Windward Community College

Tel: (808)235-7400
2,799 students
Public institution
Windward Community College is committed to excellence in the liberal arts and career development; we support and challenge individuals to develop skills, fulfill their potential, enrich their lives, and become contributing, culturally aware members of our community.
School Highlights:
Windward Community College serves 2,799 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 87%.
Windward Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Honolulu County, HI.
The nearest community college is Honolulu Community College (7.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 62 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
Windward 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 62 staff
59 staff
Windward Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,799 teachers has grown by 53% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 75% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,799 students
1,282 students
Windward Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 45:1
Windward Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
959 students
810 students
Windward Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,840 students
1,017 students
Windward Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Windward Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Windward Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Windward Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Hispanic
Windward Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Windward Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Windward Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Windward Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Windward Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Windward 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. 0.77 0.53
Windward Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,584 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,336 is less than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,584 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,336 $10,260
Windward Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71%
Windward Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Located on 50 lush acres at the foot of the Ko‘olau in Kane‘ohe, Windward Community College, a part of the University of Hawai‘i system offers its own special approach to higher education: convenient, affordable, and personal–with a commitment to helping students succeed and an island spirit of ‘ohana. Windward Community College offers Associate in Arts Degree and Associate Degree in Technical Studies. The college offers Academic Subject Certificate in Arts and Business. Established in October 1985, the Center for Aerospace Education(CAE) supports the three primary missions of Windward Community College: traditional credit programs for undergraduate students with special emphasis on liberal arts education, workforce development and vocational training and informal educational outreach programs for our island community (from grades K to senior citizens). Established in Fall 2004 the Windward Community College Office of Institutional Research supports faculty and staff in reporting the institutional information of the College. It also presents this information to students and prospective students for their decision-making regarding the College.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Honolulu Honolulu Community College
    874 Dillingham Blvd
    Honolulu, HI 96817
    7.1  Mi  |  4368  students
  • Honolulu Remington College-Honolulu Campus
    Private not-for-profit
    1111 Bishop St Ste 400
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    7.5  Mi  |  498  students
  • Honolulu Heald College-Honolulu
    Private for-profit
    1500 Kapiolani Blvd
    Honolulu, HI 96814
    8.2  Mi  |  1553  students
  • Honolulu Kapiolani Community College
    4303 Diamond Head Rd
    Honolulu, HI 96816
    9.6  Mi  |  8376  students
  • Pearl City Leeward Community College
    96-045 Ala Ike
    Pearl City, HI 96782
    10.8  Mi  |  7976  students
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Did You Know?
Honolulu, 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 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Honolulu, HI is Windward Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.