UH Hilo enrollment reaches all-time high

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Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Enrollment at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo reached a new high for Fall 2011. Preliminary opening credit enrollment figures from the University of Hawaiʻi System show UH Hilo’s enrollment grew by 64 students or 1.6% to 4,149 compared to 4,085 a year ago.

“We attribute the increases to our dedicated and hardworking UH Hilo faculty and staff, especially our Admissions personnel,” said Chancellor Donald Straney.

While no single ethnic group constitutes a majority at UH Hilo, the University continues to attract a sizeable number of students of Native Hawaiian ancestry, which totals 932 or 22.4%. A couple of familiar trends are once again represented in this year’s enrollment with females comprising 59% of the overall student body, while males account for just over 40%. Meanwhile, 7 out of every 10 students come from Hawaiʻi, while the other 30% come from out of state.


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