University of Hawaiʻi system enrollment up 1st time in a decade
HONOLULU — The number of students enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi's 10 campuses increased this fall for the first time in a decade.
The school's flagship Mānoa campus led the way with a 6% increase. The university's first-year class is its largest ever — 2,939. Overall, the institution's enrollment is the highest its been since 2014.
Enrollment at the Hilo campus is up 2.5%. Leeward Community College and Windward Community College posted gains of 0.8% and 3.8%, respectively.
Overall enrollment at UH’s seven community colleges, however, is down 3.2%.
Mānoa enrollment, officials said, was up in nearly every category including resident, continental U.S, transfer and international students.
UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno credited the university for spreading the word about the benefits of a Mānoa education.
The perception that Hawaiʻi, and the Mānoa campus in particular, have managed the coronavirus pandemic better than most places may have played a role, he said.