Great Education. Great Value. Best Return on Investment. 

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the state’s leading private, non-profit university. With tuition costs well below the national average, graduates receive a quality education unlike any other. Not to mention, among all colleges and universities in Hawai'i, HPU graduates receive the best salary potential, according to the 2013-14 PayScale Salary Report

It’s no wonder why HPU ranks first among Hawai’i private colleges and universities in “lifetime return on investment,” according to


  • For the 2014-2015 academic year, full-time tuition is only $20,930--well below the national average for a private university.
Student Expenses
Room & Board
Other Expenses*

For more information about undergraduate tuition, click here.

*Other expenses are estimated and include books, personal expenses, fees and a student bus pass.

Recognized Value

HPU has long been recognized for offering an exceptional education and being a great value.

  • Hawai‘i Pacific University ranks first among Hawai’i private colleges and universities in “lifetime return on investment,” according to (ACO), an organization dedicated to measuring value in higher education.
  • As one of the "Top West Coast Schools for Salary Potential,” HPU graduates receive the best earning potential of all colleges and universities in Hawai‘i, according to the 2012-13 PayScale College Salary Report. 
  • The U.S. News & World Report ranks HPU in their “Best Colleges 2014” for Top Regional Universities in the West.
  • The Princeton Review includes HPU in its “Best Western Colleges" 2014 guide.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek recognized HPU as having the “Best Return on Investment” of all undergraduate degrees in Hawai’i, based on tuition cost and the earnings of alumni.

Graduate in Four Years

  • Almost every undergraduate degree at HPU can be completed in four years or less.
  • Full-time academic advisors are available to assist with course selection and help you stay on track.
  • We offer a variety of class formats that fit into your busy lifestyle including day, evening, weekend, and online.

A Head Start on Your Graduate Degree

  • The Concurrent Program allow juniors and seniors to take select graduate level courses that count towards both their undergraduate and graduate degrees.
  • Up to 12 semester hours may be earned in this program toward any one of HPU’s fourteen Master’s Degrees.


  • Payment plans are available to reduce loan amounts.
  • Scholarships are available to those who qualify. For more information on scholarships, click here.