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Three Hawaiʻi Colleges Make SmartAsset Rankings

April 2, 2015, 2:45 PM HST
* Updated April 2, 2:47 PM
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uh manoaBy Maui Now Staff

A recent study by SmartAsset, a financial data and technology company, found the colleges providing the best value in Hawaiʻi. Rankings were determined by looking at average scholarships and grants, starting salary upon graduation, tuition, living costs and retention rate.

SmartAsset selected the following three colleges in Hawaiʻi:

Rank School City Avg. Scholarships and Grants Avg. Starting Salary College Tuition* Student Living Costs Student Retention Rate College Education Affordability Index
1 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Honolulu, HI $7,361 $41,000 $9,404 $15,625 78% 53.27
2 Chaminade University Honolulu, HI $10,738 $39,700 $19,330 $15,338 73% 38.94
3 Hawaiʻi Pacific University Honolulu, HI $6,994 $44,700 $18,600 $15,682 69% 36.33
Hawaiʻi $5,622 $41,800 $12,896 $14,717 72%

* Where applicable, used in-state tuition (residents of the same state as a college, qualify for lower in-state tuition)

For a national perspective, an interactive map shows the schools providing the best value across the country.

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