Good News for HS Graduates

Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) high school graduates are better prepared for college and are enrolling at four-year campuses at higher rates than ever before. Several indicators used to measure student readiness show that Hawai‘i’s students are reaching higher levels of achievement. While nationwide college enrollment for students has remained steady over the last few years at around 55 percent, the enrollment rate for four-year colleges has increased over four years, from 26 percent for the Class of 2011 to 32 percent for the Class of 2016. Remediation rates for both English and mathematics have also been steadily declining with each graduating class since the Class of 2011. This data shows that the collaboration between HIDOE and the University of Hawai‘i to provide opportunities for students to access and be successful in higher education is making a positive impact.