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UH-Hilo, Hawai’i CC Enrollment Down

October 14, 2015, 3:50 PM HST
* Updated October 14, 3:55 PM
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Both the University of Hawai’i at Hilo and Hawai’i Community College saw a decline in enrollment during the Fall 2015 semester.

The University of Hawai’i System Institutional Research & Analysis Office recently released numbers of the 2015 enrollment, showing UH-Hilo and Hawai’i CC down 2.4 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively, from the last Fall’s numbers.

UH-Hilo saw its last boost in enrollment in 2012, when the school just barely made an increase in enrollment by 0.4 percent in Fall 2014.

Hawai’i CC last saw an increase in enrollment in 2011 by 2.7 percent after rising steadily from 2007 to 2010.

Fall 2015’s enrollment at UH-Hilo was 3,829, a drop of 95 students from the 3,924 enrolled in Fall 2014, while Hawai’i CC saw a drop of 99 students from the 3,186 students enrolled the year prior.

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The only UH System school that saw an increase in Fall 2015 enrollment was Honolulu Community College with an increase of 4.4 percent, up to 4,328 students from 4,144 enrolled during the same semester last year.

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Maui College saw the highest fall in numbers, dropping 5.7 percent in enrollment rate to 3,593 students, down from 3,809 during Fall 2014.

At the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, the system’s main campus, a 3.3 percent decline was seen in its Fall 2015 enrollment numbers with 18,885 students enrolled. The percentage represents a drop in enrollment of 642 students, compared to last year’s enrollment.

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