Hawaii Community Colleges

There are 9 community colleges located throughout Hawaii (7 public colleges and 2 private colleges), serving 36,022 students.
Minority enrollment is 86% (majority Asian), which is more than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is less than the 58:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(HI) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
39%
Hispanic
9%
Black
1%
White
14%
Unknown
37%

Hawaii Community Colleges by Town:

Recent Articles
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Undeserved Community College Accreditation: Abuse of Power?
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In recent years, interest in competency-based education has risen drastically. It is a form of learning in which students engage in self-paced instruction and assessment of aptitudes rather than attending traditional courses and receiving traditional grades. Seen as the future of community college education by some, and as a cheapened version of a real education by others, competency-based education appears to be here to stay.
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Did You Know?
For Hawaii public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,183 per year for in-state students and $6,590 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,580 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Hawaii community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.75, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is University of Hawaii Maui College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.