• Kauai Community College is situated on the island of Kauai, the northernmost and oldest of the major Hawaiian islands. It is a 2-year public community college and the only college on the island. Its 200-acre campus is located just west of the major town of Lihue. Kauai Community College is committed to the students and community that it serves.

School Highlights

Kauai Community College serves 1,373 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 89%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,373 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,844
  • Out-state tuition: $7,692
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 85%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 167 teachers has grown by 49% over five years.
Kauai Community College
(HI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
167 staff
269 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Kauai Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Kauai Community College diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.77. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,373 students
3,042 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
346 students
1,056 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,027 students
1,986 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Kauai Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
40 students
% Asian
27%
32%
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% Hispanic
15%
14%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
15%
11%
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% Hawaiian
5%
5%
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% Two or more races
32%
30%
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% Non Resident races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score
0.78
0.77
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College Completion Rate
28%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,100
$34,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,844 is more than the state average of $2,815. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,692 is more than the state average of $7,663. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,844
$2,815
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,692
$7,663
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
76%
62%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Kauai Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in HI by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$7,715
$9,083
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Kauai Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in HI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,082
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Kauai Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in HI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Kauai Community College is situated on the island of Kauai, the northernmost and oldest of the major Hawaiian islands. It is a 2-year public community college and the only college on the island. Its 200-acre campus is located just west of the major town of Lihue. Kauai Community College is committed to the students and community that it serves. The University Center at Kaua`i Community College offers Kaua`i residents opportunities to pursue college degrees at the bachelor's and master's levels and to work toward specialized certificate programs offered through the University of Hawai`i system. Kaua'i Community College provides a transfer-level liberal arts education, but also offers a variety of vocational and professional training programs. Four-year and graduate degrees are offered through the University Center.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,373 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,844
  • Out-state tuition: $7,692
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 85%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Hawaii public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,815 per year for in-state students and $7,663 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Hawaii community colleges have a diversity score of 0.77, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Hawaii is University of Hawaii Maui College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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