University of Hawaii System newsletter

Spring Enrollment Reaches All-Time High

Posted on | January 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

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UH West Oʻahu posts the largest percentage growth in enrollment.

Opening enrollment for the University of Hawaiʻi System for the spring 2011 semester reached an all-time record of 56,716 students, the highest spring enrollment in the university’s history. UH spring enrollment has increased for a fourth straight year, and it has increased by 22.5 percent since 2007.

“The University of Hawaiʻi is committed to increasing educational attainment in the state, and enrollment is the first step. Now our job is to support the success of these students in order to meet the goal of the Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative to significantly increase the number of college graduates by 2015. Providing quality education to our students will help Hawaiʻi thrive in an increasingly competitive global economy,” says Linda Johnsrud, UH executive vice president for academic affairs/provost.

UH’s preliminary opening credit enrollment figures for spring 2011 increased by 955 students, or 1.7 percent, compared to spring 2010, and by 5,764 students, or 11.3 percent, compared to spring 2009.

Hawaiʻi posted the largest numerical gain of any UH campus with 301 more students than last year, while UH West Oʻahu boasts the largest percentage growth in enrollment at 9.8 percent. Spring enrollments increased at seven of the 10 UH campuses ranging from 1.1 to 9.8 percent, while Mānoa, Honolulu and Kauaʻi posted slight decreases.

• West Oʻahu’s enrollment is 1,403 students, an increase of 9.8 percent or 125 students
• Hawaiʻi stands at 3,553 students, an increase of 9.3 percent or 301 students
• Windward recorded 2,463 students, a gain of 6.9 percent or 158 students
• Maui registered 4,290 students, a gain of 5.2 percent or 212 students
• Leeward has 7,263 students enrolled, an increase of 2.6 percent or 187 students
• Hilo stands at 3,961 students, a 2.5 percent gain or 97 students
• Kapiʻolani enrolled 8,878 students, a gain of 1.1 percent or 96 students
• Mānoa had 19,242 students enrolled, a decrease of .2 percent or 44 students
• Kauaʻi registered 1,330 students, a slight decrease of 1.2 percent or 16 students
• Honolulu has 4,333 students, a 3.6 percent decrease or 161 students

Separately, more than 20,000 registrations in non-credit programs are expected throughout the UH system.

Read the news release.