University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, HI 96720
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The University of Hawaii at Hilo is located in Hilo, Hawaii and it is a public co-educational university. This school was originally established in 1941 but it did not become a four-year institution until 1970. This is a school that has undergone several changes over the years but it has always provided students with a high-quality academic experience. Students who attend this university can expect a school that is committed to excellence. There are many associate’s degree programs, bachelor’s degree programs, and certificates that are ready to be earned at this school. All students will be able to take advantage of a safe and innovative educational experience. This school serves nearly 4,000 people and has many international students.

Undergrad students will be able to pursue an ADN program and can then further their educations by pursuing BSN. All of the nursing courses are very focused and they cover several different aspects of nursing. These courses keep nursing students up to date on modern standards. Upon completion of the programs, students will be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam and will find the best possible success for themselves. The school also offer a graduate degree in DNP and a mobility program for BSN (BSN-to-DNP).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students3,539
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 10 50
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 12
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 81.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
06/30/1976 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
02/01/1998 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1170
ACT17 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor 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 $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$300/credit
In State Students$300/credit
Out of State Students$840/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$479/credit
In State Students$479/credit
Out of State Students$1,097/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 $13,500 $13,500 $37,800
ADN 70 $21,000 $21,000 $58,800
BSN 125 $37,500 $37,500 $105,000
FNP 50 $23,950 $23,950 $54,850
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, 85% of University of Hawaii at Hilo's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 49% $4,397
Other Federal Grant 2% $1,599
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $3,595
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 49% $3,780
Federal Student Loans 37% $4,619
Private Loans 4% $11,433


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$11,202
$30,001 to $48,000$13,098
$48,001 to $75,000$14,084
$75,001 to $110,000$18,260
Over $110,000$19,236

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Hawaii state board of nursing.
University of Hawaii at Hilo
200 W Kawili St
Hilo, HI 96720

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