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IPEDS ID: 141574
OPE ID: 00161000
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University of Hawaii at Manoa
2500 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2217
General information:  (808) 956-8111
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  19,507 (14,126 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,534668
Research and public service28648
Total graduate assistants-1,290
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,170$1,212$1,246$1,2701.9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,279$10,029$10,218$13,28430.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,543$12,831$13,333$13,284-0.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$22,071$22,227$22,996$26,83216.7%
Off Campus$24,335$25,029$26,111$26,8322.8%
Off Campus with Family$11,574$11,972$12,544$13,3126.1%
On Campus$36,903$38,475$40,564$45,62412.5%
Off Campus$39,167$41,277$43,679$45,6244.5%
Off Campus with Family$26,406$28,220$30,112$32,1046.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$13,248
In-state fees$800
Out-of-state tuition$32,016
Out-of-state fees$800
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,54579%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,31867%$8,501,493$6,450
Federal grants54928%$2,577,739$4,695
Pell grants54928%$2,376,208$4,328
Other federal grants1065%$201,531$1,901
State/local government grant or scholarships1658%$423,726$2,568
Institutional grants or scholarships1,19161%$5,500,028$4,618
Student loan aid71637%$4,713,230$6,583
Federal student loans70536%$4,140,408$5,873
Other student loans563%$572,822$10,229
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid18,10456%$61,394,419$7,576
Pell grants4,37230%$17,898,249$4,094
Federal student loans5,43237%$38,685,590$7,122
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$11,546$11,345$12,163
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$6,867$7,363$7,506
$30,001 – $48,000$8,902$9,373$9,879
$48,001 – $75,000$12,157$12,294$12,553
$75,001 – $110,000$14,963$15,120$14,793
$110,001 and more$17,183$16,969$17,416
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment19,507
Undergraduate enrollment14,126
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,696
Graduate enrollment5,381
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 83%
Part-time: 17%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 39%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 4%
White: 18%
Two or more races: 25%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 82%
25 and over: 18%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 64%
Out-of-state: 33%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 52%
Part-time: 48%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 11%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 85%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants7,5322,9224,557
Percent admitted79%76%81%
Percent admitted who enrolled31%34%29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading480580
SAT Math500610
SAT Writing470570
ACT Composite2025
ACT English2025
ACT Math2026
ACT Writing78
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 79%
Part-time students: 66%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 46 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 56%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 17%
6-year: 56%
8-year: 61%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 20%
6-year: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 52%
Female: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 24%
Hispanic/Latino: 44%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 48%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 57%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 29%
Non-resident alien: 58%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Animal Sciences, General154--
Food Science-2--
Horticultural Science--0-
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management7---
Plant Sciences, Other1---
Soil Sciences, Other951-
Category total32111-
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-220-
Environmental Design/Architecture10---
Category total102227-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies328--
American/United States Studies/Civilization952-
Asian Studies/Civilization1415--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other7---
Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies17--
Women's Studies13---
Category total76352-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General101---
Biomedical Sciences, General-12-
Botany/Plant Biology427-
Botany/Plant Biology, Other0---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology1429-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography37---
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-02-
Microbiology, General2333-
Physiology, General-20-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-11-
Reproductive Biology-71-
Zoology/Animal Biology1282-
Category total1962831-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General89141d--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies37---
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other-19--
Finance, General118---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General3850d--
International Business/Trade/Commerce64-4-
Management Information Systems, General30---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General110---
Tourism and Travel Services Management875--
Category total682235d4-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects61---
Category total61---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other--3-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric12611--
Category total149113-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General18---
Computer Science346d1-
Category total526d1-
Curriculum and Instruction-52d--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching250--
Education, General--23-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-32--
Educational/Instructional Technology-23--
Elementary Education and Teaching97---
Secondary Education and Teaching42--36
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-4--
Special Education and Teaching, General3820-30
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-34--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor37273-
Category total239192d2666
Agricultural Engineering5155-
Civil Engineering, General57172-
Computer Engineering, General16---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5673-
Mechanical Engineering45130-
Ocean Engineering-93-
Category total1796113-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General94137-
Category total94137-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General23---
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other83---
Human Nutrition--1-
Category total106-1-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature1910-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General5---
Filipino/Tagalog Language and Literature6---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other317--
French Language and Literature72--
German Language and Literature8---
Japanese Language and Literature4250-
Korean Language and Literature13108-
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other--0-
Russian Language and Literature4---
Spanish Language and Literature164--
Category total1513514-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist4---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General012--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist18---
Nursing Practice--1-
Nursing Science--5-
Public Health, General-301-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse260d74d0d-
Category total282d116d69d-
History, General4639-
Category total4639-
Legal Professions and Studies
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-19--
Category total-19100-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies92---
Category total92---
Library Science
Library and Information Science-42d--
Category total-42d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General2382-
Category total2382-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Nutrition Sciences2910--
Category total2910--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science10---
Natural Resources Management and Policy28142-
Category total38142-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science5820d--
Category total5820d--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies153--
Category total2943-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2222-
Geology/Earth Science, General765-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-77-
Physics, General692-
Category total373025-
Educational Psychology-73-
Psychology, General202815-
Category total2021518-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-27--
Social Work3998d2-
Category total39125d2-
Social Sciences
Economics, General6672-
Political Science and Government, General8978-
Category total3183623-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-0--
Art/Art Studies, General1174--
Dance, General75--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General12110-
Music, General2210d1-
Category total15830d1-
Grand total3,3781,12138466
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 622
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 107
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 124
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 52
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $7,698
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $11,068
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $7,048
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $13,667
Full-time students: 82%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined97
Beach Volleyball17
Swimming and Diving3336
Water Polo22
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission4/30/1955 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1976 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)4/1/1956 - 12/31/2008Resigned
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program4/1/1967 - 12/31/2008Resigned
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1974 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)7/27/1963 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1972 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs7/1/1987 - 12/31/2006Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs7/1/1987 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/21/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels(!)10/7/2014 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language4/1/2006 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health1/26/1965 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1966 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1967 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/20/2001 -  Accredited
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Counseling and Student Development Center
3/27/1991 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations002
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations002
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible12118
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault16115
Motor vehicle theft161949
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible694
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault1030
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate3.5%5.1%4.4%
Number in default109137102
Number in repayment3,0782,6392,278
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