Best Hawaii Community Colleges (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 7 community colleges serving 26,819 students in Hawaii (7 public colleges and 0 private colleges).
For Hawaii community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,815 per year for in-state students and $7,663 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,950 per year (view national tuition costs).
Hawaii community colleges have a diversity score of 0.80, which is higher than the national average of 0.73 (view national diversity statistics).
Minority enrollment is 91% (majority Asian) and the student:teacher ratio is 26:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(HI) School Average
Asian
26%
Hispanic
10%
Black
1%
White
9%
Hawaiian
4%
Two or more races
24%
Non Resident
24%
Unknown
2%
HI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Hawaii Community Colleges by Town (2021)

  • College Location Students
  • 1175 Manono Street
    Hilo HI  96720
    (808) 934-2500

    2,632 students
  • 4303 Diamond Head Road
    Honolulu HI  96816
    (808) 734-9000

    6,899 students
  • 874 Dillingham Blvd
    Honolulu HI  96817
    (808) 845-9211

    3,541 students
  • 3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
    Lihue HI  96766
    (808) 245-8311

    1,486 students
  • 96-045 Ala Ike
    Pearl City HI  96782
    (808) 455-0011

    6,709 students
  • 310 W Kaahumanu Ave
    Kahului HI  96732
    (808) 984-3500

    3,092 students
  • 45-720 Keaahala Rd
    Kaneohe HI  96744
    (808) 235-7400

    2,460 students
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