• 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 2,520 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 89%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,520 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,776
  • Out-state tuition: $7,624
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 88%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 179 teachers has grown by 103% over five years.
Windward Community College
(HI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High 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
179 staff
269 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Windward Community College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 41:1 over five years.
The Windward Community College diversity score of 0.74 is less than the state average of 0.77. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,520 students
3,042 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
649 students
1,056 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,871 students
1,986 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
40 students
% Asian
19%
32%
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% Hispanic
17%
14%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
12%
11%
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% Hawaiian
6%
5%
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% Two or more races
42%
30%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.74
0.77
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College Completion Rate
25%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,900
$34,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,776 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 $7,624 is less than the state average of $7,663. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,776
$2,815
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,624
$7,663
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
68%
62%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,083
$9,083
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,500
$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,520 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,776
  • Out-state tuition: $7,624
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 88%
  • 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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