BSN 125 $101,250 $101,250 $101,250
FNP 50 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
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, 96% of Hawaii Pacific University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 32% $4,126
Other Federal Grant 24% $730
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 93% $10,060
Federal Student Loans 59% $5,495
Private Loans 8% $15,944


Average Net Price
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$27,191
$30,001 to $48,000$27,941
$48,001 to $75,000$27,618
$75,001 to $110,000$30,949
Over $110,000$29,100

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Hawaii state board of nursing.
Hawaii Pacific University
1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813

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