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Honolulu Community College (Honolulu CC)

874 Dillingham Blvd, Honolulu, HI

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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.

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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: $2,400-$2,900
    • Out-of-State: $7,100-$8,525
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $100-$120 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $300-$360 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid42%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships39%$3,769
Receiving Student Loans5%$2,968

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.

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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 County and entire state of Hawaii.

 Honolulu CCHonolulu CountyHawaii
Graduation Rate12.9%14.5%14.9%
Transfer-out Rate24.8%24.8%22.6%

Programs Offered

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 (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

  • Industrial Production Technologies (A)
  • Architectural Drafting cad (A, C)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology (A)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Apparel and Textile Manufacture (A, C)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

  • Welding (A, C)
  • Sheet Metal Technology (C)

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Commercial and Advertising Art (A)
  • Music (A)

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