Best Doctorate Programs in Hawaii

Students across the country are interested in learning what it takes to earn a doctorate. If you’re looking for a doctoral program in Hawaii, you need to choose the university with the best programs in your field. The average doctoral program lasts 5-7 years, and dissertations are generally required as part of the program.

Those with doctorates often work in academia or in the private sector as experts earning high-quality wages. A top earner in Hawaii makes about $101,340 a year out of the 548,410 workers there. A BLS report estimates that the average salary in the state is $47,700. It is not certain that you will receive a good salary after earning your doctorate, but earning it in Hawaii makes you more likely to do so.

You can gain more expertise and improve your future prospects with a doctorate in today’s competitive job market. Consider the following programs carefully before enrolling.

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    #1

    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Honolulu, HI

    Graduation Rate

    61%

    Enrollment

    17,490

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $12186

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $34218

    From its campus in Honolulu, Hawaii, University of Hawaii at Manoa educates students as a public institution. The school's accredited programs prepare learners for the workforce. The institution offers academically rigorous programs at an affordable price. Many of the school's programs appear in national rankings. Data on the school's average cost per credit is unavailable. Degree-seekers attending the accredited institution may qualify for federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. Degree-seekers choose from academic and technical programs at the school. Depending on their program, students complete foundational courses, technical classes, and general education requirements. The school holds accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission.

    #2

    University of Hawaii at Hilo

    Hilo, HI

    Graduation Rate

    44%

    Enrollment

    3,372

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $7792

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $20752

    From its campus in Hilo, Hawaii, University of Hawaii at Hilo offers programs as a public institution. With both academic and technical programs, the college helps learners reach their educational goals. The institution's degree and certificate programs offer coursework that allows students to strengthen their skills. Depending on the program, applicants may need to submit test scores. A test score waiver makes it easier to apply. The school supports learners with tutoring and career services. Information on the school's cost per credit is unavailable. Learners at the accredited school can pay for their educational costs with federal student aid programs. University of Hawaii at Hilo holds accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #3

    Hawaii Pacific University

    Honolulu, HI

    Graduation Rate

    45%

    Enrollment

    4,170

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $27500

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $27500

    Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University educates students as a private institution. The college offers academic and technical programs to help learners reach their educational goals. Students strengthen their knowledge of the field by completing coursework. Many schools no longer require admissions tests such as ACT or SAT scores. A test score waiver makes it easier to apply. The school supports learners with academic help and career services. The school's cost per credit is unknown. At the accredited school, learners qualify for federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. Hawaii Pacific University holds accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission.