University of Hawai‘i Fact Sheet
Fall 1997


Student Profile
Student Expenses

Faculty and Staff
University Finances

University of Hawai‘i System

Four-year Campuses

Community Colleges
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu
Hawai‘i Community College
Honolulu Community College
Kapi‘olani Community College
Kaua‘i Community College
Leeward Community College
Maui Community College
Windward Community College


Student Enrollment, Fall 1997 Headcount

UH Manoa-Regular Credit Program 17,365
Classified Undergraduates 11,782
Classified Graduates 4,514
Unclassified Students 1,069

UH Hilo-Regular Credit Program 2,639

UH West O‘ahu 648

Community Colleges 24,899
Hawai‘i CC 2,221
Honolulu CC 3,970
Kapi‘olani CC 7,189
Kaua‘i CC 1,283
Leeward CC 5,936
Maui CC 2,787
Windward CC 1,513

Hawai‘i residents comprise 87 percent of UH students. Women represent 56 percent of the student body; 57 percent of students attend school full time.

Degrees Earned, 1996-97

UH Manoa 4,295
Bachelor's Degrees 2,659
Professional Diploma 143
Master's Degrees 1,168
Doctorates 175
Juris Doctor 75
Doctor of Medicine 54
Certificate in Dental Hygiene 21
UH Hilo 466
Bachelor's Degrees 421
Certificate in Education 45
UH West O‘ahu-Bachelor of Arts 199
Community Colleges 2,676
Associate Degrees 2,304
Certificates of Achievement 372

During 1997, UH students designed the nation's fastest human powered vehicle, wrote the best paper on critical race theory and won a place on the U.S.A.-Today All-America academic team.

UH graduates received a MacArthur Fellow "genius grant" and became a U.S. assistant secretary for aging.


1997-98 Tuition, per Semester

Campus/Program Resident Nonresident

UH Manoa
Undergraduate $1,416 $4,656
Graduate 1,896 4,860
Law (1997 entering class) 3,504 6,720
Medicine 5,292 12,144
UH Hilo
Lower Division 636 3,444
Upper Division 1,068 3,852
UH West O‘ahu 876 3,444
Community Colleges 468 2,856

Additional student fees vary by campus. Students living on campus can expect to pay about $7,304 for housing and meals, books and supplies, transportation and personal expenses. (Dormitories and/or apartments are available at UH Manoa--2,800 beds, UH Hilo-- 622 beds and Maui Community College--55 beds.) For students living on their own off campus, estimated living expenses are $9,729.


UH Employees, Fall 1997 Headcount

Campus Faculty Staff Total

UH Manoa 2,021 2,981 5,002
UH Hilo 158 226 384
UH West O‘ahu 28 31 59
Community Colleges 874 1,025 1,899
System-wide Support 0 402 402

During the University's 90th anniversary year, faculty members won recognition from the Government of South Korea, National Academy of Science and European Association for Geochemistry. Others were selected to serve in the National Institutes of Health and receive a Japanese Ministry of Education research stipend.

UH faculty helped design the Cassini-Huygens space mission to Saturn, wrote award-winning books and produced the text for the World Tourism Organization's first distance learning course. They were tapped by media as national experts on Chinese ethnic minorities, sexual identity and El Niño.


Expenditures, Fiscal Year 1997

UH Manoa $440,140,220
UH Hilo 37,711,731
UH West O‘ahu 3,267,463
Community Colleges 129,475,574
System-wide Support 38,331,047

The University of Hawai‘i won 724 research awards worth $89.1 million and 531 training and special project grants for $71.7 million during the 1997 fiscal year. Total private giving to UH and the University of Hawai‘i Foundation was $14.8 million in 1996-97.

New UH degrees in 1997 were the bachelor of science in astronomy, master of arts in Hawaiian language and PhDs in computer science and international management. A new program in digital animation uses computers donated by Square U.S.A., Inc.

The University received international support to train senior Republic of China government officials and create the International Pacific Research Center. UH operated the state's most popular visitor attraction (Waikiki Aquarium) and collaborated to form the Pacific Clinical Research Center. UH centers were designated national resources in humanitarian civil-military cooperation and Southeast Asian and Pacific Island studies.

UH was ranked eighth among state universities and among the top 25 public universities for academic value and third in competitive federal grants for ocean research during 1997.

Kenneth P. Mortimer
President, University of Hawai‘i

Board of Regents
David B. Ramos, Chair
Donna A. Tanoue, Vice Chair
Joseph F. Blanco
John A. Hoag
Donald C. W. Kim
Bert A. Kobayashi
Clyde T. Kodani
Ah Quon McElrath
Lee A. Ohigashi
Stanley H. Roehrig
Lily K. Yao
Student (to be named)

Published by the Institutional Research Office and University Relations, December 1997

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