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Hawaii Schools

The field of academia is a declining field in Hawaii. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in Hawaii.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Hawaii By Profession

473 480 491 499
17 19 15 14
684 711 741 731
575 589 600 591
814 837 833 840
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

In 2009 there were 2,675 higher education faculty at the 27 colleges and universities in Hawaii, where in 2006 there were 2,563.

This shows a 5% increase in the number of higher institution faculty in Hawaii.

Average faculty salaries in Hawaii

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

Higher education faculty in Hawaii earn $69,172 per year on average. This is more than salaries made by faculty in other parts of the US, which average $57,293 per year. And male faculty in Hawaii earn less than female faculty by 9%.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Hawaii

No data at this time.

Approximately 47% of Hawaii's 1,983 college faculty members are tenured, while 20% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Hawaii by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Hawaii Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% -25.93% -29.63% -18.52%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Hawaii
  • Light Blue: National

The number of part-time faculty has shrunk in Hawaii by 69% between the years 2006 and 2009. And the number of full-time faculty has also shrunk by 69%. Thus, working part-time is becoming more popular in Hawaii.

National Vs. Hawaii Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% -19.27% -76.18% -69.35%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Hawaii
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Hawaii

No data at this time.

And of those who were working on a part-time basis in 2009, 37% identified themselves as belonging to an ethnic or racial minority. While as many as 27% of full-time faculty in Hawaii identified themselves as being from a minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Hawaii

No data at this time.

National Vs. Hawaii Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% -22.69% -68.98% -62.96%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Hawaii
  • Yellow: National

The total number of ethnic or racial minority faculty in Hawaii state decreased by 14% from 2006 to 2009. National statistics are not in line with this. Nationally, 788,996 higher education faculty were working in 2006. Of these, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background. And in 2009, 855,625 faculty were working around the nation. 151,691 of these were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Hawaii by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Hawaii by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Hawaii Faculty Employment growth of men

0% -23% -78.69% -72.88%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Hawaii
  • Light Blue: National

The percentage of women working in academia in Hawaii has increased over the past few years. And the number of women faculty at colleges and universities around the nation has also increased. Between 2006 and 2009, there has been a 9% change.

National Vs. Hawaii Faculty Employment growth of women

0% -14.29% -67.77% -58.97%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Hawaii
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Hawaii Faculty employment by Gender

National Hawaii
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 49%
Women 51%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Hawaii


Inconsistent with the growth in the number of higher education faculty in Hawaii, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has decreased in Hawaii.

Currently in Hawaii, there are 65,380 undergraduate students and 9,660 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Hawaii

2980 3126 2946 3034 3248
5446 5239 5485 5227 4965
179 175 231 217 367
1837 1728 1762 1809 1909
954 941 943 934 830
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Hawaii


In Hawaii, 5,111 students graduated from institutions of higher learning in 2009. Of these students, 44% graduated from bachelor's degree programs, while 20% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Hawaii


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the colleges and universities in Hawaii.

Retention rates in Hawaii

Returning Students 58%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Hawaii state, 58 of every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs return to school the following year. And only 31 of every 100 students who start an undergraduate degree eventually graduate. And nationally, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Hawaii

Graduation Students 31%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Hawaii Students By Gender

National Hawaii
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 41%
Women 59%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in Hawaii is diverse. 59% of the 75,040 students studying in the state's colleges and universities are female. Approximately 67% of Hawaii's students identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. These numbers are consistent with national statistics. Approximately 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

National Vs. Hawaii Students Minorities

National Hawaii
Minorities 29%
Minorities 67%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Hawaii

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  1. Hawaii Business Schools28,470 Employed
  2. Hawaii Biology Schools14,430 Employed
  3. Hawaii Teaching Schools13,792 Employed
  4. Hawaii Liberal Arts Schools7,092 Employed
  5. Hawaii Engineering Schools6,381 Employed
  6. Hawaii Law Schools5,707 Employed
  7. Hawaii Educational Leadership Schools5,276 Employed
  8. Hawaii Psychology Schools5,196 Employed
  9. Hawaii Information Systems Schools5,083 Employed
  10. Hawaii Communications Schools5,027 Employed
  11. Hawaii Accounting Schools4,582 Employed
  12. Hawaii Business Administration Schools4,313 Employed
  13. Hawaii English Schools4,107 Employed
  14. Hawaii Information Technology Schools4,085 Employed
  15. Hawaii Art Schools3,997 Employed
  16. Hawaii Nursing Schools3,935 Employed
  17. Hawaii Hospitality Schools3,345 Employed
  18. Hawaii Human Resources Schools3,331 Employed
  19. Hawaii BSN Schools3,308 Employed
  20. Hawaii Forensic Nursing Schools3,308 Employed
  21. Hawaii RN to BSN Schools3,308 Employed
  22. Hawaii Human Services Schools3,288 Employed
  23. Hawaii History Schools3,188 Employed
  24. Hawaii MBA Schools3,177 Employed
  25. Hawaii Finance Schools3,085 Employed
  26. Hawaii Marketing Schools3,083 Employed
  27. Hawaii Veterinary Schools3,049 Employed
  28. Hawaii Math Schools2,969 Employed
  29. Hawaii International Business Schools2,945 Employed
  30. Hawaii Architecture Schools2,920 Employed
  31. Hawaii Speech Therapy Schools2,920 Employed
  32. Hawaii Criminal Justice Schools2,795 Employed
  33. Hawaii Social Work Schools2,704 Employed
  34. Hawaii Computer Science Schools2,647 Employed
  35. Hawaii Public Administration Schools2,637 Employed
  36. Hawaii Music Schools2,535 Employed
  37. Hawaii Political Science Schools2,428 Employed
  38. Hawaii Sociology Schools2,266 Employed
  39. Hawaii Counseling Schools2,263 Employed
  40. Hawaii Early Childhood Education Schools2,242 Employed
  41. Hawaii Small Business Schools2,230 Employed
  42. Hawaii Elementary Education Schools2,192 Employed
  43. Hawaii Journalism Schools2,001 Employed
  44. Hawaii Fashion Design Schools1,958 Employed
  45. Hawaii Special Education Schools1,927 Employed
  46. Hawaii Theology Schools1,898 Employed
  47. Hawaii Chemistry Schools1,725 Employed
  48. Hawaii Physics Schools1,725 Employed
  49. Hawaii Advertising Schools1,623 Employed
  50. Hawaii Public Relations Schools1,623 Employed
  51. Hawaii Management Schools1,585 Employed
  52. Hawaii Public Health Schools1,510 Employed
  53. Hawaii School Psychology Schools1,510 Employed
  54. Hawaii Biomedical Engineering Schools1,460 Employed
  55. Hawaii Civil Engineering Schools1,460 Employed
  56. Hawaii Mechanical Engineering Schools1,460 Employed
  57. Hawaii Health Science Schools1,460 Employed
  58. Hawaii Dental Hygienist Schools1,460 Employed
  59. Hawaii Animation Schools1,460 Employed
  60. Hawaii Computer Animation Schools1,460 Employed
  61. Hawaii Nutrition Schools1,460 Employed
  62. Hawaii Video Game Design Schools1,460 Employed
  63. Hawaii Culinary Schools1,277 Employed
  64. Hawaii Web Development Schools974 Employed
  65. Hawaii Design Schools873 Employed
  66. Hawaii Visual Communications Schools810 Employed
  67. Hawaii Carpentry Schools792 Employed
  68. Hawaii Hotel Management Schools785 Employed
  69. Hawaii Biochemistry Schools703 Employed
  70. Hawaii Healthcare Administration Schools680 Employed
  71. Hawaii Homeland Security Schools627 Employed
  72. Hawaii Electrical Engineering Schools616 Employed
  73. Hawaii Computer Engineering Schools541 Employed
  74. Hawaii Software Engineering Schools541 Employed
  75. Hawaii Physical Therapy Schools541 Employed
  76. Hawaii Organizational Psychology Schools541 Employed
  77. Hawaii Business Management Schools489 Employed
  78. Hawaii Drafting Schools451 Employed
  79. Hawaii Fire Science Schools451 Employed
  80. Hawaii Radiology Technology Schools433 Employed
  81. Hawaii Respiratory Therapy Schools433 Employed
  82. Hawaii Graphic Design Schools433 Employed
  83. Hawaii Paralegal Schools433 Employed
  84. Hawaii Occupational Therapy Schools433 Employed
  85. Hawaii Physical Therapy Assistant Schools433 Employed
  86. Hawaii Web Design Schools385 Employed
  87. Hawaii Computer Networking Schools344 Employed
  88. Hawaii Construction Management Schools282 Employed
  89. Hawaii Forensic Science Schools219 Employed
  90. Hawaii Interior Design Schools219 Employed
  91. Hawaii Christian Counseling Schools219 Employed
  92. Hawaii Forestry Schools182 Employed
  93. Hawaii Healthcare Management Schools172 Employed
  94. Hawaii Health Information Schools139 Employed
  95. Hawaii Emergency Management Schools86 Employed
  96. Hawaii Clinical Psychology Schools50 Employed
  97. Hawaii Mental Health Schools50 Employed
  98. Hawaii Ministry Schools0 Employed

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