Chaminade University of Honolulu

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School Overview

Located on the beautiful island of Honolulu, Hawaii, Chaminade University of Honolulu offers a Catholic, Marianist and liberal arts education to over 2,200 students. Chaminade is a four-year, private non-profit university that offers 4 associate, 26 bachelor’s, and over 20 master’s degree programs to its online and on-campus students.

Chaminade University offers its students an education in a collaborative learning environment that prepares them for life, service and successful careers. Guided by its Catholic, Marianist and liberal arts educational traditions, Chaminade encourages the development of moral character, personal competencies, and a commitment to build a just and peaceful society. The University offers both the civic and church communities of the Pacific region its academic and intellectual resources in the pursuit of common aims.
Chaminade University of Honolulu Mission

Charminade University has two core commitments that flow from their mission:

  1. Service
  2. The character of their educational community

Chaminade University of Honolulu Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (808) 735-4711
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
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Address: 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816-1578
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,167
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 966 (45% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $26,134
Out-of-state Tuition: $26,134
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $12,305

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Chaminade University of Honolulu Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1144
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 149
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 122
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Psychology 11
Social Sciences 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 22
Visual and Performing Arts 11
Grand total 352618

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Chaminade University of Honolulu and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $26,134
Out-of-state $26,134
Books and supplies $1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $24,000
Out-of-state $24,000

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 284 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 282 98% $12,305
Student loan aid 83 29% $6,577

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,392 85% $13,934
Federal student loans 623 38% $7,105

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Chaminade University of Honolulu. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Chaminade University of Honolulu students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,595 376 1,219
Percent admitted 100% 94% 95%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 22% 16%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Chaminade University of Honolulu Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,167
Undergraduate enrollment 1,572
Graduate enrollment 595

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Chaminade University of Honolulu Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
    • Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions

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