UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I AT HILO UH Hilo – Comprehensive University: bachelor degrees, select graduate degrees, and professional programs; emphasis on applied.
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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I AT HILO UH Hilo – Comprehensive University: bachelor degrees, select graduate degrees, and professional programs; emphasis on applied research; a cost effective state university in preparing professionals to enter the workforce
MISSION and ROLE State’s comprehensive primarily baccalaureate university offering professional programs based on a liberal arts foundation and selected graduate degrees Commitment to meet the social, economic and workforce needs of the Big Island and the State of Hawaii
MISSION and ROLE Gateway for Hawaii’s first generation students (68%) to receive acollege degree and enter the workforce Integrate our island’s natural and cultural learning laboratory in our teaching and research
Fall 20033,340 Enrollment Residents2,252 Non-Residents 404 International Students340 CAMPUS PROFILE
ENROLLMENT INCREASE Enrollment Has Doubled Between 1987 and the Present
UH Hilo’s uniqueness is captured in Hawai`i County’s social indices. Hawai`i County is the most ethnically and culturally diverse county in the United States, and is dramatically different from the other counties in the State: highest unemployment rate and highest percentage of persons in poverty Lowest per capita income and lowest median household income highest percentage of “ice use” increased rate of domestic violence majority of our island school population are students from families near the poverty level 58 percent of UH Hilo students, the highest percentage in the UH system, receive federal financial aid
Excellence in liberal arts, professional and agricultural programs A vibrant college town with an enriched campus life Leadership in studies of Hawaiian, East Asian Pacific and indigenous cultures and the tropical environment Creating and Implementing Strategies - Strategic Plan UH HILO IS...
Active scholarship and learning in research, internships and community service Commitment to community development UH HILO IS... Creating and Implementing Strategies - Strategic Plan
UH HILO’S ULTIMATE GOALS Recognition and promotion as the state’s comprehensive university To achieve full capacity as a comprehensive university of 5,000 students
Build Infrastructure Continue Growth and Development UH HILO WOULD LIKE TO...
Priority 1:MA in Counseling Psychology$369,089 Priority 2:MA in U.S.–China Relations$151,000 Priority 3:North Hawaii Education and$202,500 Research Center Priority 4:Critical Public Safety and$781,000 Facilities Maintenance Priority 5:Title IX Compliance by 2008 and $925,000 NCAA Requirements by 2005 FY 2004-2005 Summary of Top Priority Needs UH HILO WOULD LIKE TO...
Priority 6:Increase Hawai`i Resident Enrollment$353,250 Priority 7:Enhance Opportunities and Increase $304,000 Increase Access to Higher Education Priority 8:Research and Graduate Studies$397,596 Priority 9:Sustainable Business Growth and$327,000 Workforce Training Priority 10:Critical Need for Licensed Teachers $550,000 in our Community Total$4,360,435 FY 2004-2005 Summary of Top Priority Needs UH HILO WOULD LIKE TO...
WHAT DOES IT COST? To achieve full capacity as a comprehensive university, UH Hilo needs an investment of $5 million dollars.
WHAT DOES IT COST? An investment of $5 million dollars will enable us to Sustain the steady enrollment growth achieved over the years Continue the increase in our research awards Grow, develop and implement our priority PCR’s
SOURCES OF FUNDING UH Hilo is also working on ways to help ourselves: Assessing students a technology fee, lab fees, and field/excursion fee Exploring a tuition fee structure Increasing grants and awards Increasing private fundraising