Hawaii Community College

200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo
HI, 96720-4091
Tel: (808)934-2500
3,663 students
Public institution

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The mission of Hawai'i Community College is to provide the community with a responsive educational environment that empowers learners to develop skills and to be responsible and productive in a complex world.
School Highlights:
Hawaii Community College serves 3,663 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 86%.
Hawaii Community College is the only community colleges within Hawaii County, HI.
The nearest community college is University of Hawaii Maui College (122.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Hawaii 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

Student Body

The student population of 3,663 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 79% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,663 students
1,287 students
Hawaii Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,695 students
832 students
Hawaii Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,968 students
1,021 students
Hawaii Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Hawaii Community College sch enrollment Hawaii Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
22%
2%
Hawaii Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
14%
1%
% Hispanic
11%
7%
Hawaii Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
-
12%
Hawaii Community College Black (2006-2011)
% White
19%
66%
Hawaii Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
33%
2%
Hawaii Community College More (2010-2012)
Hawaii Community College sch ethnicity Hawaii Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.77 0.45
Hawaii Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,558 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,238 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,558 $5,890
Hawaii Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,238 $10,050
Hawaii Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The forerunner of the College was the Hawai'i Vocational School, established in 1941 by an act of the Territorial Legislature. Its prime responsibility was to provide vocational education for the youth of the island of Hawai'i. Trade programs offered when the school opened were Automotive Mechanics, Carpentry, Dressmaking, Machine Shop, and Sheet Metal & Welding. The period following World War II saw the growth of new programs designed to meet the expanding needs of business and industry. In 1947, a Diesel Mechanics program was started. Architectural Drafting began in 1951; Food Service in 1952; and Electricity in1955. In 1956, with the advancement in technology and the expansion of educational opportunities into broader fields of technical training; the institution was renamed the Hawai'i Technical School. New programs were added later, Business Education 1958, and the Automotive Body Repair & Painting, Electronics, and Practical Nursing programs in 1966. Hawai'i Community College offers over 30 Degree, Certificate, and Non-credit programs. Students can choose to begin a 4-year baccalaureate degree, and save 25-60% on in-state tuition costs by taking undergraduate liberal arts courses offered here. These general and pre-professional students may earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. Career and technical majors may earn an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), an Associate in Technical Studies (A.T.S.), or a Certificate of Achievement (C.A.) in one of the 20 career and technical programs. Certificates of Completion (C.C.) are also available in Nurse's Aide, Residential Care Home Operator, Hotel Operations, Human Services and Food Services. A variety of non-credit programs, supported by the College, are offered through the Office of Continuing Education. Hawaii Community College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

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