Communications Schools In Hawaii

In Hawaii, there are 4 accredited schools where communications classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in communications in the state of Hawaii, which encompasses communications training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications
  • PhD degree in Communications


  1. Chaminade University of Honolulu

    3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-1578

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Hawaii at Hilo

    200 W Kawili St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Hawaii at Manoa

    2600 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall, Room 001, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2301

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Hawaii Pacific University

    1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 203, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2785

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Hawaii Vs. National Communications Employment

Hawaii 1,490
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Hawaii state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Hawaii

2,060 1,790 1,840 1,540 1,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Hawaii, communications is a shrinking field. There were 570 less communications professionals working in Hawaii in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Hawaii, this field has shrunk by 28% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for communications professionals which shows a 8% decrease in the number of communications professionals working around the nation.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Hawaii

$43,935 $42,392 $39,542 $41,072 $41,427
$46,651 $47,931 $49,192 $50,493 $52,227
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by communications professionals is decreasing in Hawaii. Communications professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $43,935 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $41,427 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Hawaii

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Thus, communications professionals' salaries declined by 6% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of Hawaii, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of communications. The pay differential between the highest paid communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 168%

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Hawaii

Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Visual Communications

Communications professionals in Hawaii earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Hawaii


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited communications schools in Hawaii is decreasing. In Hawaii, there were 290 graduates in 2006. And there were 244 graduates from communications courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 16% percent decrease in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in Hawaii. A majority of these graduates, or 60%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Hawaii

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