Top Universities in Hawaii
Below is a list of top-ranked colleges and universitiies in the state of Hawaii.
- Brigham Young University-Hawaii
- Chaminade University of Honolulu
- Hawaii Pacific University
- University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Countryaah.com: How many postal codes and cities are there in Hawaii? This website gives you an alphabetical list of all cities and towns together with zip codes and counties which belong to in Hawaii.
There are 27 colleges and universities in the state of Hawaii. Refer to the following table to find local schools in Hawaii sorted by university name. If you are interested, you can follow the link below to see its specific information. Please understand that all higher educational programs in Hawaii are listed here in alphabetical order.
|Name of College or University||Location|
|Argosy University-Hawaii Campus||Private for-profit, 4-year or above in Honolulu, HI|
|Brigham Young University-Hawaii||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Laie, HI|
|Chaminade University of Honolulu||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Honolulu, HI|
|Golf Academy of Hawaii||Private for-profit, 2-year in Kaneohe-Oahu, HI|
|Hawaii Business College||Private for-profit, 2-year in Honolulu, HI|
|Hawaii Community College||Public, 2-year in Hilo, HI|
|Hawaii Institute of Hair Design||Private for-profit, less-than-2-year in Honolulu, HI|
|Hawaii Pacific University||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Honolulu, HI|
|Hawaii Technology Institute||Private not-for-profit, 2-year in Honolulu, HI|
|Hawai’i Theological Seminary||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Honolulu, HI|
|Heald College-Honolulu||Private not-for-profit, 2-year in Honolulu, HI|
|Hollywood Beauty College||Private for-profit, less-than-2-year in Aiea, HI|
|Honolulu Community College||Public, 2-year in Honolulu, HI|
|Institute of Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Med||Private for-profit, 4-year or above in Honolulu, HI|
|Kapiolani Community College||Public, 2-year in Honolulu, HI|
|Kauai Community College||Public, 2-year in Puhi, HI|
|Leeward Community College||Public, 2-year in Pearl City, HI|
|Maui Community College||Public, 4-year or above in Kahului, HI|
|Remington College-Honolulu Campus||Private for-profit, 4-year or above in Honolulu, HI|
|Travel Institute of the Pacific||Private for-profit, less-than-2-year in Honolulu, HI|
|University of Hawaii at Hilo||Public, 4-year or above in Hilo, HI|
|University of Hawaii at Manoa||Public, 4-year or above in Honolulu, HI|
|University of Hawaii-West Oahu||Public, 4-year or above in Pearl City, HI|
|University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus||Private for-profit, 4-year or above in Honolulu, HI|
|Windward Community College||Public, 2-year in Kahaluu, HI|
|World Medicine Institute||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Honolulu, HI|
Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, east of Downtown, known for its famous Waikiki Beach. Waikiki was Hawaii’s first tourist center, today still a center for mass tourism from the American mainland and Japan.
Honolulu is a city in the United States, on the island of Oahu, and the capital of the state of Hawaii. The city itself has 350 395 residents, while in the metropolitan area there are 988 650 residents (U.S. Census, 2017).
The larger urban area (Honolulu County) encompasses the entire island of Oahu as well as the more remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Honolulu is Hawaii’s only metropolis. The population is cosmopolitan with backgrounds from the entire Pacific region and the continental United States.
Honolulu is the dominant economic, administrative and transportation center in Hawaii. The largest sources of income are the tourism industry and the military forces. Honolulu also has a significant industry for processing the island’s agricultural products.
The tourism industry has created a breeding ground for a small-scale industry with extensive textile production. The previously important processing of pineapple and sugar cane has become less important. Honolulus International Airport is one of the busiest in the United States. With the airport and the good harbor, Honolulu serves as an important hub for Pacific transportation.
The city is the seat of a number of higher education institutions, museums and other cultural institutions. The University of Hawaii (1907) has its headquarters in Manoa. The university has its own East-West Center for Pacific Studies and is also known for its studies in astronomy, geophysics and marine life. Also located are Chaminade University (1955), Hawaii Pacific University and Honololu Academy of Arts (1927), considered Hawaii’s cultural center.
The city is a convoluted urban area that extends 16 km along Oahu’s south side from Pearl Harbor in the west to the east of the distinctive volcanic cratered Diamond Head in the east. The actual Honolulu or Downtown is centrally located within the port of Honolulu. Among these are the federal and state institutions, as well as the United States’ only royal palace.
Further east (the Diamond Head side) is the Waikiki district, Hawaii’s most important center for tourism. Towards the inland (“mauka side”, “towards the inland”, as opposed to “makai side”, “towards the sea”) there is another distinctive crater, the Punchbowl, and eastwards from this fashionable district of Makiki Heights and the university part of Manoa.
West of Downtown and the harbor (“Ewa side”) is the international airport with one of the landing strips built on the coral reef. Most of Honolulus industry is located adjacent to the port and airport. West of the international airport is the former army base Fort Kamehameha, Hicham airport base and the Pearl Harbor naval base. The latter is home to the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Japan’s attack on this base on December 7, 1941 brought the United States into World War II.
Honolulu was founded as the capital by Kamehameha the Great relocating his royal court there from Waikiki in 1809. During the 19th century, the city grew as a trading center and port for extensive whaling.
The U.S. military presence began in 1887 when the then independent Kingdom of Hawaii granted the U.S. Navy permission to use Pearl Harbor. Hawaii was incorporated in the United States in 1898. The city played an important military role both during World War II and during the Korea and Vietnam War.