Kauai Community College

3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766
Tel: (808)245-8311
1,530 students
Public institution

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Kauai Community College is situated on the island of Kauai, the northernmost and oldest of the major Hawaiian islands. It is a 2-year public community college and the only college on the island. Its 200-acre campus is located just west of the major town of Lihue. Kauai Community College is committed to the students and community that it serves.
School Highlights:
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Kauai Community College serves 1,530 students (37.52% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 87%.
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Kauai Community College is the only community colleges within Kauai County, HI.
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The nearest community college is Leeward Community College (100.63 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
Kauai 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 74 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,530 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 80% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,530 students 1,288 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 574 students
814 students
# Part-Time Students 956 students
1,024 students
% Asian
28%
2%
% Hawaiian
8%
1%
% Hispanic
11%
7%
% Black
1%
12%
% White
18%
57%
% Two or more races
32%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
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. 0.76 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,652 is less than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,404 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,652 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,404 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 75%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Kauai Community College is situated on the island of Kauai, the northernmost and oldest of the major Hawaiian islands. It is a 2-year public community college and the only college on the island. Its 200-acre campus is located just west of the major town of Lihue. Kauai Community College is committed to the students and community that it serves. The University Center at Kaua`i Community College offers Kaua`i residents opportunities to pursue college degrees at the bachelor's and master's levels and to work toward specialized certificate programs offered through the University of Hawai`i system. Kaua'i Community College provides a transfer-level liberal arts education, but also offers a variety of vocational and professional training programs. Four-year and graduate degrees are offered through the University Center.

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Did You Know?
For Hawaii public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,495 per year for in-state students and $7,531 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,580 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Hawaii 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 0.77, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Hawaii is University of Hawaii Maui College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.