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 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 SECTION 1: DEMOGRAPHICS

 SECTION 2: OPINIONS

 SECTION 3: REASONS


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.

Age
Campus% of Respondents
under 18 18.3%
18-19 66.4%
20-21 4.2%
22-24 3.2%
25-29 3.4%
30-34 1.8%
35-59 2.7%


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.

Ethnicity
Ethnic Group% of Respondents
Native Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian 19.0%
Caucasian 15.3%
Filipino 14.2%
Mixed 13.7%
Mixed Asian 8.5%
Japanese 8.3%
Chinese 6.4%
Hispanic 2.9%
Korean 2.1%
Vietnamese 1.5%
Samoan 1.2%
African American or Black 1.1%
Micronesian (except Guamanian or Chamorro) 1.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.8%
Other Asian0.7%
Guamanian or Chamorro 0.6%
Other Pacific Islander 0.4%
Indian 0.1%
Laotian 0.1%
Thai 0.1%
Tongan 0.1%


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.

UH Home/primary Campus
Campus% of Respondents
Hawaii CC 5.2%
Hilo 10.7%
Honolulu CC 5.4%
Kapiolani CC 13.1%
Kauai CC 2.1%
Leeward CC 9.8%
Manoa 39.0%
Maui CC 10.8%
West Oahu 1.4%
Windward CC 2.3%


5. What type of student are you?

96% of respondents were first-time, degree-seeking students.

Student Type
Student Type% of Respondents
First-time, degree-seeking95.5%
Non-degree-seeking1.5%
Transfer2.0%
Re-enrolling at my UH campus0.9%


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.

Tuition Paid
Type of Tuition Paid % of Respondents
In-state 86.2%
1.5 times
in-state
5.5%
Out-of-state 8.1%
Other 0.2%


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.

Household Income
Income% of Respondents
$12,500 or less17.5%
$12,501 to $25,00011.0%
$25,001 to $40,00010.6%
$40,001 to $50,0005.5%
$50,001 to $60,0007.0%
$60,001 and over13.6%
Don't know34.8%


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.

Level of Education Attained, Mother
Mother's Education% of Respondents
Less than 4 years of high school11.9%
High school graduate30.9%
Some college30.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher26.6%


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.

Level of Education Attained, Father
Father's Education% of Respondents
Less than 4 years of high school12.5%
High school graduate36.0%
Some college25.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher25.8%


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 Attended
High School Type% of Respondents
Hawaii public 63.1%
Hawaii private 12.3%
Hawaii charter 1.4%
Home schooled 1.4%
Hawaii public and Hawaii private 0.2%
Hawaii and mainland public 0.1%
Mainland Public 15.6%
Mainland Private 1.6%
Mainland Other 0.3%
U.S. territory 0.4%
International 2.9%
Other 0.5%


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.

College Access Programs
Access Program% of Respondents
GEAR UP61.1%
Na Pua Noeau6.1%
Talent Search11.5%
Upward Bound9.4%
Other27.9%


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
Planning to/Work % of Respondents
YES, on-campus 17.8%
YES, off-campus 36.2%
YES, on & off-campus 16.6%
NO 29.4%


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.

Number of Hours Planning to Work by Location of Work
Planned HoursPlanned Hours On-campus onlyOn-campus only Off-campus onlyOff-campus only BothOn & Off-campus
1-10 37.0% 18.5% 19.9%
11-15 32.4% 23.1% 26.7%
16-20 27.7% 29.1% 31.1%
21-30 2.3% 19.4% 16.8%
31+ 0.6% 10.0% 5.6%


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:

The largest group (69%) was awarded and subsequently accepted need-based aid. 5% was awarded but declined to receive it. The remaining 26% was not awarded need-based aid

Awarded Assistance
Awarded % of Respondents
Awarded/Accepted 68.5%
Awarded/Declined 5.1%
Not Awarded 26.4%


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.