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 more than the 29:1 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:

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Did You Know?
For Hawaii public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,495 per year for in-state students and $7,531 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 0.44. The most diverse community college in Hawaii is University of Hawaii Maui College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.