HONOLULU - The University of Hawaii at Manoa is handing out degrees to more native Hawaiians.    

According to the Star Advertiser, native Hawaiian and Filipino students are graduating on time at record rates from UH. Hawaiians tripled their rate since 2010.

When just 10% of first-time freshman Hawaiian ancestry received their bachelor's degree. This year, it spiked to 32.3%.

Director of Native Hawaiian Student Services says, there are more natives enrolling in school, which is helping the graduation rate grow.

While 38%of Filipino students graduated on time this year -- that's up nearly 18% since 2010.