This version of the University of Hawaii: Meeting State Needs is designed to promote accessibility for people with disabilities in compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. To ensure proper functioning of assistive technology tools such as screen readers, Hawaiian diacriticals were not included and spaces between selected acronyms were added (e.g., U H). We apologize for any inconvenience.
The public higher education agenda in the state of Hawaii focuses on four priorities:
This brochure provides the current status of the Universitys progress in meeting these state needs.
Total U H enrollment in credit courses has fluctuated between 45,000 to 50,000 from fall 1996 to fall 2006, and is anticipated to remain stable at around the 50,000 level. U Hs non-resident enrollment nearly doubled from 6,000 in fall 1996 to 11,000 in fall 2006. Resident enrollment has fluctuated from 41,000 in fall 1996 to 37,000 in fall 2000. Resident enrollment in fall 2006 was 39,000.
|Fall 1996||41,336||6,043 (13%)|
|Fall 1997||39,702||5,849 (13%)|
|Fall 1998||39,298||6,038 (13%)|
|Fall 1999||39,558||6,920 (15%)|
|Fall 2000||37,338||7,241 (16%)|
|Fall 2001||37,895||8,099 (18%)|
|Fall 2002||39,344||8,736 (18%)|
|Fall 2003||40,531||9,731 (19%)|
|Fall 2004||40,002||10,542 (21%)|
|Fall 2005||39,181||10,925 (22%)|
|Fall 2006||39,004||10,971 (22%)|
The going rate is the percentage of high school graduates entering college without delay upon graduation from high school. The going rate into the University of Hawaii campuses reached a historical low of approximately 32 percent in fall 2001 and has remained at that level. The total state going rate has averaged in the mid- to upper 50 percent ranges, slightly lower than the national average.
Graph entitled Going Rates to U H, by Unit Depicts the going rates for U H System (Fall 19702006), National (Fall 19922004), and Total (Fall 19922004). Hard copy and tabular data available by request from the Office of Academic Planning and Policy.
Retention rates are the percentage of students who remain enrolled at the same institution. The average one-year retention rate for first-time students at U H Manoa and U H Hilo is lower than the average rates for their respective peer and benchmark groups.
|Benchmark||Peer||U H Manoa|
|Benchmark||Peer||U H Hilo|
On average, about 1,000 students transfer from the U H Community Colleges to the U H four-year campuses in any given fall semester. In fall 2006, the number of transfers to U H Manoa and U H West Oahu were at their highest at 863 and 239, respectively, while transfers to U H Hilo were 147.
|U H Manoa||U H Hilo||U H West Oahu||Total|
Graduation rate is the percentage of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates that graduated within three years of entry at a community college. Retention rate is the percentage still enrolled at the same institution. The overall U H Community College graduation and retention rate is 35 percent. Individual campus averages range from 2937 percent.
|U H C C Average||15%||20%|
Graduation rates for U H Manoa and U H Hilo are based on completion of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate within six years of entry. U H Manoas graduation rate has been in the low to mid-50 percent range. U H Hilo rates have fluctuated around the 30 percent range. The U H Community College graduation rate, which is based on completion within three years, has remained primarily in the low to mid-teens.
|Fall 1||Fall 2||Fall 3||Fall 4||Fall 5||Fall 6||Fall 7||Fall 8||Fall 9|
|U H Manoa||54.9||54.4||54.0||53.6||52.4||52.9||54.0||55.9||51.1|
|U H Hilo||24.8||29.7||27.7||30.8||30.4||31.5||33.7||29.9||30.6|
|U H C C||17.2||14.5||13.6||15.2||14.3||13.2||15.0||14.1||13.5|
Hawaiis projected annual job openings requiring education beyond high school number 13,266. The annual production of U H degrees and certificates is 7,000 with the private sector adding another 3,400. This leaves an annual gap of nearly 2,900 jobs. The gaps are more pronounced in certain shortage areas, particularly teaching, nursing (RN), computer science (BS), social work (BSW), middle management in travel industry management (BS), hospitality (CC), and food preparation (CC). U H production in these areas is not enough to meet projected demand.
|Projected Vacancies||Annual U H Graduates|
|Computers (A S)||96||93|
|Social Worker (BSW)||112||13|
|Social Worker (MSW)||88||88|
|Projected Vacancies||Annual U H Graduates|
|Middle Managers (TIM BS)||150||98|
|Food Preparation Workers (CC)||305||174|
For the eighth year in a row, the University of Hawaii received record support for research and training. Extramural fundsgrants and contracts from federal, state, private, and foreign sourcesreached an all-time high of $433.4 million in F Y 2006, a 22 percent increase over the previous fiscal year and an increase of more than three times the support received a decade ago.
|F Y 19951996||$77 M||$58 M||$135 M|
|F Y 19961997||$89 M||$72 M||$161 M|
|F Y 19971998||$92 M||$68 M||$160 M|
|F Y 19981999||$93 M||$71 M||$164 M|
|F Y 19992000||$103 M||$78 M||$181 M|
|F Y 20002001||$133 M||$83 M||$216 M|
|F Y 20012002||$142 M||$110 M||$252 M|
|F Y 20022003||$190 M||$134 M||$324 M|
|F Y 20032004||$200 M||$129 M||$329 M|
|F Y 20042005||$209 M||$145 M||$354 M|
|F Y 20052006||$237 M||$196 M||$433 M|
Working with U H faculty, the Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (O T T E D) helps identify, patent, and market new U H inventions to companies in Hawaii and throughout the world. U H technologies have helped produce effective cancer diagnostics, environmentally safe termite treatments, crops with improved disease resistance, advanced communications systems, and tools for laboratory research.
|F Y 19951996||11|
|F Y 19961997||14|
|F Y 19971998||18|
|F Y 19981999||45|
|F Y 19992000||20|
|F Y 20002001||45|
|F Y 20012002||31|
|F Y 20022003||34|
|F Y 20032004||56|
|F Y 20042005||48|
|F Y 20052006||61|
The Universitys licensing revenues more than tripled before decreasing in F Y 20052006. Total revenues, as a whole, tend to fluctuate significantly from year to year because of the varying durations of licenses.
|F Y 20002001||$268 K|
|F Y 20012002||$381 K|
|F Y 20022003||$530 K|
|F Y 20032004||$809 K|
|F Y 20042005||$1,036 K|
|F Y 20052006||$899 K|
The share of degrees conferred to students of Hawaiian/part-Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Mixed ancestry increased from F Y 19951996 to F Y 20052006, and decreased for students of Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino ancestry. The share of degrees conferred to students of Caucasian ancestry remained relatively constant.
|F Y 19951996||F Y 20052006|
Among geographic regions, a large disparity exists in the going rates of Hawaii high school students entering a U H community college immediately after graduation. Waianae and West Hawaii have the lowest two-year going rates in the state.
The going rates of Hawaiis residents to U Hs four-year compuses are low, particularly in the following geographic regions: West Oahu (Ewa, Waianae, and North Shore), Windward, Maui, Kauai, and West Hawaii. The overall U H system going rate (two- and four-year rates combined) for fall 2006 is 32.1 percent.
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