Windward Community College

  • Windward Community College is committed to excellence in the liberal arts and career development; we support and challenge individuals to develop skills, fulfill their potential, enrich their lives, and become contributing, culturally aware members of our community.
School Highlights
  • Windward Community College serves 2,661 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 87%.
  • Windward Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Honolulu County, HI.
  • The nearest community college to Windward Community College is Honolulu Community College (7.1 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Windward 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 Faculty65 staff129 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Windward Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Windward 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 Enrollment2,661 students3,809 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio41:130:1
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# Full-Time Students936 students1,325 students
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# Part-Time Students1,725 students2,484 students
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% Asian
17%
37%
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% Hispanic
11%
9%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
21%
13%
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% Hawaiian
10%
7%
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% Two or more races
40%
27%
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Diversity Score0.740.76
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College Completion Rate
13%
15%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,900$33,900
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,776 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 $7,624 is less than the state average of $7,663. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,776$2,815
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,624$7,663
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,096$7,750
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,750
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located on 50 lush acres at the foot of the Ko‘olau in Kane‘ohe, Windward Community College, a part of the University of Hawai‘i system offers its own special approach to higher education: convenient, affordable, and personal–with a commitment to helping students succeed and an island spirit of ‘ohana. Windward Community College offers Associate in Arts Degree and Associate Degree in Technical Studies. The college offers Academic Subject Certificate in Arts and Business. Established in October 1985, the Center for Aerospace Education(CAE) supports the three primary missions of Windward Community College: traditional credit programs for undergraduate students with special emphasis on liberal arts education, workforce development and vocational training and informal educational outreach programs for our island community (from grades K to senior citizens). Established in Fall 2004 the Windward Community College Office of Institutional Research supports faculty and staff in reporting the institutional information of the College. It also presents this information to students and prospective students for their decision-making regarding the College.

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