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Hawaii Community College (Hawaii CC)

200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, HI

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The Hawaii Community College uniquely embraces the concept of traditional Kauhale – a Hawaiian village. With its mission to spread quality education and, at the same time, retaining  the traditions of the island, the Hawaii Community College  aims to promote success to the students by seeking excellence all throughout.

Also known as HawaiiCC, the Hawaii Community College was founded in 1941 and was first named as Hawaii Vocational School and started out teaching to produce highly skilled workforce. It was during 1970 when HawaiiCC started adding college degrees to their programs. Today, HawaiiCC teaches different degrees from different disciplines like agriculture, engineering, business, education, information technology and healthcare. The school also offers technical programs like culinary arts and carpentry to name a few.

The tuition fee rate is charged depending on the credit hours carried by the student. For Hawaiian residents, the tuition fee rate is $106 while non-residents incur more at $304. When it comes to transfer options, students from HawaiiCC can enjoy transferring to local schools without any difficulty as students can take advantage of the Hawaii Transfer Curriculum. On the other hand, for those who want to transfer to mainland US, the school has a transfer student agreement with Oregon State University where student’s units can be easily credited.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,900-$3,500
    • Out-of-State: $7,900-$9,446
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $120-$140 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $330-$390 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 Aid74%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships71%$4,615
Receiving Student Loans9%$4,205
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Hawaii Community College may offer services including:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Hawaii Community College against community colleges in Hawaii.

 Hawaii CCHawaii CountyHawaii
Graduation Rate19.4%-14.1%
Transfer-out Rate13.5%-22.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • English Language Program
    • Accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (since 2000)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1998)
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Hawaii Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Precision Production

    Security and Protective Services

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    nan%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    74%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    15:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $5,277