University of Hawaii system reaches record high enrollment

HONOLULU (AP) - Enrollment in the 10-school University of Hawaii system has reached a record high of 60,231. University officials said Thursday that the fall figure surpasses fall 2009's record enrollment of 58,157 by 3.6 percent. They say it's the third year in a row that the system's fall opening enrollment has experienced an increase after remaining at around 50,000 for five years.

UH Vice President for Academic Planning and Policy Linda Johnsrud says the record high enrollment is a sign that people understand that higher education is a good investment, especially in these economic times.

All of the schools recorded enrollment increases, except for UH-Manoa, which saw its enrollment decline 223 students to 20,137.

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