Time to Degree

Time-to-Degree (or Time-to-Completion) measures the length of time students take to finish a degree. At the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, undergraduate Time-to-Degree is reported separately for first-time full-time students and transfer students. Click on the following Analysis Brief to learn more about how Undergraduate Time-to-Degree is calculated and get multiple years of Time-to-Degree statistics for first-time and transfer undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Time-to-Degree Brief

First-time Full-Time Freshmen

At University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, time-to-degree for undergraduate students in general and for different types of student populations are only examined among degrees awarded to students who started as first-time full-time freshmen. This is because transfer students bring in different numbers of transfer credits, so they are not included to allow for a more reliable apple-to-apple comparison across years.

First-time full-time Freshmen

By Gender      Female    Male

By Geography     State of Hawaii     US Mainland     International

By Race & Ethnicity

Race Ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino N/A
Black or African American N/A
White N/A
Asian Japanese    Chinese     Filipino    Korean     Vietnamese     Mixed Asian
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Native Hawaiian or Part-Hawn
Multiracial N/A
Note 1: In race, American Indians and Alaska Natives are not reported due to the small sample size. 

Note 2: In ethnicity for Asian, Thai, Laotian, Asian Indian, and Other Asian are not reported due to small sample sizes.

Note 3: In ethnicity for Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, Guamanian or Chamorro, Micronesian, Samoan, Tongan, Other Pacific Islander, and Mixed Pacific Islander are not reported due to small sample sizes.

Transfer Students

According to the number of credits transferred in, transfer students’ time-to-degree is tracked at different educational levels. Transfers whose first semester’s course load status is full-time or part-time are also separated to allow comparable statistics.


Full-time Transfer Freshmen Full-time Transfer Sophomores Full-time Transfer Juniors Full-time Transfer Seniors
Part-time Transfer Freshmen Part-time Transfer Sophomores Part-time Transfer Juniors Part-time Transfer Seniors