Kapiolani Community College

  • The College started as a postsecondary technical school in 1957. In 1965, the school was transferred to the University of Hawai‘i system and renamed Kapi‘olani Community College. Subsequently, the College has expanded its occupational offerings and added the Liberal Arts program, which allows students to undertake course work leading to a baccalaureate degree. It has also added the Continuing Education and Training program, which offers short-term noncredit courses.

School Highlights

Kapiolani Community College serves 6,899 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is same as the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 91%.

Top Placements

Kapiolani Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Hawaii for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 262 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Kapiolani Community College(HI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty262 staff141 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Kapiolani Community College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The Kapiolani Community College diversity score of 0.78 is less than the state average of 0.80. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,899 students3,137 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:126:1
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# Full-Time Students2,492 students1,044 students
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# Part-Time Students4,407 students2,093 students
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% Asian
33%
26%
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% Hispanic
9%
10%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
10%
9%
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% Hawaiian
3%
4%
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% Two or more races
22%
24%
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% Non Resident races
22%
24%
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Diversity Score0.780.80
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College Completion Rate
20%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,500$33,900
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,796 is less than the state average of $2,815. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,644 is less than the state average of $7,663. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,796$2,815
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,644$7,663
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid59%65%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,807$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,453$4,977
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College is located on a scenic 44-acre site in Honolulu, on the island of O‘ahu. It is next to world-renowned Diamond Head Crater, about a mile from Waikiki Beach. Besides the very popular liberal arts program, Kapi‘olani Community College is also known for strong technical, occupational and professional programs. Outreach Kapi‘olani Community College offers a large variety of non-credit programs, many of which are combined in innovative ways with departmental credit courses. National Recognition Programs including culinary studies, health sciences, emergency medical services and legal assistance have received national recognition. Kapi‘olani Community College is dedicated to helping students attain their highest educational potential and providing them with a firm foundation for lifelong learning. The College is committed to providing a full range of programs and support services designed to suit students' needs—whether they are recent high school graduates, international students, or the presidents of their own companies. Kapiolani Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Kapiolani Community College is Honolulu Community College (5.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,541 students | 5.60 Mi874 Dillingham Blvd
    Honolulu HI  96817
    (808) 845-9211
    5.603,541
  • 2,460 students | 9.60 Mi45-720 Keaahala Rd
    Kaneohe HI  96744
    (808) 235-7400
    9.602,460
  • 6,709 students | 14.50 Mi96-045 Ala Ike
    Pearl City HI  96782
    (808) 455-0011
    14.506,709
  • 3,092 students | 89.20 Mi310 W Kaahumanu Ave
    Kahului HI  96732
    (808) 984-3500
    89.203,092
  • 1,486 students | 113.10 Mi3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
    Lihue HI  96766
    (808) 245-8311
    113.101,486
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