Graduate Programs Overview

University of Hawaii at Hilo is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Hilo, Hawaii. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $12,230 for Hawaii residents and $27,062 for other students in average.

It offers fourteen graduate programs: 8 Master's, 6 Doctorate programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 77 students have been conferred Master's degree and 80 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Hawaii at Hilo
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address200 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI
Graduate School Students590 students
76 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$12,230
Student to Faculty12:1 (8.33%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 14 Graduate Programs
8 Master's

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at University of Hawaii at Hilo with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Hawaii residents, the tuition & fees are $12,230 and $27,062 for non-Hawaii residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $489 for Hawaii residents and $1,107 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$489$1,107
Books & Supplies$1,340
Room & Board$8,248 (On-Campus) / $14,494 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,928 (On-Campus) / $8,152 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,746$40,578
Off-Campus Total$36,216$51,048
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of Hawaii at Hilo offers Masters, Doctorate graduate degree/certificate programs through 14 major areas - 7 Master's (2 online programs), 4 Doctorate . The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 3,406 students enrolled in University of Hawaii at Hilo including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 590 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 208 male and 382 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 411 full-time and 179 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 76 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 17 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students208
Women Students382
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students411
Part-time Students179
By race/ethnicity 108 White, 13 Black, and 211 Asian students are attending at University of Hawaii at Hilo. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races160
18 students are younger than 22 and 62 students are older than 65. The school has 369 students aged between 22 and 30 and 141 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under18
40 & Over62
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of Hawaii at Hilo, 76 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 17 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment590
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses76
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses17
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses497
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses76
Hawaii Resident70
Other State In U.S.5
Outside of U.S.1

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