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Fall 2010 Enrollment Reaches All-Time High

Posted on | September 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Fall 2010 Enrollment Reaches All-Time High

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Hawaiʻi Community College had the largest gain, adding 535 students.

The fall 2010 opening enrollment for the UH System reached an unprecedented 60,231, the highest in the institution’s history. It surpasses fall 2009’s record enrollment of 58,157 by 3.6 percent. For the third year in a row, UH’s fall opening enrollment has experienced an increase after remaining at 50,000 for five years.

“Our record high enrollment is a sign that people understand that higher education is a good investment, especially as the state begins to recover from difficult economic times and a tight job market remains,” says Vice President for Academic Planning and Policy Linda Johnsrud. “Increasing the number of educated citizens in Hawaiʻi is at the top of our agenda for public higher education and we will continue to do all we can to meet the needs of our students and ensure they graduate prepared for the workforce.”

“Community college programs continue to be in high demand throughout the state, and the community colleges have now grown by almost 40 percent over the last four years,” says Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton. “We welcome these students and are pleased that we are able to provide them with the opportunity to further their education and their careers.”

Enrollment at UH Hilo, UH West Oʻahu and the UH Community Colleges have all increased from a year ago, while Mānoa experienced a minimal decrease. The UH Community Colleges enrollment also peaked at 34,515, with an increase of 2,069 students, or 6.4 percent above last fall.

• Hawaiʻi enrollment is at 3,850 students, a gain of 535 or 16.1 percent increase
• Windward enrollment is at 2,661 students, a gain of 335 or 14.4 percent increase
• West Oʻahu enrollment is at 1,494 students, a gain of 139 students or 10.3 percent increase
• Kauaʻi enrollment is at 1,442 students, a gain of 98 or 7.3 percent increase
• Maui enrollment is at 4,350 students, a gain of 265 or 6.5 percent increase
• Leeward enrollment is at 7,991 students, a gain of 406 or 5.4 percent increase
• Honolulu enrollment is at 4,775 students, a gain of 190 or 4.1 percent increase
• Kapiʻolani enrollment is at 9,446 students, a gain of 240 or 2.6 percent increase
• Hilo enrollment is at 4,085 student, a gain of 89 students or 2.2 percent increased
• Mānoa enrollment is at 20,137, a decrease of 223 students or 1.1 percent decrease

Separately, approximately 28,000 registrations in non-credit programs are expected throughout the UH system.

Read the news release.