UH Manoa wins national award for increase in four-year graduation rate

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dan Meisenzahl, (808) 348-4936
Director, Spokesman, UH Communications
Posted: Nov 13, 2017

Link to video: http://bit.ly/2zGqHRF
(90 seconds of various shots of campus and graduation)

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has received national recognition for its successful efforts in increasing its four-year graduation rate. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) presented UH Mānoa with the 2017 Project Degree Completion Award on November 12 at a meeting in Washington, D.C.

The award honors institutions using innovative strategies or programs to increase retention and graduation. An initiative launched in 2007 by UH Mānoa led to an 84 percent increase in the four-year graduation rate from 2010 to 2016. During that period, the graduation rate for first-time, full-time students went from 17.5 percent to a record high 32 percent.

See the full UH News story at http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2017/11/13/uh-manoa-wins-aplu-award/.