Best Online Colleges in Hawaii

By OnlineU Staff | Updated 2/18/2020
2020 Best Online Colleges in Hawaii Badge

Based on annual tuition and reported alumni salaries, this list highlights the best online colleges in Hawaii. Hawai'i Pacific University is ranked #1, with an annual tuition rate of $27,000 and an alumni salary of $84,300. Students can choose from 7 online associate degrees, 13 online bachelor's degrees, and 8 online master's programs. University of Hawaii at Manoa comes in second place, offering a tuition rate of $14,130 per year and with a reported alumni salary of $80,000.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about OnlineU.

Find an Online Degree:
RankSchool Annual Tuition Mid-Career Salary
# 1 #1 Hawai'i Pacific University $27,000 $84,300
# 2 #2 University of Hawaii at Manoa $14,130 $80,000
# 3 #3 Chaminade University of Honolulu $16,500 $74,500
Salary data provided by Payscale Logo

2020 Online Colleges in Hawaii Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

#1 Hawai'i Pacific University

  • Annual Tuition: $27,000
  • Median Salary: $84,300
  • Locations: Honolulu
  • Accreditation: WSCUC

Hawaii Pacific University is a private, nonsectarian university located in Honolulu and Kaneohe. It is the largest private university in the central Pacific, with nearly 5,000 students representing all 50 states and approximately 65 different countries. The university offers online degree programs for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees. Programs are offered in a variety of fields, including business administration, education, criminal justice, computer science, homeland security, and mathematics. HPU’s wide selection of programs, flexible online learning options, and affordable tuition make it a smart choice for busy adults who want to earn their degree while continuing to care for professional and family responsibilities.

#2 University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Annual Tuition: $14,130
  • Median Salary: $80,000
  • Locations: Honolulu
  • Accreditation: WSCUC

Founded in 1960, the University of Hawaii at Manoa is a public research university and the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii system. A variety of online study programs are offered through UHM, including master’s, bachelor’s, and certificate programs. Popular subjects include business administration, education, nursing, social work, and women’s studies. A brief readiness activity, as well as an orientation program, can be completed on the university’s website to help potential students determine if distance learning is a good fit for them. Through the online portal myUH, students can access many resources and services to help them get the most out of their education. The university uses the Laulima online management program to deliver coursework.

#3 Chaminade University of Honolulu

  • Annual Tuition: $16,500
  • Median Salary: $74,500
  • Locations: Honolulu
  • Accreditation: WSCUC

Chaminade University of Honolulu is a private Marianist university in Honolulu, Hawaii. Founded in 1955 by the Society of Mary, it is one of only three Marianist universities in the United States. More than 20 online college programs are offered, including associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Popular subjects include business administration, early childhood education, elementary education for Oceania, religious studies, criminology and criminal justice, and historical and political studies. The Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies is based upon Roman Catholic theology and Marianist teaching philosophy; graduates are equipped to teach in religious schools or enter a seminary. Learning at CUH is asynchronous, so students can log on and study when and where it is convenient for them.


This website offers school details to prospective students as an informational resource. The appearance of a school listing on this website should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the school by this site.


Start Your Online College Search:

Review schools that align with your career aspirations.