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UHMC 2011 Spring Enrollment up 5.2%

January 28, 2011, 7:14 AM HST
* Updated January 31, 6:21 AM
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The University of Hawaii Maui College Campus recorded a 5.2 percent increase in enrollment in the 2011 Spring Semester.  That’s an increase of 212 students over the same period last year.  Total enrollment at UHMC is 4,290.

Statewide, the University of Hawaii System recorded a record high of 56,716 students for the 2011 Spring Semester.  That’s the highest Spring enrollment in the University’s history.  UH officials say spring enrollment increased for a fourth consecutive year, up 22.5% since 2007.

“The University of Hawai‘i is committed to increasing educational attainment in the state, and enrollment is the first step,” said Linda Johnsrud, UH executive vice president for academic affairs/provost. “Now our job is to support the success of these students in order to meet the goal of the Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative to significantly increase the number of college graduates by 2015,” said Johnsrud.

Spring enrollments increased at seven of the 10 UH campuses ranging from 1.1 to 9.8 percent, while UH Mānoa, Honolulu and Kaua‘i Community Colleges posted slight decreases.

The largest numerical gain of students in the UH system was recorded by Hawai‘i Community College, which has 301 more students than last year. Meantime, the UH West O‘ahu campus boasts the largest percentage growth in enrollment at 9.8 percent.

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The flagship UH Mānoa campus on Oahu posted a slight decrease of .2 percent, or 44 students, from Spring 2010, for a total enrollment of 19,242 students.  UH Hilo’s opening spring enrollment increased to 3,961 students, a 2.5 percent gain (97 students) over last spring, while UH West Oahu’s enrollment is at 1,403 students, an increase of 9.8 percent (125 students) from the previous year.

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Enrollment at the UH Community Colleges rose to 32,110, an increase of 777 students, or 2.5 percent above spring 2010. Specific figures for the community college campuses are:

  • Hawaii Community College stands at 3,553 students, an increase of 9.3 percent or 301 students;
  • Honolulu Community College has 4,333 students, a 3.6 percent decrease or 161 students;
  • Kapi‘olani Community College enrolled 8,878 students, a gain of 96 or 1.1 percent;
  • Kauai Community College registered 1,330 students, a slight decrease of 1.2 percent or 16 students;
  • Leeward Community College has 7,263 students enrolled, an increase of 187 students or 2.6 percent;
  • UH Maui College registered 4,290 students, a gain of 212 or 5.2 percent; and
  • Windward Community College recorded 2,463 students, a gain of 158 or 6.9 percent.

UH officials say more than 20,000 registrations in non-credit programs are also expected throughout the UH system.

(Posted by Wendy Osher, supporting information courtesy the University of Hawaii)

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