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University of Hawai‘i Graduate Median Wages

Published: November 2021
Sectors: Postsecondary Workforce

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Exclusions: Majors with less than 10 graduates during academic years 2010-2011 to 2014-2015 are excluded from this analysis. Majors with 10 or more graduates but less than 10 found working in Year 1 – Year 5 after graduation are also excluded.
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Cohort Definition

The cohort for this metric includes University of Hawai‘i degree and certificate earners from academic year 2010-2011 through 2014-2015. Graduates who earned higher level awards prior to Fall 2010 are excluded from the cohort.

Metric Detail

This metric shows the median annual wage of the cohort who were found in Hawai‘i workforce 1 to 5 years after graduation, by UH campus, major, and degreelevel, or statewide by CIP codes and degree level. Median wage is calculated for graduates found in Hawai‘i’s unemployment insurance wage data who did not subsequently earn a higher level award from UH.

Chart Notes

Median wage of $0 may represent suppressed data. Wages are suppressed if the number of graduates found working each year is less than 10.

Details

This chart shows what percent of the graduates were tracked after graduation. Students were tracked for each one year time frame after graduation and categorized in the following order (categories are mutually exclusive): 1) student subsequently earned a higher level award from any UH campus, 2) student enrolled at any UH campus during that year, or 3) student was found working in Hawai‘i’s UI wage data. Only the students in the “Found Working” category were included in the median wage calculation.

Students not tracked in Y1-Y5 after graduation may be missing for the following reasons: enrollment at a non-UH postsecondary, employed by the federal government, employed out of state, self-employed, employed by an organization that does not contribute to Hawai‘i’s unemployment insurance, or working less than all 4 quarters (if Found Working: “All 4 Quarters” filter selected).

University of Hawai‘i graduates median wage – Metric Logic
Cohort Definition

The cohort for this metric includes University of Hawai‘i degree and certificate earners from academic year 2010-2011 through 2014-2015. Graduates who earned higher level awards prior to Fall 2010 are excluded from the cohort.

Metric Detail

This metric shows the median annual wage of the cohort who were found in Hawai‘i’s workforce 1 to 5 years after graduation, by UH campus, degree level, and major, or statewide by Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes and degree level. Annual wages are constant 2020 dollars (CPI_U used to adjust wage amount).

Graduates were included in this analysis if they:
  • Were found in Hawai‘i’s unemployment insurance (UI) wage data in years 1-5 after earning a degree or certificate.
    • Students are considered to be “found working” in a quarter if they had a UI record with wage amount of at least $1.
    • Note, UI wage data does not include information for workers who are employed by the federal government, employed out of state, self-employed, or employed by an organization that does not contribute to Hawai‘i’s unemployment insurance.
  • Did not subsequently earn a higher level award
  • If Found Working=”All 4 Quarters”, then found working in all four quarters during each year after graduation.
  • If Found Working=”At Any Time”, then found working in at least 1 quarter during each year after graduation.
  • If Found Working=”3 or 4 Quarters and Minimum Wage or Higher”, then found working in at least 3 quarters during the year and total wages for the year was equal to or greater than full-time equivalent wage at state minimum wage for the year period. Full-time equivalent wage is determined by multiplying the minimum wage per hour by 520 hours per calendar quarter.

The one year period after an award was earned starts in the next full calendar quarter after the graduating term. For example:

Graduation TermQtr 1Qtr 2Qtr 3Qtr 4
Fall 2010 (Dec 2010)Jan – Mar 2011Apr – Jun 2011Jul – Sep 2011Oct – Dec 2011
Spring 2011 (May 2011)Jul – Sep 2011Oct – Dec 2011Jan – Mar 2012Apr – Jun 2012
Summer 2011 (Aug 2011)Oct – Dec 2011Jan – Mar 2012Apr – Jun 2012Jul – Sep 2012

Graduates who earned more than one degree or certificate during 2010-2011 to 2014-2015 may be counted as a graduate more than once, in each combination of UH campus, degree level, and major. Graduates are included in the median wage calculation based on whether the award is the highest level earned as of that reporting time period.

Example 1:

A student who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UH Manoa would be included in the median wage calculation for each major. However, if the Major filter = “All Majors” the student would only be counted once for all Bachelor’s degree earners at UH Manoa.

Example 2:

A student who earned awards at multiple degree levels would be included in the median wage calculation for the lower level award until a higher level award is earned. Once a higher level award is earned, that student is only included in the median wage calculation for the higher award.

20102011201220132014201520162017
Certificate Fall 2010Y1 Found workingY2 ExcludedY3 ExcludedY4 ExcludedY5 Excluded
Re-enrolled Spr 2012
Associate Fall 2012
Y1 Found workingY2 Found workingY3 Found workingY4 Found workingY5 Found working
Exclusions
  • Graduates who earned awards prior to Fall 2010 that were at a higher level than the award earned during this report period are excluded from the cohort.
  • Majors (by degree level) with less than 10 graduates during academic years 2010-2011 to 2014-2015 are excluded from this analysis.
  • Majors with 10 or more graduates but less than 10 found working in Year 1 – Year 5 after graduation are also excluded.
Additional Info

Certificates-1 Yr includes Certificates of Achievement and Advanced Professional Certificates.

Certificates-Other includes all other below bachelor’s level certificates, including Academic Subject Certificates, Certificates of Competence, Certificates of Completion, Subject Certificates, and Undergraduate Certificates.

For UH West Oahu Bachelor’s degrees only: the Major includes the major concentration. For example, a Bachelor’s degree with a Major = “Social Science” includes the graduates who earned a Bachelor in Social Science (no concentration identified), and the graduates with a Major = “Social Science-Psychology” includes the graduates who earned a Bachelor in Social Science with a concentration in Psychology.

Degree and certificate programs offered at UH: http://www.hawaii.edu/degrees-and-programs/

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode

Chart Notes

Median wage of $0 may represent suppressed data. Wages are suppressed if the number of graduates found working each year is less than 10.

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