University of Hawaii at Hilo

Public, Four-years School Located in Hilo, HI

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How much is the UHH tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UHH's tuition & fees is $7,838 for Hawaii residents and $20,798 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $21,340 for Hawaii residents and $34,300 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UHH Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Hawaii Residents Tuition & Fees$7,838
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,798
Books & Supplies Costs$1,350
On-campus Room & Board$8,248
On-campus Expenses$3,904
Off-campus Room & Board$13,484
Off-campus Expenses$11,956
2023-2024 Projection
Hawaii Residents Tuition & Fees$7,838
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,798

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UHH for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $83,192 at UHH. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $131,186. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $103,906.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$20,798$32,888$26,068
Sophomore (2024-25)$20,798$32,827$26,007
Junior (2025-26)$20,798$32,766$25,946
Senior (2026-27)$20,798$32,705$25,885
4 Years Total$83,192$131,186$103,906
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$20,798$32,827$26,007
Sophomore (2025-26)$20,798$32,766$25,946
Junior (2026-27)$20,798$32,705$25,885
Senior (2027-28)$20,798$32,645$25,825
4 Years Total$83,192$130,943$103,663
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$20,798$32,766$25,946
Sophomore (2026-27)$20,798$32,705$25,885
Junior (2027-28)$20,798$32,645$25,825
Senior (2028-29)$20,798$32,585$25,765
4 Years Total$83,192$130,700$103,420
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$20,798$32,705$25,885
Sophomore (2027-28)$20,798$32,645$25,825
Junior (2028-29)$20,798$32,585$25,765
Senior (2029-30)$20,798$32,525$25,705
4 Years Total$83,192$130,459$103,179
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$20,798$32,645$25,825
Sophomore (2028-29)$20,798$32,585$25,765
Junior (2029-30)$20,798$32,525$25,705
Senior (2030-31)$20,798$32,465$25,645
4 Years Total$83,192$130,219$102,939

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UHH' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Hawaii, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $13,412.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Hawaii at Hilo$7,838$20,798
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Hawaii Four-years Colleges$17,839
Public Schools$5,021$13,412
Private Schools$20,298

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UHH and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
University of Hawaii at HiloHilo, HI$7,838$20,798
East Central UniversityAda, OK$8,032$17,542
Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityDurant, OK$7,200$16,410
University of Alaska AnchorageAnchorage, AK$7,566$21,693
Keene State CollegeKeene, NH$14,710$26,186
Purdue University Fort WayneFort Wayne, IN$9,254$22,220
University of Washington-Tacoma CampusTacoma, WA$12,817$42,171
The University of Tennessee-ChattanoogaChattanooga, TN$10,144$18,208
Montana State University BillingsBillings, MT$6,706$21,347
Clarion University of PennsylvaniaClarion, PA$11,173$16,052
Sonoma State UniversityRohnert Park, CA$8,190$20,070

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Hawaii at Hilo, 2,558 students (93%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $6,820.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UHH is $27,480 for students living on-campus and $40,768 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 365 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,227 and the average amount of student loans is $9,022.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Hawaii ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$21,340$34,300
COA (off-campus)$34,628$47,588
Tuition & Fees$7,838$20,798
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,502$13,502
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$26,790$26,790
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,520$27,480
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$27,808$40,768
Average Financial Aid$6,820$6,820
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,55893%$6,820
Pell Grants1,09039%$4,547
Federal Student Loan82130%$8,258
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid36593%-
Grants or Scholarships35791%$6,227
Federal Grants34187%$3,318
Pell Grants14637%$4,989
Other Federal Grants31580%$1,280
State/Local Grants4311%$3,387
Institutional Grants23459%$4,042
Student Loan Aid15640%$9,022
Federal Student Loans15539%$7,831
Other Student Loans133%$14,895
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level162149$8,082
0-30,0005959$11,354
30,001-48,0002727$10,069
48,001-75,0002626$7,394
75,001-110,0002220$5,064
110,001 or more2817$2,279

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UHH's acceptance rate is 92.17%. A total of 2,900 applicants applied to and 2,673 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 459 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 17.17%.
To apply to UHH, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school record and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants2,900860$2,003
Admitted2,673782$1,858
Enrolled459166$286
Acceptance Rate92.17%90.93%92.76%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.17%21.23%15.39%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to UHH. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,105 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 19.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,1051,0001,210
National Average1,168
Hawaii Average1,134
SAT EBRW565500630
SAT Math540500580
ACT Composite191622
National Average24
Hawaii Average21
ACT Math181620
ACT English181421

Student Population

University of Hawaii at Hilo has a total of 2,977 students including 2,593 undergraduate and 384 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,120 male students and 2,123 female students attending UHH. The school offers online degree programs and 730 students enrolled online exclusively (24.52% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,243 1,1202,123
Undergraduate2,763 9731,790
Graduate480 147333

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address200 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI
Phone808-932-7446
WEBwww.hilo.hawaii.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered45 Programs
Graduate Program Offered11 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate84.24%
Yield17.93%
Student Population2,977
Graduation Rate42%
Retention Rate68% (Full-time), 38% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties191 (Full-time), 50 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs504 (Full-time), 60 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$97,347
Average Staff Salary$69,655