Leeward Community College

  • Leeward Community College is a public, co-educational commuter community college in Pearl City, Hawai'i on the island of O'ahu. Its main campus is adjacent to the campus of University of Hawaii-West Oahu. It is one of ten branches of the University of Hawai'i System anchored by the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Honolulu and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

School Highlights

Leeward Community College serves 6,709 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 91%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 199 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Leeward Community College(HI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty199 staff141 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Leeward Community College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The Leeward Community College diversity score of 0.79 is less than the state average of 0.80. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,709 students3,137 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:126:1
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# Full-Time Students2,586 students1,044 students
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# Part-Time Students4,123 students2,093 students
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% Asian
28%
26%
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% Hispanic
11%
10%
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% Black
2%
1%
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% White
7%
9%
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% Hawaiian
3%
4%
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% Two or more races
24%
24%
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% Non Resident races
24%
24%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.790.80
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College Completion Rate
20%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,200$33,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,791 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 $7,639 is less than the state average of $7,663. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,791$2,815
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,639$7,663
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid54%65%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$4,977
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Leeward Community College is a public, co-educational commuter community college in Pearl City, Hawai'i on the island of O'ahu. Its main campus is adjacent to the campus of University of Hawaii-West Oahu. It is one of ten branches of the University of Hawai'i System anchored by the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Honolulu and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Leeward is recognized for its digital media and television production programs, considered by some to be the best in the state. In addition to its main campus in Pearl City, Leeward Community College also runs the Waianae Education Center in Waianae. At Leeward Community College we are committed to "Helping Students Learn". We at LCC understand that learning takes place in many different ways and that students need options when trying to balance busy personal and professional lives with a college education. With Distance Education courses the flexibility of anytime and anywhere learning becomes a reality. Pursue your academic career on your time at your convenience! The Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (OCEWD) is part of Leeward Community College's educational mission to enhance the quality of life and strengthen economic stability and growth by providing life-long development and personal enrichment. OCEWD provides a variety of continuing education programs, public service and cultural programs and facilitates rental of campus facilities. Programs support human resource and economic development, job training, and classes for small and large businesses, and aspiring entrepreneurs. OCEWD serves people whose educational goals do not require college credit.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Leeward Community College is Honolulu Community College (8.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,541 students | 8.90 Mi874 Dillingham Blvd
    Honolulu, HI 96817
    (808) 845-9211
    8.903,541
  • 2,460 students | 11.00 Mi45-720 Keaahala Rd
    Kaneohe, HI 96744
    (808) 235-7400
    11.002,460
  • 6,899 students | 14.50 Mi4303 Diamond Head Road
    Honolulu, HI 96816
    (808) 734-9000
    14.506,899
  • 1,486 students | 98.80 Mi3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
    Lihue, HI 96766
    (808) 245-8311
    98.801,486
  • 3,092 students | 103.10 Mi310 W Kaahumanu Ave
    Kahului, HI 96732
    (808) 984-3500
    103.103,092
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