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A vital component of the University of Hawaii education system, Honolulu Community College (Honolulu CC) is a world-famous educational institution providing high-quality instruction at affordable rates to a diverse cross-section of the local community.
Among its most acclaimed achievements is the transfer program, which allows credit students the opportunity to transfer to any of over 2,000 colleges and universities across the United States. Special assistance is given to students while preparing documentation for such transfers.
Honolulu CC offers a safe and comfortable environment for students to engage in academic and extracurricular activities. The college offers a vast range of associate degree, certificate and competency programs in areas such as science, applied science, technical studies, arts and liberal arts.
A vast array of student activities is regularly organized, including music performances, film screenings, live concerts, dances, video game competitions, special trips and much more. The activity level is deliberately kept high to ensure that students receive a full educational experience that equips them technically, academically and socially.
At $2,300 for in-state students, tuition is immensely affordable for the indigenous population. With the kind of reputation that the college has built over the past 43 years since its full accreditation in 1970, Honolulu CC is a highly recommended option for students to pursue their two-year education needs. With the robust transfer program in place, the college is the perfect gateway to a full four-year degree elsewhere in Hawaii and the rest of the United States.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,700-$3,300
- Out-of-State: $7,600-$9,101
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $110-$140 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $320-$380 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||42%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||39%||$3,769|
|Receiving Student Loans||5%||$2,968|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 19%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Honolulu Community College may provide services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how Honolulu Community College compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Honolulu and community colleges in Hawaii in total.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Computer and Information Sciences
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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