Executive Policy 5.208 Executive Policy 5.208


Nonresident Enrollment Cap


Executive Policy Chapter 5, Academic Affairs
Executive Policy EP 5.208, Nonresident Enrollment Cap
Effective Date:  October 2014
Prior Dates Amended:  October 2013
Responsible Office:  Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Governing Board of Regents Policy RP 5.211, Admissions
Review Date:  August 2018

I. Purpose

To provide for a mix of students while ensuring preference for qualified Hawai‘i residents in accordance with Board policy.

II. Definitions

No policy specific or unique definitions apply.

III. Executive Policy

A. Introduction

    1. Implements Board policy related to campus ceilings for nonresident undergraduate enrollments (nonresident enrollment caps) at the University of Hawai‘i. 

    2. Nonresident enrollment caps were first established in the 1970s as part of the University’s Controlled Growth Policy.  In January 2011, the President was granted the authority to establish campus ceilings for nonresident undergraduate enrollments in consultation with the Board (BOR Policy RP 5.211.

B. Guidelines

    1. The nonresident enrollment cap is based on undergraduate enrollments only.  Graduate and professional school enrollments are excluded from the calculations.  The exclusion is consistent with Board policy where graduate and professional programs have a special responsibility to admit the most qualified students while demonstrating that every effort is made to enroll resident applicants who compete favorably in the admissions process. 

    2. Campus ceilings for nonresident undergraduate enrollment ceilings are 35 percent at the baccalaureate campuses.  Undergraduate enrollment ceilings at the community colleges are 15 percent.

C. Monitoring

    The Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs shall monitor the nonresident undergraduate enrollment rates at the campuses each fall semester and work with them, as needed, to remain within their enrollment ceilings.

IV. Delegation of Authority

No specific delegation.

V. Contact Information

Office of the Vice President for Academic Planning and Policy
Telephone: (808) 956-6897
Email: ovpaa@hawaii.edu

VI. References

    A. Link to superseded Executive Policies in old format https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/archives/ep/

    B. Link to Administrative Procedures in old format https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/archives/apm/sysap.php

VII. Exhibits and Appendices

No Exhibits and Appendices found


    David Lassner    
    October 31, 2014    


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