Windward Community College

45-720 Keaahala Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744-3528
Tel: (808)235-7400
2,661 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 2,661 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 87%.
Windward Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Honolulu County, HI.
The nearest community college is Honolulu Community College (7.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
Windward Community College (HI) 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
Total Faculty 65 staff 129 staff
Windward Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,661 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is less than the state average of 0.76. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,661 students 3,186 students
Windward Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1 30:1
Windward Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 936 students 1,325 students
Windward Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,725 students 1,736 students
Windward Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Windward Community College Enrollment Breakdown HI All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
17%
38%
Windward Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
11%
9%
Windward Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
1%
1%
Windward Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
21%
13%
Windward Community College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
10%
7%
Windward Community College Hawaiian (2010-2014)
% Two or more races
40%
26%
Windward Community College More (2010-2014)
Windward Community College Ethnicity Breakdown HI All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.74 0.76
Windward Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,464 is less than the state average of $2,484. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,144 is less than the state average of $7,164. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,464 $2,484
Windward Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,144 $7,164
Windward Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71% 75%
Windward Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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.

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Did You Know?
Honolulu County, 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Honolulu County, HI is Remington College-Honolulu Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.