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Windward Community College, located in Kaneohe, Hawaii, on the island of O'ahu, was founded in 1972 to provide a variety of educational opportunities for residents on the island. The school maintains close ties to the community, holding annual festivals and being repository of Hawaiian culture and an educator of Hawaiian history. The school is one of ten campuses of the University of Hawaii System that operates all public post secondary institutions in the state.
Windward Community College offers a number of programs that allow students to pursue academic and career opportunities. Career training programs provide an education in a field or industry that allows for entry as a qualified professional upon completion. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate. Academic transfer programs provide a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year program, followed by the application for transfer to a four year institution to complete their bachelor's degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Windward Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual who is eighteen years of age or has earned a high school diploma to enroll by completing the application and paying all fees. Students should supply transcripts and test scores, as well as participate in new student enrollment and meet with a counselor prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and are awarded based on need as determined by the information provided by the student in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,000. 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||63%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||56%||$4,156|
|Receiving Student Loans||21%||$4,384|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 20%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Windward Community College may provide services including:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Windward Community College compares against other community colleges in Honolulu and community colleges in Hawaii as a whole.
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,...)