Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has four BSN schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with a BSN program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii.
BSN students from Honolulu schools who go on to become nurses, forensic nurses, licensed vocational nurses, nurse administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Honolulu area alone, there are 950 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $45,810. Registered nurses in this area earn $82,150/yr and there are 6,620 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 15 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by registered nurses, and 2/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 4 BSN schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,566/yr) for BSN students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.