Kapiolani Community College

4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu,
HI, 96816-4496
Tel: (808)734-9000
8,892 students
Public institution

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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 8,892 students (35% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 86%.
Kapiolani Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Honolulu County, HI.
The nearest community college is Heald College-Honolulu (3.1 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 8,892 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 123% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,892 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
3,150 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 5,742 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
1%
% Asian 51%
2%
% Hawaiian 5%
1%
% Hispanic 7%
7%
% Black 1%
12%
% White 12%
66%
% Two or more races 23%
2%
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. 0.67
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,484 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,164 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,484 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,164 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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.

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