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The University of Hawaiʻi System includes 10 campuses and educational, training and research centers across the Hawaiian Islands. As the public system of higher education in Hawaiʻi, UH offers unique and diverse opportunities.

Areas of Excellence

International Advantage

Hawaiʻi’s position between east and west, in the middle of the Pacific, creates opportunities for international leadership and influence. Asia/Pacific expertise permeates the university’s activities.


The 10 UH campuses and educational centers on six Hawaiian Islands provide opportunities for both learning and recreation.


UH academic offerings range from certificate and vocational through doctoral programs.

Economic Development

UH is the state’s leading engine for economic growth and diversification, stimulating the local economy with jobs, research and skilled workers.


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First faculty

In 1907, the Hawaiʻi Territorial Legislature established the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in Honolulu under terms of the U.S. land grant legislation.

Since then, what began as a college of ten students and 13 faculty members has evolved and expanded to a 10-campus system spanning the Hawaiian Islands. The University of Hawaiʻi has grown and responded through the years to the research and cultural needs of its educational community, the State of Hawaiʻi and beyond.

View a timeline of the University of Hawaiʻi and its development over more than a century.

Campuses and Educational Centers

University of Hawaiʻi Fast Facts


Total Enrollment: 53,418
Undergraduate: 47,903
Graduate: 5,515


Hawaiʻi: 85%
Mainland: 10%
Foreign: 4%
Other: 1%

Age and Gender

Average: 25.1
Men: 44%
Women: 56%

Student Diversity (full-time students)

  • Caucasian 18%
  • Hawaiian/ Part Hawaiian 22%
  • Mixed 14%
  • Japanese 8%
  • Filipino 13%
  • Chinese 5%
  • Pacific Islander 3%
  • All other 17%

Faculty Diversity

  • Caucasian 51%
  • Chinese 9%
  • Japanese 15%
  • Other Asian & Pacific Islander 5%
  • Other 8%
  • Filipino 4%
  • Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian 8%

Figures from the Institutional Research & Analysis Office, Fall 2016.

Contact, Location and Consumer Information

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University of Hawaiʻi
2444 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822

  (808) 956-8111

Need more info? See an overview of each of our 10 campuses.

Last modified: November 2, 2017
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