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Students who want to graduate from a college in Hawaii can either enroll in the public university system or choose from one of the many private universities located across the island. The largest system of colleges Hawaii is the University of Hawaii System, which includes one research university, the University of Hawaii Manoa, and two baccalaureate universities, the University of Hawaii Hilo and the University of Hawaii West O’ahu. The public system also includes seven community colleges, all of which offer distance learning opportunities through online courses and programs. Other online colleges in Hawaii include the University of Hawaii, which offers distance learning programs for certificates and associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. You can learn more about the online programs at UH and which campuses that offer them here. There are also several private colleges in Hawaii that offer unique online programs such as BYU – Hawaii Online, Chaminade University’s Adult Evening and Online Program and Hawaii Pacific University’s online MBA degree program.

Certificates

Associate's

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctor's

Argosy University-Hawaii
400 ASB Tower
1001 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 536-5555

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Brigham Young University-Hawaii
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, Hawaii 96762-1294
(808) 675-3211

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop St.
Suite 216, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 544-0200

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Heald College-Honolulu
1500 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
(808) 955-1500

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817-4598
(808) 845-9129

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Kapiolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Rd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-4496
(808) 734-9000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Kauai Community College
3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, Hawaii 96766-9591
(808) 245-8311

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-3393
(808) 455-0011

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Maui Community College
310 Kaahumanu Ave
Kahului, Hawaii 96732-1644
(808) 984-3267

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges & Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Remington College-Honolulu Campus
1111 Bishop St Ste 400
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2811
(808) 942-1000

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
University of Hawaii at Hilo
200 W Kawili St
Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091
(800) 897-4456

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2500 Campus Road
Hawaii Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2301
(808) 956-7651

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
University of Hawaii-West Oahu
96-129 Ala Ike
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-3699
(866) 299-8656

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus
827 Fort Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-4317
(800) 483-5444

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commissi
Windward Community College
45-720 Keaahala Rd
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744-3598
(808) 235-7400

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges