Windward Community College

45-720 Keaahala Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744-3528
Tel: (808)235-7400
  • 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 is Honolulu Community College (7.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 48% 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
Windward Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,661 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's 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
Windward Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio41:130:1
Windward Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students936 students1,325 students
Windward Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,725 students2,484 students
Windward Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Windward Community College Enrollment Breakdown HI All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Windward Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Windward Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Windward Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Windward Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Windward Community College Hawaiian (2011-2016)
% Two or more races
Windward Community College More (2011-2016)
Windward Community College Ethnicity Breakdown HI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.740.76
Windward Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Windward Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,900$33,900
Windward Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Windward Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,624$7,663
Windward Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%71%
Windward Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,096$7,750
Windward Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,750
Windward Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
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.