Leeward Community College

Tel: (808)455-0011
  • 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 7,742 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 87%.
  • Leeward Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Honolulu County, HI.
  • The nearest community college to Leeward Community College is Honolulu Community College (8.7 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 199 teachers has declined by 34% over five years.
Leeward 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 Faculty199 staff129 staff
Leeward Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Leeward Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Leeward 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 Enrollment7,742 students3,809 students
Leeward Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio39:130:1
Leeward Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,195 students1,325 students
Leeward Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,547 students2,484 students
Leeward Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Leeward Community College Enrollment Breakdown HI All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
41%
37%
Leeward Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
11%
9%
Leeward Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
1%
Leeward Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
10%
13%
Leeward Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
7%
7%
Leeward Community College Hawaiian (2011-2016)
% Two or more races
26%
27%
Leeward Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
2%
3%
Leeward Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Leeward Community College Ethnicity Breakdown HI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.740.76
Leeward Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
14%
15%
Leeward Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,200$33,900
Leeward Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,791 is less than the state average of $2,815. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% 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 grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,791$2,815
Leeward Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,639$7,663
Leeward Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid59%71%
Leeward Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,000$7,750
Leeward Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,864$4,750
Leeward Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Honolulu County, HI community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Honolulu County, HI is Remington College-Honolulu Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.