Leeward Community College

Tel: (808)455-0011
7,976 students
Public institution
Leeward Community College is a public, co-educational commuter community college in Pearl City, Hawai'i on the island of O'ahu. Its main campus is adjacent to the campus of University of Hawaii-West Oahu. It is one of ten branches of the University of Hawai'i System anchored by the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Honolulu and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
School Highlights
Leeward Community College serves 7,976 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 87%.
Leeward Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Honolulu County, HI.
The nearest community college is Honolulu Community College (8.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 194 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
College Leeward Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 194 staff
61 staff
Leeward Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,976 has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 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 138% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,976 students 1,315 students
Leeward Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
22:1
Leeward Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,141 students
815 students
Leeward Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,835 students
1,061 students
Leeward Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Leeward Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
37%
5%
Leeward Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
12%
20%
Leeward Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
15%
Leeward Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
10%
49%
Leeward Community College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
7%
-
Leeward Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Two or more races
30%
3%
Leeward Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
Leeward Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Leeward Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Leeward 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
Leeward Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,599 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,351 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,599 $5,590
Leeward Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,351 $10,086
Leeward Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57%
89%
Leeward Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Leeward Community College is a public, co-educational commuter community college in Pearl City, Hawai'i on the island of O'ahu. Its main campus is adjacent to the campus of University of Hawaii-West Oahu. It is one of ten branches of the University of Hawai'i System anchored by the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Honolulu and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Leeward is recognized for its digital media and television production programs, considered by some to be the best in the state. In addition to its main campus in Pearl City, Leeward Community College also runs the Waianae Education Center in Waianae. At Leeward Community College we are committed to "Helping Students Learn". We at LCC understand that learning takes place in many different ways and that students need options when trying to balance busy personal and professional lives with a college education. With Distance Education courses the flexibility of anytime and anywhere learning becomes a reality. Pursue your academic career on your time at your convenience! The Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (OCEWD) is part of Leeward Community College's educational mission to enhance the quality of life and strengthen economic stability and growth by providing life-long development and personal enrichment. OCEWD provides a variety of continuing education programs, public service and cultural programs and facilitates rental of campus facilities. Programs support human resource and economic development, job training, and classes for small and large businesses, and aspiring entrepreneurs. OCEWD serves people whose educational goals do not require college credit.

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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 0.74, 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.