Leeward Community College

Tel: (808)455-0011
7,742 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 7,742 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 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%.
Leeward Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Honolulu County, HI.
The nearest community college is Honolulu Community College (8.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 199 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
College Leeward Community College (HI) 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 199 staff 129 staff

Student Body

The student population of 7,742 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is less than the state average of 0.75. The school's diversity has grown by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,742 students 3,186 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 39:1 30:1
# Full-Time Students 3,195 students 1,325 students
# Part-Time Students 4,547 students 1,736 students
% Asian
41%
38%
% Hispanic
11%
9%
% Black
2%
1%
% White
10%
13%
% Hawaiian
7%
7%
% Two or more races
26%
26%
% Unknown races
1%
6%
% Non Resident races
2%
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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 0.75

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,469 is less than the state average of $2,484. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,149 is less than the state average of $7,164. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,469 $2,484
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,149 $7,164
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 59% 75%
Source: 2014 (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 0.73, 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.