• 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 2,299 students (24% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 90%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,299 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,776
  • Out-state tuition: $7,624
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 85%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 179 teachers has grown by 175% over five years.
Windward Community College
(HI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
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 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The Windward Community College diversity score of 0.73 is less than the state average of 0.75. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,299 students
2,936 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
544 students
950 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,755 students
2,093 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
122 students
189 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
544 students
950 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,755 students
2,093 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
40 students
% Asian
20%
36%
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% Hispanic
17%
12%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
15%
10%
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% Hawaiian
4%
4%
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% Two or more races
42%
30%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
5%
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% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.73
0.75
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.49%
2.21%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.87%
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
73%
66%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$9,969
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,250
$5,599
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Source: 2021 (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Windward Community College cost?

Windward Community College's tuition is approximately $2,776 for In-State students and $7,624 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,299 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,776
  • Out-state tuition: $7,624
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 85%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 0.75, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Hawaii is Kapiolani Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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