University of Hawaii reports promising graduation, retention rates

University of Hawaii reports promising graduation, retention rates
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Graduation rates are up at most University of Hawaii campuses this semester.

That’s according to new data out from the UH system.

At the Manoa campus, the on-time graduation rate is at a record high of 37%, an increase of half a percent from the year before.

At UH West Oahu, the 4-year graduation rate jumped nearly 6%, up to just over 19%.

The University system says there was a slight decline in student retention at some campuses, but it held steady overall despite the pandemic.

“The continuing improvement in UH graduation rates, even in the face of the COVID-19 disruptions in the last academic year, is a credit to the work of our dedicated faculty, staff and leaders,” said UH President David Lassner. “More than a decade ago, administrators at the system and campus levels made this a priority and began to identify and remove barriers to timely graduation, and that work continues.”

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