International Student Attraction

Student Recruitment

In 2013, 4,450 international students contributed approximately $109 million to the Hawaii economy — a figure that includes only college level students, according to the Institute of International Education.  If factor in the other components of the for-profit educational market, this figure rises to $160 million.

In turn, the $109 million direct impact generated 2,207 jobs and $16 million in state government tax revenues according to DBEDT calculations.

Recruitment Statistics:

  • Number of International Students:  4,450
  • Direct Spending (only college level students):  $109 million
  • Number of Jobs Generated:  2,207
  • State Government Tax Revenue:  $16 million
  • Per Student Contribution: $3,600