More of Hawai‘i’s Working Age Adults Have a College Degree

Good news! Updated data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Hawai‘i is moving towards our 55 by ’25 education goal. From 2015 to 2016, 5,863 more of Hawai‘i‘s working age adults (over the previous year) have a two- or four-year college degree, increasing our percentage to 44.3%, up from 43.7%. In addition, the University of Hawai‘i awarded over 11,400 degrees and certificates  in the 2016-17 school year. As we continue to move closer to our educational goal, Hawai‘i P-20 remains committed to supporting initiatives that will successfully prepare as many students for college and careers.