Kapiolani Community College

4303 Diamond Head Rd
Honolulu, HI 96816-4421
Tel: (808)734-9000
7,994 students
Public institution
The College started as a postsecondary technical school in 1957. In 1965, the school was transferred to the University of Hawai‘i system and renamed Kapi‘olani Community College. Subsequently, the College has expanded its occupational offerings and added the Liberal Arts program, which allows students to undertake course work leading to a baccalaureate degree. It has also added the Continuing Education and Training program, which offers short-term noncredit courses.
School Highlights
Kapiolani Community College serves 7,994 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 87%.
Kapiolani Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Honolulu County, HI.
The nearest community college is Heald College-Honolulu (3.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 262 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
College Kapiolani 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 262 staff
62 staff
Kapiolani Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 7,994 has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 72% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,994 students 1,371 students
Kapiolani Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
Kapiolani Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,994 students
779 students
Kapiolani Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 5,000 students
1,083 students
Kapiolani Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Kapiolani Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Kapiolani Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Kapiolani Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Kapiolani Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Kapiolani Community College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
Kapiolani Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Two or more races
Kapiolani Community College More (2010-2014)
% Non Resident races
Kapiolani Community College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Kapiolani 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. 0.74 0.70
Kapiolani Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,796 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 $7,644 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,796 $5,664
Kapiolani Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,644 $10,360
Kapiolani Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 51%
Kapiolani Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College is located on a scenic 44-acre site in Honolulu, on the island of O‘ahu. It is next to world-renowned Diamond Head Crater, about a mile from Waikiki Beach. Besides the very popular liberal arts program, Kapi‘olani Community College is also known for strong technical, occupational and professional programs. Outreach Kapi‘olani Community College offers a large variety of non-credit programs, many of which are combined in innovative ways with departmental credit courses. National Recognition Programs including culinary studies, health sciences, emergency medical services and legal assistance have received national recognition. Kapi‘olani Community College is dedicated to helping students attain their highest educational potential and providing them with a firm foundation for lifelong learning. The College is committed to providing a full range of programs and support services designed to suit students' needs—whether they are recent high school graduates, international students, or the presidents of their own companies. Kapiolani Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Heald College-Honolulu
    Private for-profit
    1,401 students | 3.10 Mi1500 Kapiolani Blvd
    Honolulu HI 96814
  • Remington College-Honolulu Campus
    Private not-for-profit
    442 students | 4.70 Mi1111 Bishop St Ste 400
    Honolulu HI 96813
  • 4,144 students | 5.70 Mi874 Dillingham Blvd
    Honolulu HI 96817
  • 2,661 students | 9.60 Mi45-720 Keaahala Rd
    Kaneohe HI 96744
  • 7,742 students | 14.40 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 0.50. The most diverse community college in Honolulu County, HI is Remington College-Honolulu Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.