Sharp climb in Filipino graduation rates at University of Hawaii
HONOLULU — The four-year graduation rates for Native Hawaiian and Filipino students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are at record highs, according to a university news release.
From 2010 to 2018, the four-year graduation rates for first-time freshmen increased from 10.3 percent to 32.3 percent for Native Hawaiian students, and from 13.8 percent to 37.7 percent for Filipino students.
The overall four-year graduation rate at UH Mānoa is now at an all-time high of 35.2 percent in 2018, a 1.2 percent increase from the record set in 2017 and 17.4 percent increase from 2010.
“We are, of course, very proud of the steady climb of our overall four-year graduation rate and are confident that it will continue,” stated UH President and UH Mānoa Interim Chancellor David Lassner.
“We are most proud of the graduation rate increase among Native Hawaiians and Filipinos. These two ethnic groups were long ago identified as underserved when it comes to higher education and we have worked hard to increase their enrollment and college success.”
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