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UH-Manoa six-year graduation rate rises to 57%

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MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The University of Hawaii at Manoa has seen an increase in the number of undergraduate students completing their degree in six years, officials said Tuesday.

The six-year graduation rate now stands at 57.1 percent, from 48.6 percent in 2010.

Meanwhile, 27.9 percent of undergraduates complete their degrees in four years; the four-year graduation rate stood at 17.5 percent in 2010.

"The improvement in graduation rates is a significant achievement due to the passionate, collaborative effort of many. The entire campus should celebrate,” said UH Manoa Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman, in a news release.

The graduation rate trumps other UH four-year campuses.

UH-Hilo’s six-year graduation rate was 36.4 percent in 2013; the six-year graduation rate was 25 percent at UH-West Oahu.

Meanwhile, Hawaii Pacific University’s six-year graduation rate was 39.6 percent in 2013, the latest year for which statistics are available. The six-year graduation rate at Chaminade University was 38 percent.

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