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Windward Community College (WCC)

45-720 Keaahala Rd, Kaneohe, HI

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About
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.

Academics
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.

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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).

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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 $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: $2,400-$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 Aid63%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships56%$4,156
Receiving Student Loans21%$4,384

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 14%.

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Student Services

To help support students, Windward Community College may provide services including:

  • Online course work available
  • 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 County and Hawaii as whole.

 WCCHonolulu CountyHawaii
Graduation Rate10.0%14.5%14.9%
Transfer-out Rate25.0%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.,...)

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences