Kauai Community College
- 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 teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Kauai Community College||(HI) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||73 staff||129 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,424 students||3,809 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||20:1||30:1|
|# Full-Time Students||546 students||1,325 students|
|# Part-Time Students||878 students||2,484 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,100||$33,900|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Kauai Community College is Leeward Community College (100.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 7,742 students | 100.60 Mi96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City,  HI  96782
- 4,144 students | 109.10 Mi874 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu,  HI  96817
- 442 students | 110.00 Mi1111 Bishop St Ste 400
Honolulu,  HI  96813
- 2,661 students | 110.20 Mi45-720 Keaahala Rd
Kaneohe,  HI  96744
- 7,994 students | 114.70 Mi4303 Diamond Head Rd
Honolulu,  HI  96816
Against massive budget cuts, community colleges have been forced to take drastic measures, including cutting entire programs ranging from the culinary arts to athletics.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.