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Argosy University was formed in 2001 as the result of the merger of three different schools: The American Schools of Professional Psychology, The University of Sarasota, and the Medical Institute of Minnesota. Its curriculum focuses on developing interpersonal skills and practical experience through academic learning, while offering small class sizes, and evening, weekend, and online courses to fit students’ busy work schedules.

The Hawaii campus is located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, with satellite sites on Maui and in Hilo on the Island of Hawai’i, and students enjoy all the cultural and recreational opportunities that these locations provide.


This campus offers professional certificates, programs, and doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in the following programs:

  • Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Education
  • Business
  • Health Sciences
  • Criminal Justice
  • Liberal Arts

Students enroll in either the College of Undergraduate Studies, the College of Business, the College of Health Education, the College of Health Sciences, or the College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences while working towards their degree.

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There is a rolling admissions process and its academic year is split into three terms: Fall, Spring and Summer, with each term being split again into Session I and Session II.

The school will take into consideration students’ previous educational records and future career interests when they apply for enrollment and those interested in enrolling should contact the school directly to connect with an admissions representative, who will guide you through the process.

Financial Aid

A variety of financial aid options are available, including scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and interested students need to fill out both the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) and the university’s own Institutional Application for Financial Aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1214th for the average student loan amount.
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There are a range of personal and professional opportunities designed to support their educational programs and students’ learning needs, which include student government associations, lecture/workshop series, special-interest groups, and common hours.

Also offered are undergraduate-faculty tutors and student tutors at no charge in order to provide support and help with classes. The school offers counseling services, which includes short-term counseling and consultation. There is also an option for health insurance, provided by an outside agency.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The institution as a whole is accredited by the Senior college and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program on the Hawaii campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Information Summary

Ranks 17th in Hawaii and 3941st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.38
Robbery 1 0.19
Arson 1 0.19
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.19

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Honolulu, HI 96813
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population21,435 (21,435 urban / N/A rural)
Households8,949 (2.17 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,052
Families4,378 (3.04 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence
GraduateSingle doctoral (education)
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentMajority graduate/professional
Size & SettingVery small four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1501

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2820th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $13,872 $13,872 $13,872
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $199 $199 $199
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $578 $578 $578
FT Graduate Tuition $13,554 $13,554 $13,554
FT Graduate Required Fees $470 $470 $470
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $753 $753 $753
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $15,071 $15,071 $15,071
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $25,471 $25,471 $25,471
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $22,343 $22,343 $22,343

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $12,979 $13,053 $12,979 $13,053 $12,979 $13,053
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,200
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $4,988 $4,926
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,624 $5,554
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $7,430 $7,336

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 966th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $75,345 ($77,035 male / $56,363 female)
Number of FT Faculty 8 (6 male / 2 female)
Number of PT Faculty 74
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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