University of Hawai‘i Fact Sheet
Fall 1998


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


Total Enrollment, Fall 1998 Headcount 45,337
UH Manoa-Regular Credit Program 17,013
Classified Undergraduates 11,500
Classified Graduates 4,508
Unclassified Students 1,005

UH Hilo-Regular Credit Program 2,703

UH West O‘ahu 685

Community Colleges 24,909
Hawai‘i CC 2,308
Honolulu CC 4,124
Kapi‘olani CC 7,236
Kaua‘i CC 1,136
Leeward CC 5,765
Maui CC 2,849
Windward CC 1,491

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, 1997-98

UH Manoa 3,830
Bachelor's Degrees 2,528
Professional Diploma 65
Master's Degrees 932
Doctorates 161
Juris Doctor 71
Doctor of Medicine 57
Certificate in Dental Hygiene 16
UH Hilo 457
Bachelor's Degrees 411
Certificate in Education 46
UH West O‘ahu-Bachelor of Arts 205
Community Colleges 2,509
Associate Degrees 2,104
Certificates of Achievement 405

See detailed reports at

Through service learning, hundreds of UH students provided thousands of hours assisting youth, homeless, elderly and the environment in 1998. UH students authored top entomology papers, created award winning menus, built the best micro robot and won places on the USA Today college All-Star Academic Team.


1998-99 Tuition, per Semester

Campus/Program Resident Nonresident

UH Manoa
Undergraduate $1,464 $4,704
Graduate 1,956 4,920
Law (1998 entering class) 4,008 7,056
Medicine 5,412 12,264
UH Hilo
Lower Division 672 3,480
Upper Division 1,104 3,888
Graduate Division 1,956 4,920
UH West O‘ahu 912 3,480
Community Colleges 492 2,880

Additional fees vary by campus. Students living on campus can expect to pay about $7,304 for books and living expenses. (Housing is 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 1998 Headcount

Campus Faculty Staff Total

UH Manoa 2,002 2,984 4,986
UH Hilo 164 247 411
UH West O‘ahu 26 36 62
Community Colleges 867 1,089 1,956
System-wide Support 0 397 397

Faculty members were honored by the American Library Association, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Association of Library and Information Science Educators, Modern Language Association, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, Reading Hall of Fame, Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality and International Theatre Institute. Others earned the Japan Prize for Information Technology; Japan's Order of Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette; and a TV Emmy Award.

During 1998, researchers cloned mice, made physics history, identified from space impending volcanic eruptions, found the sunken Yorktown, discovered galaxies, established the nation's only marine biosystems engineering center, built a biological field station in a Big Island forest and became a national mentor for vehicle crash analysis.


Total Expenditures, Fiscal Year 1998 $688,945,000
UH Manoa $477,792,000
UH Hilo 37,685,000
UH West O‘ahu 4,027,000
Community Colleges 138,897,000
System-wide Support 30,544,000

The University of Hawai‘i won 763 research awards worth a record $92 million and 537 training and special project grants for $68 million during the 1998 fiscal year. Private giving to the University of Hawai‘i Foundation was $13 million.

1998 Highlights (see details at

RANKINGS: Manoa scored among the top 50 public universities for quality and top 8 percent for value. Hilo was third in public Western liberal arts colleges. UH ranked 24th in the nation for international business, made the top 50 list for law schools and placed among the top third of graduate social work programs. UH initiatives made Hawai‘i second in the nation for use of communications technology.

TECHNOLOGY: UH added telecommunication and medical assisting to programs offered via Internet and television. Campuses are developing a telemedicine curriculum for the military, helping artists promote their work via Web pages, creating a digital library of Hawaiian and Pacific materials, maintaining an electronic network for tourism research, coordinating an online conference on teaching and training students to maintain computer networks.

OUTREACH: Students studied electronics and computer engineering technology on Moloka‘i and Lana‘i and teacher training on Maui. UHM's Outreach College generated $2.5 million in tuition and fees from students around the world.

Kenneth P. Mortimer
President, University of Hawai‘i

Board of Regents
Billy C. Bergin
Joseph F. Blanco
Everett R. Dowling
Johan A. Hoag
Donald C. W. Kim
Bert A. Kobayashi
Clyde T. Kodani
Ah Quon McElrath
Wayne K. Panoke
Stanley H. Roehrig
Nainoa Thompson
Lily K. Yao

Published by the Institutional Research Office and University Relations, December 1998

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