UH sees dip in enrollment as graduation rates, number of first-year students rise

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Published: Oct. 20, 2022 at 7:29 AM HST|Updated: Oct. 20, 2022 at 8:45 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii said enrollment at its 10-campus system fell this year.

Currently, there are 48,000 students — that’s down by about 3% from last year.

UH said part of the reason enrollment fell is because of record high on-time graduation rates at seven of its campuses.

This is putting more focus on student recruitment and retention.

While overall enrollment was down, UH said its Manoa campus is doing well at attracting new students. This year, they had the largest-ever freshman class of 3,100 — up nearly 6% from last year.