Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative

For more information on the Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative (HGI) and 15 to Finish, go over to their blog: Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative

The Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative (HGI) is a system-wide strategic initiative endorsed by the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents that focuses on increasing the number of educated citizens within the state. HGI’s award winning strategies reflect the University’s commitment to support increased student participation and completion, particularly for Native Hawaiians and students from underserved populations and regions, and to expand workforce development opportunities across the state.

This page is designed to inform the community on how we are measuring our progress towards these goals.

Measuring Our Progress & Success

There are 5 reports produced to help us measure our progress and each of these serve as a different means of achieving our goal.

  • Campus Scorecards-Overall
  • Campus Scorecards-Native Hawaiian Students
  • Dashboards-Graduation and Success
  • Performance Funding Model
  • Strategic Directions Measures

Found within these reports are common metrics in various groups:

  • Monitoring Strategic Directions
    • Improving Graduation Rates
      • All students
      • Native Hawaiian
      • PELL Recipient
      • STEM Majors
    • Improving Retention Rates
    • Transfer in from UH Community College / Transfer out to UH 4-Year
    • Closing Enrollment to Degree Gap
    • Student Achievement Measures
  • Restructuring to Accelerate Success
    • Alleviating the Financial Barrier
      • Tuition & Fees as Percentage of Median Household Income
      • Average Unmet Need
      • Average Total Debt per Undergraduate Completer
    • Improving Delivery for On-Time Graduation
      • First-time, Full-time Freshmen with 6 or More Credits at Entry
      • Freshmen Completing at Least 30 Credit Hours Within 1st Academic Year
      • Students Completing College Level English & Math Within 1st Academic Year
      • Freshmen with a Declared Major by Start of 2nd Year
      • Retention Rate of Freshmen to Sophomore Year
      • % of Undergrads Taking 15 Credits or More
      • Reducing the number of credits student take to complete their degree
      • No. of Students who Earned Dual Credits
      • % of DL Credits Taken by Undergrad Degree Seeking Students
      • % of Credits Taken During Summer by Undergrad Degree Seeking Students

How were these metrics chosen?

Many of the metrics chosen are outcome measure to gauge how well the University is doing; However, a few of the metrics are leading indicators of student success meaning students who meet these criteria have been shown to perform better and graduate on-time.

  • First-time, Full-time Freshmen with 6 or More Credits at Entry
  • Freshmen Completing at Least 30 Credit Hours Within 1st Academic Year
  • Students Completing College Level English & Math Within 1st Academic Year
  • Freshmen with a Declared Major by Start of 2nd Year
  • Retention Rate of Freshmen to Sophomore Year

 

For example: First-Time Freshmen Students a UH Mānoa

Completed College Level Math & English in 1st AY Graduation Rates
TOTAL (Includes both Full-time and Part-time students)
as % of subcohort
Grad in 4yrs Grad in 5yrs Grad in 6yrs
Fall 2007 Cohort 18.00% 43.30% 55.80%
Fall 2008 Cohort 19.30% 44.60% 55.30%
Fall 2009 Cohort 20.90% 47.70% 56.60%
Fall 2010 Cohort 24.40% 49.80% 57.50%
Fall 2011 Cohort 27.40% 52.00% 59.00%
Fall 2012 Cohort 31.50% 52.00%
Fall 2013 Cohort 33.50%
Fall 2014 Cohort
Completed College Level Math & English in 1st AY as % of subcohort
Grad in 4yrs Grad in 5yrs Grad in 6yrs
Fall 2007 Cohort 25.40% 57.90% 72.50%
Fall 2008 Cohort 23.90% 54.70% 66.00%
Fall 2009 Cohort 25.10% 55.80% 66.60%
Fall 2010 Cohort 27.80% 57.20% 66.30%
Fall 2011 Cohort 34.70% 62.90% 70.40%
Fall 2012 Cohort 37.70% 61.60%
Fall 2013 Cohort 40.40%
Fall 2014 Cohort
Did Not Complete College Level Math & English in 1st AY as % of subcohort
Grad in 4yrs Grad in 5yrs Grad in 6yrs
Fall 2007 Cohort 12.30% 31.90% 42.70%
Fall 2008 Cohort 14.60% 34.00% 44.10%
Fall 2009 Cohort 16.70% 39.60% 46.60%
Fall 2010 Cohort 20.40% 41.00% 47.00%
Fall 2011 Cohort 19.30% 40.20% 46.60%
Fall 2012 Cohort 23.80% 40.30%
Fall 2013 Cohort 24.10%
Fall 2014 Cohort