There are a lot of options for an online degree or certificate from schools in Hawaii. The island state is 4th smallest in land mass and when it comes to population size, it ranks 40th in the country. But when it comes to education and online programs, the variety offered is anything but small.

The University of Hawaiʻi school system offers students the largest variety of online and distance education degree and certificate programs of any schools in Hawaii. While the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is the largest and flagship campus, nearly half of the institutions contribute to the large selection of online courses.

Online programs offered through the University of Hawaiʻi are listed below and grouped by the institution hosting the program. ITV is an abbreviation for Interactive Video, which is a method of distance learning delivery between schools in the system. It does have typical meetings like standard courses but requires the use of technology. Courses which are online and onsite have components of both. The full list of distance education programs from the University of Hawaiʻi on their website provides links to each program with opportunities for prospective students to request information.

Leeward Community College

  • Accounting (ABC) – Online Certificate
  • Accounting (CA) – Online Certificate
  • Business Essentials – Online Certificate
  • Management – Online Certificate
  • Management Essentials – Online Certificate
  • Management Foundations – Online Certificate
  • Retail Foundations – Online Certificate
  • Small Business Accounting – Online Certificate
  • Writing Business Track – Online Certificate
  • Accounting – Online Associate of Arts
  • Liberal Arts – Online Associate of Arts
  • Teaching – Online Associate of Arts

UH West Oʻahu

  • Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM) – Online Certificate
  • Health Care Administration (HCAD) – Online Certificate
  • Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) – Online Certificate
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Studies (SAAS) – Online Certificate
  • Business Administration, General Business Administration – ITV, Online Bachelor Degree
  • Business Administration, Accounting – ITV, Online Bachelor Degree
  • Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism – Online Bachelor Degree
  • Business Administration, Marketing – ITV, Online Bachelor Degree
  • Public Administration, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM) – Online Bachelor Degree
  • Public Administration, General Public Administration – Online Bachelor Degree
  • Public Administration, Health Care Administration – Online Bachelor Degree
  • Public Administration, Justice Administration – Online Bachelor Degree
  • Social Sciences, Early Childhood Education – Online Bachelor Degree
  • Social Sciences, Psychology – Online Bachelor Degree

UH Mānoa

  • Hawaiʻi Statewide Nursing Consortium – ITV, Online Bachelor Degree
  • Economics – Online Bachelor Degree
  • Interdisciplinary Studies – Online, On-site Bachelor Degree
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education – Online, On-site Post-Baccalaureate
  • Certificate in Learning Design and Technology for Teachers (TeachTech) – Online Graduate Certificate
  • Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT) – Online Graduate Certificate
  • Disability and Diversity Studies Certificate – Online Graduate Certificate
  • Curriculum Studies (Literacy Specialist PK-12) – Online, On-site Graduate Certificate
  • Advanced Population Health Nursing – Online Master Degree
  • Learning Design and Technology – Online, On-site Master Degree
  • Library & Information Science – Online Master Degree
  • Rehabilitation Counseling – Online Master Degree
  • Social Work – ITV, Online Master Degree
  • Special Education – Online Master Degree

UH Hilo

  • RN-BSN – Online, On-site Bachelor Degree
  • Education – Online Master Degree

While this is a lot of variety, it is not all of the online programs you can find in Hawaii. You can check out some of our other rankings if you’re interested to see how other states fare for online degrees. Please continue reading for more online programs in Hawaii.

Chaminade University of Honolulu, a private university, also offers online programs.  Chaminade is the only Catholic University in Hawai`i and only one of three Marianist institutions of higher education in the US. Online programs from Chaminade include:

  • Liberal Arts (associate degree)
  • Early Childhood Education (associate degree)
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice (associate degree)
  • Business Administration (associate degree)
  • Business Administration (bachelor’s degree)
  • Management (bachelor’s degree)
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice (bachelor’s degree)
  • Early Childhood Education (bachelor’s degree)
  • Early Childhood Education – Montessori Credential (bachelor’s degree)
  • Elementary Education (bachelor’s degree)
  • Secondary Education (bachelor’s degree)
  • English (bachelor’s degree)
  • Historical and Political Studies (bachelor’s degree)
  • Psychology (bachelor’s degree)
  • Religious Studies (bachelor’s degree)

Remington College has campuses across the United States, including a campus in Honolulu. Remington offers online degree programs as well. The online options at Remington College include:

  • Medical Office Administration (diploma program)
  • Health Information Technology (associate’s degree)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (associate’s degree)
  • Paralegal (associate’s degree)
  • Criminal Justice (bachelor’s degree)
  • Organizational Management (bachelor’s degree)
  • Health Information Management (bachelor’s degree)
  • Health Information Management (master’s degree)

If you’re a first-time student you might find How Do I Apply to College? or the Ultimate Guide to Online Colleges helpful. You might also want to check out the Top 100 Best Online Colleges ranked by us.

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