UH system spring 2007 enrollment remains stable at 46,308

Campuses see only slight fluctuations compared to last year

University of Hawaiʻi
Chatney Graham, (808) 956-2236
Academic Planning and Policy
Kristen Bonilla, (808) 956-5039
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Feb 1, 2007

HONOLULU — According to preliminary opening enrollment figures, there are 46,308 students registered for classes at the University of Hawaiʻi‘s 10 campuses this spring semester. This number reflects a decrease of 84 students, or 0.2 percent, compared to spring 2006, which was the first year of a decrease in spring headcount enrollments after four straight years of steady growth.

"Hawaiʻi‘s unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in 30 years, and flat enrollments in colleges and universities are reflective of a strong economy in which individuals can choose whether to go to work or further their education," said UH Vice President for Academic Planning and Policy Linda Johnsrud.

UH Mānoa‘s enrollment stands at 18,959, which is 122 fewer students, or 0.6 percent, than at a comparable date in spring 2006, while UH Hilo experienced a slight increase of 18 students, or 0.6 percent, for a total enrollment of 3,287, and UH West Oʻahu‘s enrollment increased by 17 students, or 2.1 percent, for a total of 820.

Enrollment at the university‘s seven community colleges stands at 23,242, which is just 3 students more than last spring. Hawaiʻi Community College and Kapiʻolani Community College posted the only increases of the seven campuses, and Kapiʻolani CC experienced the largest numerical and percentage increase of all campuses with 167 more students, or 2.5 percent, for a total enrollment of 6,911.

Hawaiʻi CC enrollment stands at 2,130 students, an increase of 32 or 1.5 percent compared to last spring; Honolulu CC has 3,803 students enrolled, 12 fewer than last spring or 0.3 percent; Kauaʻi CC has 953 students enrolled, 3 fewer than last spring or 0.3 percent; Leeward CC enrollment stands at 5,309, a decrease of 72 or 1.3 percent compared to a year ago; Maui CC registered 2,597 students, 46 fewer or 1.7 percent; and Windward CC registered 1,539 students, 63 fewer than a year ago, or 3.9 percent.

Separately, more than 27,000 registrations in non-credit programs are expected throughout the UH system.

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