Kauai Community College (Kauai CC)

3-1901 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, HI

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Kauai Community College, located in Lihue, Hawaii, is one of the ten institutions that comprise the University of Hawaii System of schools. The school provides a variety of programs and services, including job placement assistance for individuals seeking career training programs. The school Is dedicated to providing quality education for residents of its service area, and as a result is constantly reviewing facilities, programs and services to ensure that they meet and exceed the needs of current and future students.


Individuals attending Kauai Community College will be able to choose from programs that allow for academic transfer or career training. Academic transfer programs allow students to pursue the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to four year institutions to continue their education. Career training programs provide education and skill development in high demand industries or fields with the purpose of preparing the student for long term employment upon completion of the program.

Programs offered:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Any person interested in attending KCC may do so by submitting a completed application, paying all fees, and submitting transcripts and test scores if available. The school's open enrollment policy requires that students be at least eighteen years of age or have a high school diploma. Students may be required to take a placement exam for certain programs. Participation in new student orientation and meeting with a counselor is encouraged.  Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and are awarded based on need as determined by a student's completed 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 $6,200. 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 Aid64%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships62%$4,963
Receiving Student Loans11%$3,493
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Kauai Community College may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Kauai CC compared to community colleges in Hawaii, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Kauai CCKauai CountyHawaii
Graduation Rate16.0%-14.1%
Transfer-out Rate18.9%-22.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • 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 1985)
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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 Kauai 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,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Kauai Community College.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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