• 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 6,568 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 89%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,568 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,791
  • Out-state tuition: $7,639
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 92%
  • 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
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 373 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
Leeward Community College
(HI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
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
373 staff
269 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Leeward Community College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The Leeward Community College diversity score of 0.75 is less than the state average of 0.77. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,568 students
3,042 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,479 students
1,056 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,089 students
1,986 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
40 students
% Asian
36%
32%
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% Hispanic
16%
14%
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% Black
2%
1%
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% White
8%
11%
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% Hawaiian
5%
5%
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% Two or more races
30%
30%
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% Non Resident races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.75
0.77
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College Completion Rate
19%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,200
$34,800
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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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
60%
62%
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 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$7,878
$9,083
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 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,139
$5,500
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 2018-19 school year data.
Source: 2020 (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,568 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,791
  • Out-state tuition: $7,639
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 92%
  • 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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