SECTION 1: DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE
1. What is your gender?
67% of respondents were female.
2. What is your age?
85% of respondents were age 19 and under.
|Campus||% of Respondents|
3. How do you describe yourself? (best represents your ethnic background)
Native Hawaiians were the largest ethnic group to respond to the survey, followed by Caucasians, Filipinos, and Mixed.
|Ethnic Group||% of Respondents|
|Native Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian||19.0%|
|African American or Black||1.1%|
|Micronesian (except Guamanian or Chamorro)||1.0%|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.8%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||0.6%|
|Other Pacific Islander||0.4%|
4. What is your UH home/primary campus?
39% of those who completed the survey were UH Manoa students, 13% were Kapiolani CC students, and 11% each were students from Maui CC and UH Hilo.
|Campus||% of Respondents|
5. What type of student are you?
96% of respondents were first-time, degree-seeking students.
|Student Type||% of Respondents|
|Re-enrolling at my UH campus||0.9%|
6. Are you a Hawaii resident?
83% of respondents were Hawaii residents.
7. What type of tuition did you pay?
86% paid in-state tuition, 6% paid 1.5 times in-state tuition, and 8% paid out-of-state tuition. Those who qualify for 1.5 times in-state tuition are either Western Undergraduate Education (WUE) or Pacific Islander students.
|Type of Tuition Paid||% of Respondents|
8. By IRS tax definitions, are you financially independent from your parents/guardians or financially dependent?
80% indicated they were financially dependent.
9. What is your household income?
39% of respondents indicated their (or parents'/guardians') income was $40,000 or less; 35% didn't know their parents'/guardians' income.
|Income||% of Respondents|
|$12,500 or less||17.5%|
|$12,501 to $25,000||11.0%|
|$25,001 to $40,000||10.6%|
|$40,001 to $50,000||5.5%|
|$50,001 to $60,000||7.0%|
|$60,001 and over||13.6%|
10. What is the highest level of education attained by your mother or female guardian?
43% of mothers/female guardians had either less than four years of high school or were high school graduates. 31% had some college education and 27% had a bachelor's degree or higher.
|Mother's Education||% of Respondents|
|Less than 4 years of high school||11.9%|
|High school graduate||30.9%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher||26.6%|
12. What is the highest level of education attained by your father or male guardian?
Fathers/male guardians appear to have had slightly less education than their female counterparts with nearly one-half (49%) graduating or attending less than four years of high school. About one-fourth (26%) had some college education and another one-fourth (26%) graduated with a bachelor's degree or higher.
|Father's Education||% of Respondents|
|Less than 4 years of high school||12.5%|
|High school graduate||36.0%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher||25.8%|
14. What type of high school did you attend?
The largest group of respondents (63%) attended a Hawaii public high school. The next largest group attended a mainland public high school (16%) followed by those who attended a Hawaii private high school (12%).
|High School Type||% of Respondents|
|Hawaii public and Hawaii private||0.2%|
|Hawaii and mainland public||0.1%|
15. Did you participate in any college access programs in high school that helped you learn about how to go to college?
25% indicated they participated in a college access program. Among those, 61% participated in GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), a program administered by the Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education.
|Access Program||% of Respondents|
|Na Pua Noeau||6.1%|
16. Are you working or planning to work during this school year?
71% of respondents indicated they were working or planning to work. The largest group (36%) was employed off-campus, followed by those who were employed on-campus (18%) and those employed both on- and off-campus (17%). The remaining 29% were not working or planning to work during the school year.
|Planning to/Work||% of Respondents|
|YES, on & off-campus||16.6%|
17. If so, how many hours?
Among those who were working or planning to work off-campus, the most common range of employment hours was 16-20 hours per week, followed by 11-15 hours. The same was true for those who were working both on- and off-campus. By contrast, the most common range of employment hours for those working or planning to work on-campus was 1-10 hours, 11-15 hours, then 16-20 hours.
|Planned HoursPlanned Hours||On-campus onlyOn-campus only||Off-campus onlyOff-campus only||BothOn & Off-campus|
18. Did you apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)?
79% indicated they applied for financial assistance.
19. If so, were you:
- awarded need-based aid (including grants, loans, work-study) which you accepted
- awarded need-based aid but decided to decline the aid (grants, loans, work-study)?
- not awarded need-based aid (grants, loans, work-study)
|Awarded||% of Respondents|
20. If you received financial aid, was it a significant factor in your decision to enroll at your UH campus?
Nearly 3 out of every 4 respondents (72%) who received aid indicated it was a significant factor in their enrollment decision.