Hawaii contains nine schools that offer health science programs. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest-ranking health science school in HI, has a total student population of 20,435 and is the 282nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 health science schools in Hawaii, 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), with Kauai Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,452/yr.
Health Science students from Hawaii schools who go on to become health psychologists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 83,530 people working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,360. Also, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make on average $40,420 per year and there are about 78,470 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Hawaii alone, there are 460 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $56,320. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $66,550/yr and there are 750 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from health science, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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