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Online Colleges in Hawaii

While many people think of Hawaii as a vacation destination, Hawaiians know that the islands are more than that. Students have access to some of the most fantastic colleges around, and they also have access to some of the most beautiful land in the U.S. Not all residents of Hawaii are going to find the perfect education on the islands, and fortunately, they won’t be required to relocate to earn a degree online. There are also some fantastic, if lesser known, options, especially for students that would take advantage of a laptop for their school work. The islands are a great place to live and study, but explore your options to find the perfect route for your personal goals.

Independence University

  • About the School: Independence University boasts one of the longest standing online education programs in the country, with over 37 years of distance education offerings. Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools, a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. As a non-profit university, Independence University is uniquely situated to provide their students with a great return on their education investment.
  • Laptop Programs: Students enrolled at Independence University qualify to receive both a tablet and a laptop. The tablet is shipped to the student upon enrollment and the laptop is shipped at the beginning of the student’s fourth module. All the software you need to complete your degree program is included. Students keep the laptop upon graduation. Tablets and Laptops are not issued to graduate or completion program students.
  • Degrees and Programs Offered: Graphic Arts, Healthcare Administration, Information Systems, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Accounting, Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis, Business Administration, Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis, Business Administration with a Technology emphasis, Graphic Arts with an Information Design emphasis, Health Information Management, Health Services Management, Networking & Information Systems Security, Nursing (RN to BS Completion), Respiratory Care with a Respiratory Care Management concentration, Respiratory Care with an Advanced Clinical Practice concentration, Medical Assisting, Software & Mobile Applications Development, Web Design and Development.
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  • Accreditation: ACCSC

Brigham Young University Hawaii

  • About the School: Brigham Young University Hawaii is home to more than 2,500 students from over 70 countries. The unique, multi-cultural campus focuses on spiritual and academic learning and encourages the most “international” student body in the U.S. to share their experiences. Your education will teach you more than just academics, it will teach you about the world you are about to start your career in.
  • Laptop Programs: Free Laptop when you pay your tuition by a certain date or take $300 off your tuition - when you enroll in Medical Transcription, Medical Coding and Billing, or Pharmacy Technician training.
  • Degrees and Programs Offered: Accounting, Computer and Information Sciences, Business Management, Political Science, Education, Visual Arts, English, Music and Theatre, International Cultural Studies, History, Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Studies, Intercultural Understanding
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  • Accreditation: WASC Accrediting Comission