These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Hawaii For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Hawaii has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in HI, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Hawaii.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Hawaii:

  1. Hawaii Pacific University
  2. University of Hawaii at Manoa
  3. Chaminade University of Honolulu
  4. Remington College-Honolulu Campus
  5. University of Hawaii-West Oahu
  6. University of Hawaii at Hilo
  7. University of Hawaii Maui College
  8. Pacific Rim Christian University
  9. Brigham Young University-Hawaii

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Hawaii has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Hawaii For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 9 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Hawaii that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Hawaii Pacific University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Hawaii.’

1. Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Honolulu
Employed: 87.65%

2. University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Honolulu
Employed: 86.73%

3. Chaminade University of Honolulu

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Honolulu
Employed: 83.07%

4. Remington College-Honolulu Campus

Remington College-Honolulu Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Honolulu
Employed: 82.91%

5. University of Hawaii-West Oahu

University of Hawaii-West Oahu

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Kapolei
Employed: 81.73%

6. University of Hawaii at Hilo

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Hilo
Employed: 80.82%

7. University of Hawaii Maui College

University of Hawaii Maui College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Kahului
Employed: 77.78%

8. Pacific Rim Christian University

Pacific Rim Christian University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Honolulu
Employed: 74.22%

9. Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Laie
Employed: 73.27%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Hawaii

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Hawaii, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Hawaii by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Hawaii

Rank College Employed
1 Hawaii Pacific University 87.65%
2 University of Hawaii at Manoa 86.73%
3 Chaminade University of Honolulu 83.07%
4 Remington College-Honolulu Campus 82.91%
5 University of Hawaii-West Oahu 81.73%
6 University of Hawaii at Hilo 80.82%
7 University of Hawaii Maui College 77.78%
8 Pacific Rim Christian University 74.22%
9 Brigham Young University-Hawaii 73.27%