Pearl City Community Colleges

In Pearl City, Hawaii, you can find 1 community college serving 7,960 students.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Asian).
The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is more than the 33:1 state average.

Pearl City, HI Community Colleges:

  • College Location Students
  • Pearl CityLeeward Community College
    Public
    96-045 Ala Ike
    Pearl CityHI96782
    (808)455-0011
    7,960 students
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