UH West Oʻahu provides the best value of online colleges in Hawaiʻi, according to a 2018 ranking by Best Value Schools, which reviews colleges based on their affordability and online offerings.
“There’s no doubt that the University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu is the top online school in Hawaiʻi,” the ranking service said. “In fact, with nearly two-thirds of students enrolled in one or more internet-based courses, UH West Oʻahu demonstrates a commitment to online learning that is unparalleled in the state.”
Best Value Schools also noted UH West Oʻahu features “some of the most sought-after degrees in higher education today—including Business Administration, Psychology, and Early Childhood Education—in both online and Interactive Television (ITV) formats, UH West Oʻahu makes a degree attainable for students of all backgrounds.”
UH West Oʻahu has shown up on a number of rankings in the past year, including:
- The Chronicle of Higher Educationʻs Almanac of Higher Education 2017-2018 identified UH West Oʻahu as being the fastest-growing enrollment when compared to peers.
- Niche ranked UH West Oʻahu as the best small college in Hawaiʻi.
- UH West Oʻahu’s Sustainable Community Food Systems program ranked as the second-best program nationally when it comes to delivering higher education in sustainable agriculture at an affordable price, according to College Values Online.
- UH West Oʻahu’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences degree has been ranked the 11th best online program for social sciences in the nation by AffordableColleges.com.
- Value Colleges ranked UH West Oʻahu No. 33 in a listing of Universities with the Lowest Tuition Costs.