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.
School Highlights
  • Kauai Community College serves 1,424 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 87%.
  • Kauai Community College is the only community colleges within Kauai County, HI.
  • The nearest community college to Kauai Community College is Leeward Community College (100.6 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Kauai Community College(HI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty73 staff129 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 20:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Kauai Community College diversity score of 0.74 is less than the state average of 0.76. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,424 students3,809 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:130:1
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# Full-Time Students546 students1,325 students
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# Part-Time Students878 students2,484 students
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% Asian
36%
37%
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% Hispanic
8%
9%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
18%
13%
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% Hawaiian
7%
7%
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% Two or more races
29%
27%
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% Non Resident races
-
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.740.76
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College Completion Rate
18%
15%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,100$33,900
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,844 is more than the state average of $2,815. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% 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 grown by 9% 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 Aid76%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,583$7,750
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 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,750
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 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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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