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 state community college average of 31:1.
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 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 62 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
College 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
61 staff
Windward Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,799 has grown by 42% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 70% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,799 students 1,315 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
815 students
Windward Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,840 students
1,061 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)
% Hispanic
Windward Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Windward Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Windward Community College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Windward Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% 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. 0.75 0.70
Windward Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,584 is less than the state average of $5,590. 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 $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,584 $5,590
Windward Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,336 $10,086
Windward Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71%
Windward Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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
  • 4,368 students | 7.10 Mi874 Dillingham Blvd
    Honolulu, HI 96817
  • Remington College-Honolulu Campus
    Private not-for-profit
    498 students | 7.50 Mi1111 Bishop St Ste 400
    Honolulu, HI 96813
  • 8,376 students | 9.60 Mi4303 Diamond Head Rd
    Honolulu, HI 96816
  • 7,976 students | 10.80 Mi96-045 Ala Ike
    Pearl City, HI 96782
  • 4,076 students | 93.30 Mi310 Kaahumanu Ave
    Kahului, HI 96732
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 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Honolulu County, HI is Remington College-Honolulu Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.