Preliminary Opening Enrollment Figures Announced for UH Fall 2001 Semester

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Sep 26, 2001

Preliminary figures show that enrollment is up for all campuses within the University of Hawaiʻi system for the Fall 2001 semester compared to the Fall 2000 semester, with a total of 46,198 students enrolled. That is an increase of 3.6 percent from the Fall 2000 semester for a total of 1,611 more students.

"The business of higher education increases in demand when the economy falters," said UH President Evan Dobelle. "Before September 11, we had economic tremors so we are now planning for an even greater surge while most other businesses in Hawaiʻi decline."

The three baccalaureate campuses all showed increases from Fall 2000 with UH Manoa enrolling 17,601 students (2.6 percent increase), UH Hilo enrolling 2,912 students (1.4 percent increase), and UH West Oʻahu enrolling 733 (9.4 percent increase).

Almost 25,000 students are enrolled at UH community colleges, with an increase from last year‘s figures of 4.4 percent, or 1,056 students. Kauaʻi Community College has the greatest percentage gain in students of all campuses system wide with a 10.5 percent increase in enrollment from the Fall 2000 semester. After UH Manoa, Kapiʻolani, Leeward and Honolulu Community Colleges show the greatest numerical gain in students with 283, 276, and 244 more students respectively, as compared to the Fall 2000 semester.

"I think all campuses are getting the word out about the high quality instruction offered at very reasonable prices," Dobelle said. "The people of Hawaiʻi can rest assured that the University of Hawaiʻi will continue to provide an excellent education and facilities that are accessible and affordable for everyone."

It is expected that another 22,000 students will be enrolling in non-credit programs throughout the UH system, so enrollment could total more than 68,000.

(Note: a chart with specifics for each campus is available by contacting Kristen Cabral - 956-5039)