Next Steps to Your Future Launched for Class of 2020

Next Steps to Your Future Launched for Class of 2020

The “Next Steps to Your Future” initiative is reaching out to 10,000 graduating high school seniors to engage students in transitioning to post-high plans for career. The initiative connects soon-to-be-graduates to postsecondary education, training and or employment through free summer advising and UHCC Summer Exploration classes.

COVID-19 Hawai‘i College Admission Updates

COVID-19 Hawai‘i College Admission Updates

There are many changes happening related to college admissions in Hawai‘i. University of Hawai‘i is extending their Fall 2020 application deadlines to August 1. Read more

More Hawai‘i Residents Hold a College Degree

More Hawai‘i Residents Hold a College Degree

Hawaiʻi continues to make progress toward its goal of having 55 percent of working age adults (ages 25-64) with a two-or four-year college degree by the year 2025 to meet the stateʻs workforce needs of the future. The current percent of college degree holders in Hawai‘i is 46.3%, up 1.4 percent from 2017.

More Students Graduate with Honors

More Students Graduate with Honors

Hawai‘i P-20’s latest College and Career Readiness Indicators Report (CCRI) for the Class of 2018 shows that more than one fourth of the graduates statewide earned a Hawaii State Department of Education’s (DOE) Honors Recognition Certificate, completing a rigorous course of study to prepare them for college and career.

College is Within Reach

College is Within Reach

Schools are encouraging more seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As of June 28, the statewide FAFSA completion rate was 62% – an increase of two percentage points over the previous year.

Statewide FAFSA Rates Are Increasing

Statewide FAFSA Rates Are Increasing

Schools are encouraging more seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As of June 28, the statewide FAFSA completion rate was 62% – an increase of two percentage points over the previous year.

UH Awarded $39M Gear Up Grant

UH Awarded $39M Gear Up Grant

The University of Hawaiʻi was awarded more than $39 million in federal grants to help increase the number of low-income middle and high school students statewide who succeed in college through GEAR UP, the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs from the U.S. Department of Education.

Student Achievement Rising

Student Achievement Rising

Hawai‘i P-20’s latest College and Career Readiness Indicators Report (CCRI) for the Class of 2017 shows that programs and policies designed to boost student achievement and strengthen successful transitions between high school, college and career are continuing to prove effective.

More of Hawai‘i’s Working Age Adults Have a College Degree

More of Hawai‘i’s Working Age Adults Have a College Degree

Good news! Updated data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Hawai‘i is moving towards our 55 by ’25 education goal. From 2015 to 2016, 5,863 more of Hawai‘i‘s working age adults (over the previous year) have a two- or four-year college degree, increasing our percentage to 44.3%, up from 43.7%.

Early College Offerings Skyrocket

Early College Offerings Skyrocket

High school students in Hawaiʻi are earning college credits at rapidly rising rates thanks to a collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi Department of Education called Early College, which offers the opportunity for students to take college courses at their high school and earn credit toward their high school graduation and college degree.