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 Manoa are predominantly Asian with a sizeable Multiracial population. The school has very high racial diversity. 83% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

University of Hawaii at Manoa 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 Manoa students
Race Percent of Students
White 17%
Black 1%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 40%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 3%
Two or more races 25%
International 3%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 36% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Hawaii at Manoa with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UH at Manoa has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Hawaii at Manoa students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for University of Hawaii at Manoa students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,502
Women 10,208

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

UH at Manoa serves a low number of students outside of Hawaii, with 61 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Hawaii at Manoa students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 61%
Out of State 36%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$71,646 per year

28% 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 17.9%
Part time Undergrads 15.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141574 IPEDS survey data for University of Hawaii at Manoa.

UH at Manoa Campus