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University of Hawaii enrollment reaches record

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:04 a.m. HST, Sep 06, 2012

Enrollment across the University of Hawaii system has reached a record high.

The university said Wednesday fall 2012 opening enrollment reached 60,633 students. That number surpasses the fall 2011 record by 114 students.

University officials say enrollment has increased for a sixth straight year and has grown by 21 percent since 2006.

The newest campus in Kapolei welcomed about 2,000 students, a 19 percent gain over last year.

Enrollment at the flagship Manoa campus remained about the same. The Hilo campus increased slightly by 23 students to nearly 4,200.

Overall enrollment at the seven community colleges decreased slightly by 240 students to a little more than 34,100.

Kauai, Leeward and Windward community colleges saw increases while Maui College along with Hawaii, Honolulu and Kapiolani community colleges saw decreased enrollment.

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Highinthesierras wrote:
No jobs, so stay in school. Logical, but, with less than 50% of college graduates able to find jobs all the kids may get is more debt and still be living in the room they grew up in. Forward?
on September 6,2012 | 05:32AM
allie wrote:
yes, we are crowded up here...some facilities are not good
on September 6,2012 | 12:09PM
967TREE4 wrote:
This is an easy accomplishment when illegal immigrants are allowed into Hawaii and eventually into our school systems.
on September 6,2012 | 02:21PM
NotNasti wrote:
Kinda racist . . . but given your zip code, not surprising.
on September 6,2012 | 04:28PM
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