Hawaii Community College

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School Overview

Hawaii Community College is a public two-year community college located in the city of Hilo, Hawaii on the largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It was founded during the late 20th century and is a commuter college that does not offer any residential programs. It belongs to the University of Hawaii System of higher education institutions in the Hawaiian Islands, the flagship institution being the University of Hawaii in Manoa in Honolulu. Hawaii Community College is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and College to award associate degrees. Given its close proximity to the University of Hawaii at Hilo, the two institutions share several student facilities, including administrative offices, classrooms and the library.

General Information

Admission Office

200 West Kawili Street

Hilo, HI 96720-4091

(808) 974-7661

Fax: (808) 974-7692

Contact: David Loeding

Main Address

200 West Kawili Street

Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 974-7611


Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,378


Rural setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Out-of-state application fee: $25

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agriculture – General A,C

Architecture & Related Programs

Architectural, engineering and CAD technologies A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Marketing Management A,C
Marketing Research A,C
Operations Management A,C

Communications & Journalism

Digital media C

Construction Trades

Carpentry A,C
Power/Electric Transmission A,C


Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology C
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Foods/Nutrition Studies A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health System Administration C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C

Personal & Culinary Services

Food Service A,C
Restaurant/Catering Management A,C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Law Enforcement Administration A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Hawaii Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (808) 934-2500
Website: www.hawaii.hawaii.edu/
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon
Address: 1175 Manono Street, Hilo, HI 96720-5096
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,615
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,515 (58% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,204
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,340
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 79%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,439

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Hawaii Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Hawaii Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 22
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 54
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Construction Trades 22
Education 11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 12
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 33
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Personal and Culinary Services 11
Precision Production 11
Grand total 2025

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Hawaii Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $3,204
Out-of-state $8,340
Books and supplies $1,058

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 268 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 246 72% $5,439
Student loan aid 27 8% $6,348

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,174 45% $4,504
Federal student loans 164 6% $5,910

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Hawaii Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Hawaii Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Hawaii Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,615
Undergraduate enrollment 2,615
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Hawaii Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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