Honolulu Community College

874 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96817-4505
Tel: (808)845-9211
4,144 students
Public institution
Honolulu Community College’s mission is to serve the community as an affordable, flexible, learning-centered, open-door comprehensive community college that meets the post-secondary educational needs of individuals, businesses, and the community and serve the Pacific Region as the primary technical training center in areas such as transportation, information technology, education, communications, construction, and public and personal services.
School Highlights
Honolulu Community College serves 4,144 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 87%.
Honolulu Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Honolulu County, HI.
The nearest community college is Remington College-Honolulu Campus (1.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 157 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
College Honolulu Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 157 staff
62 staff
Honolulu Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 4,144 has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 118% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,144 students 1,371 students
Honolulu Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
Honolulu Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,556 students
779 students
Honolulu Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,588 students
1,083 students
Honolulu Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Honolulu Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Honolulu Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Honolulu Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Honolulu Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Honolulu Community College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
Honolulu Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Two or more races
Honolulu Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Honolulu Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Honolulu Community College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Honolulu Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.70 0.70
Honolulu Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,766 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,614 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,766 $5,664
Honolulu Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,614 $10,360
Honolulu Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57%
Honolulu Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Honolulu Community College is an integral part of the University of Hawaii, which is a world-renowned, nationally-ranked, and state-funded American institution. Students have direct transfer to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the Unversity of Hawaii-West Oahu to complete their four-year baccalaureate degree. The institution also has transfer agreements with other universities in Hawaii and serves is a gateway to over 2,000 universities and colleges across the USA. Students planning to transfer to these institutions will receive special assistance in preparing application documents. Honolulu Community College currently offers the Associate in Science, the Associate in Applied Science, and the Associate in Technical Studies degrees as well as shorter certificate programs in more than twenty technical-occupational areas, integrated with a strong general education “core'' to provide an educated citizenry for the workforce of the State of Hawaii. Honolulu Community College offers one of the best educational values in the United States. Students enjoy high-quality education at very affordable tuition rates and receive instruction in small classes taught by well-credentialed faculty who are dedicated to excellence in teaching. The Main Campus of Honolulu Community College, a short distance from the heart of downtown Honolulu, occupies over twenty acres on Dillingham Boulevard in the Kalihi-Palama area. The College also has facilities near Honolulu International Airport for the Aeronautics Maintenance and Commercial Aviation programs, automotive and heavy equipment shops on Kokea Street, and the Marine Education and Training Center at Sand Island. Honolulu Community College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Honolulu Community College has been continuously and fully accredited since 1970 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Remington College-Honolulu Campus
    Private not-for-profit
    442 students | 1.00 Mi1111 Bishop St Ste 400
    Honolulu HI 96813
  • Heald College-Honolulu
    Private for-profit
    1,401 students | 2.70 Mi1500 Kapiolani Blvd
    Honolulu HI 96814
  • 7,994 students | 5.70 Mi4303 Diamond Head Rd
    Honolulu HI 96816
  • 2,661 students | 7.10 Mi45-720 Keaahala Rd
    Kaneohe HI 96744
  • 7,742 students | 8.70 Mi96-045 Ala Ike
    Pearl City HI 96782
Did You Know?
Honolulu County, HI 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Honolulu County, HI is Remington College-Honolulu Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.