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System Fall Enrollment Reaches Record High

Posted on | September 9, 2011 | 2 Comments

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UH West Oʻahu students. Photo from West Press

The fall 2011 enrollment for UH System reached yet another high in the institution’s history with 60,519 students. It surpasses fall 2010’s record enrollment of 60,231 by 288 students, or 0.5 percent. UH’s fall opening enrollment has increased for a fifth straight year and has grown by 20 percent since 2006.

“Enrollment at our University of Hawaiʻi campuses today is 10,000 students greater than it was five years ago, which shows that people understand higher education is a good investment,” says UH Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost Linda Johnsrud.

Enrollment at Mānoa, Hilo and West Oʻahu all increased from a year ago, while the UH Community Colleges experienced a minimal decrease. West Oʻahu posted the largest increase.

• Hawaiʻi recorded 3,933 students, a gain of 83 or 2.2 percent
• Hilo enrolled 4,149 students, a gain of 64 students or 1.6 percent
• Honolulu enrolled 4,656 students, a decrease of 119 or 2.5 percent
• Kapiʻolani enrolled 9,133 students, a decrease of 313 or 3.3 percent
• Kauaʻi recorded 1,434 students, a decrease of eight or 0.6 percent
• Leeward registered 7,947 students, a decrease of 44 or 0.6 percent
• Mānoa recorded 20,313 student, a gain of 176 students or 0.9 percent
• Maui totaled 4,518 students, a gain of 168 or 3.9 percent
• West Oʻahu enrolled 1,699 students, a gain of 205 students or 13.7 percent
• Windward recorded 2,737 students, a gain of 76 or 2.9 percent

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

Read the news release.