Universities & Colleges in Hawaii
Hawaii, wholly made up of islands, is the most recent nation out of 50 U.S states. Honolulu is the capital of the state and also the largest and the most expensive city at the same time.
As per the 2011 statistics presented by the United States Census Bureau, the estimated population of Hawaii is ~1.3 million with Oahu as the most populous island. ~38% of the population of Hawaii consists of Asian followed by white.
Hawaii presents a typical of tropical climate with the warmest temperature of 100°F and lowest temperature of 12°F during the winter months. However, Hawaii's variegated natural landscapes from mountains, cliffs, active volcanoes to the abundance ocean beaches make it an attractive destination for foreign nationals.
Studying in Hawaii
International students coming to this state can choose to study in any of the public and a private colleges however, the public colleges offer outstanding education to the students along with giving them value for their money.
Honolulu Community College, Hawaii Community College, Hawaii Business college, World Medicine Institute are some of the most important colleges in the State. Most reputed is University of Hawaii at Manoa with a total student capacity of ~20,000. In this state almost 22% of the graduate students comprise of the International students from different parts of the world.
Tuition cost for international students at the University of Hawaii is within ~$15,000 to ~$36,000 depending upon various courses whereas it is ~$34,200 in the Hawaii pacific University including the room &boarding charges and other related expenses.
The educational institutes of Hawaii always seek to attract international students by providing many scholarships, internships and other financial aid to encourage and accomplish the goal of the willing students. There is International Student Services Tuition Scholarship, International Student Services Monetary scholarships, International Students Academic Achievement Scholarship, New International Student Scholarship and many others, which used to offer the international students to offset the high living cost of Hawaii and to cope up with the city lifestyle. Also there exist a handful of opportunities to avail student loan through mainly private banks of Hawaii.
The median household income in Hawaii is ~$64,000. For a Bachelor's Degree holder pay scale varies from almost ~$40,000 to ~$74,000 whereas for a MBA the average salary is ~$68,000. Most popular employers in terms of highest salary are those who work in the Navy, University of Hawaii, U.S. Army etc.
Cost of Living
Cost of living in case of Hawaii is 35-40% higher than that US city average but also lower than the cities like New York for example. The median household expenditure in Hawaii is as much as $495,700 annually. However wages are pretty much higher in this state to compensate its high cost of living.
In Hawaii agricultural food products, livestock, forestry and mining are a vital part of the economy. Hawaii also produces large quantities and varieties of flowers, which are mainly for export purposes. Thus, food processing, dairy, refined petroleum, glass products, clothing are among the top most important industrial sector of Hawaii.
Job growth is positive in Hawaii with an annual increase of~1.05%. Job growth is maximum in the Educational service sector followed by Administration and support services, health care services and food services.