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Students doing research in a taro field

The University of Hawaiʻi System includes 10 campuses and educational, training and research centers across the Hawaiian Islands. As the public system of higher education in Hawaiʻi, UH offers unique and diverse opportunities.

Areas of Excellence

International Advantage

Hawaiʻi position between east and west, in the middle of the Pacific, creates opportunities for international leadership and influence. Asia/Pacific expertise permeates the university’s activities.

Location

The 10 UH campuses and educational centers on six Hawaiian Islands provide opportunities for both learning and recreation.

Opportunity

UH academic offerings range from certificate and vocational through doctoral programs.

Economic Development

UH is the state’s leading engine for economic growth and diversification, stimulating the local economy with jobs, research and skilled workers.

History

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First faculty

In 1907, the Hawaiʻi Territorial Legislature established the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in Honolulu under terms of the U.S. land grant legislation.

Since then, what began as a college of ten students and 13 faculty members has evolved and expanded to a 10-campus system spanning the Hawaiian Islands. The University of Hawaiʻi has grown and responded through the years to the research and cultural needs of its educational community, the State of Hawaiʻi and beyond.

View a timeline of the University of Hawaiʻi and its development over more than a century.

Campuses and Educational Centers

University of Hawaiʻi Fast Facts

Enrollment

Total Enrollment: 51,063
Undergraduate: 45,731
Graduate: 5,332

Enrollment Status

Full-time: 52.7%
Part-time: 47.3%

Residency

Hawaiʻi: 84.4%
U.S. Mainland: 10.2%
U.S. Affiliated: 1.0%
Foreign: 4.0%
Unknown: 0.5%

Age and Gender*

Average: 24.7
Men: 42.6%
Women: 57.4%
* full-time students

Pell Grant Recipients*

41%
* eligible, full-time students
Awarded in Fall 2017

Student Diversity (full-time students)

  • Caucasian 18%
  • Chinese 5%
  • Filipino 13%
  • Hawaiian/ Part Hawaiian 22%
  • Japanese 7%
  • Mixed 15%
  • Pacific Islander 3%
  • All other 17%

Faculty Diversity*

  • Caucasian 51%
  • Chinese 9%
  • Filipino 4%
  • Hawaiian/ Part Hawaiian 8%
  • Japanese 15%
  • Other Asian & Pacific Islander 6%
  • Other 8%


Figures from the Institutional Research & Analysis Office, Fall 2018
* Degrees & Programs, Fall 2019; Faculty Diversity, Fall 2015

Contact, Location and Consumer Information

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University of Hawaiʻi
2444 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822

  (808) 956-8111

Need more info? See an overview of each of our 10 campuses.

Last modified: August 23, 2019