• 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 6,363 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian), which is equal to the state average of 90%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,363 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,791
  • Out-state tuition: $7,639
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 90%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Leeward Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Hawaii for:

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 373 teachers has grown by 87% over five years.
Leeward Community College
(HI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
373 staff
269 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Leeward Community College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Leeward Community College diversity score of 0.73 is less than the state average of 0.75. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,363 students
2,936 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,240 students
950 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,123 students
2,093 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Leeward Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
384 students
189 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,240 students
950 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,123 students
2,093 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
40 students
% Asian
38%
36%
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% Hispanic
12%
12%
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% Black
2%
1%
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% White
10%
10%
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% Hawaiian
3%
4%
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% Two or more races
32%
30%
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% Non Resident races
2%
5%
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% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score
0.73
0.75
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.48%
2.21%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Leeward Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of HI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.87%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,200
$34,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Leeward Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of HI by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition 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 declined by 9% 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 declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,791
$2,815
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,639
$7,663
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Leeward Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of HI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
59%
66%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Leeward Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in HI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,500
$9,969
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Leeward Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in HI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,599
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Leeward 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 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Leeward Community College cost?

Leeward Community College's tuition is approximately $2,791 for In-State students and $7,639 for Out-State students.

What schools are Leeward Community College often compared to?

Leeward Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu Community College by visitors of our site.

What is Leeward Community College's ranking?

Leeward Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Hawaii for: Highest completion rates and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,363 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,791
  • Out-state tuition: $7,639
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 90%
  • 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 0.75, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Hawaii is Kapiolani Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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