Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UH at Hilo are predominantly Multiracial with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 78% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

University of Hawaii at Hilo has been designated as an Alaskan Native- or Native Hawaiian-Serving Institution (ANNHI) and is eligible for federal grants enabling institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of University of Hawaii at Hilo students
Race Percent of Students
White 22%
Black 1%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 17%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 11%
Two or more races 31%
International 4%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 85% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UH at Hilo has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Hawaii at Hilo students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for University of Hawaii at Hilo students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,194
Women 2,212

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

UH at Hilo serves a low number of students outside of Hawaii, with 70 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Hawaii at Hilo students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 70%
Out of State 27%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,308 per year

49% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 26.8%
Part time Undergrads 18.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141565 IPEDS survey data for University of Hawaii at Hilo.

UH at Hilo Campus