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Native Hawaiian Data

 ʻO ke kahua ma mua, ma hope ke kūkulu.

Sharing our numbers


Our office’s kuleana is focused on strategically implementing – in partnership with our campus and communities – the recommendations from the Native Hawaiian reports dating as far back as 1986. Data helps us get there.

Please share your feedback with us regarding this and other pages on our website using our NHPoL Feedback Form.

Native Hawaiian Student Report

To view the most recent Native Hawaiian Student Report, visit the Mānoa Institutional Research Office website and navigate to "Native Hawaiian Student Report" Analysis Brief to explore data on our progress.


In Fall 2023, 662 Native Hawaiian students enrolled in a STEM major, making up 11% of the STEM majors at UH Mānoa. 


In fall 2023, majority of Native Hawaiian students are Oʻahu residents. The percentage of Native Hawaiians from each island are as follows: 

  • Oʻahu: 69% 
  • Hawaiʻi: 8% 
  • Maui: 5% 
  • Kauaʻi: 2% 
  • Molokaʻi: 1% 
  • Lānaʻi: < 0.1% 

In addition, about 15% of Native Hawaiian students are residents from the U.S. mainland. 

Success Pathway

Overall, Native Hawaiian full-time transfer-freshmen, transfer-sophomores, and transfer-juniors took less time to graduate compared to their non-Hawaiian counterparts. 

It is also noteworthy that transfer-seniors in both groups (Native Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian) took longer to graduate compared to a decade ago. 

Data & The Native Hawaiian Reports

Our university data is shaped by the four key areas in the NH reports: NH student success, staff and faculty development, NH environments, and NH community engagement. We thank the many people who have worked tirelessly on the creation and implementation of the goals and recommendations from these documents. Our goal is that the data we provide helps inform UH Mānoa about where we are and where we want to go as we strive to become a NH place of learning.

NH Student Success

Goals: Native Hawaiian students are holistically supported from recruitment through post-graduation.

Best practices are gleaned from efforts to support Native Hawaiian students and are applied to student success strategies for all students across the campus.

Native Hawaiian Environments

Goal: UH Mānoa campus is a physical, cultural, spiritual, and interactive environment that exemplifies the values of ‘ohana and community, mālama ‘āina, and kuleana; thereby, perpetuating Native Hawaiian values, culture, language, traditions, and customs.

Community Engagement

Goal: UH Mānoa and Native Hawaiian communities are consistently connected and engaged in order that there can be reciprocal teaching and learning for positive impact throughout Hawai‘i.

Staff & Faculty Development

Goals: Native Hawaiian staff and faculty are holistically supported from recruitment through promotion and leadership development in every unit across the campus.

All staff and faculty at UH Mānoa are more knowledgeable and culturally rooted in Mānoa and Hawai‘i.

Measuring Our Progress: Our Data Story

In order for us to measure our progress based on the four areas listed above and the dozens of recommendations under each area, we look to various forms of data related to each recommendation. At this time, much of the data does not yet exist because tools have not been created to collect it. We definitely have our work cut out for us!

For now, we focus our attention on student data because:

  • Of the four focus areas, this is the area in which UH Mānoa has the most information.
  • Everyone wants to know how students are doing.

Previous Reports

To see NH student data from 2019 view the 2019 NH Student Data Report (PDF).

To see NH student data from 2020 view the 2020 Student Data Report (PDF).

To see the NH Student data from 2021 view the 2021 Student Data Report (PDF)

To see the most recent NH student data report from UH Mānoa visit the Mānoa Institutional Research Office Analysis Brief

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