Leeward Community College (Leeward CC)

96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI

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Leeward Community College, located in Pearl City, Hawaii, is a two year public institution and one of the ten schools that make up the University of Hawaii System. The school located near Honolulu on the island of O'ahu. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The school seeks to provide community service for residents, and offers easy access to educational opportunities for interested individuals.


Leeward Community College provides career and vocational training and two year academic programs. Vocational and career training enables students to pursue careers with either a certificate or associate degree. Students will be qualified for entry level positions and will have the skills and knowledge necessary to perform tasks and responsibilities as required. Students interested in transfer to a four year institution may take a transfer oriented program which provides the freshman and sophomore years of education for a four year degree. Upon graduation, students may apply and enroll at a four year institution, either with the UHS or schools with transfer agreements with LCC.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Leeward Community College has an open enrollment policy requiring student either be 18 years of age, a high school graduate, or have a GED certificate. Students may apply in person or online, and will receive a response regarding admission soon after. Once accepted students must take a placement exam prior to registration to determine which courses the student may be required to take. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work study and may be applied to tuition, room and board, materials and transportation. Students interested in receiving financial aid must obtain a federal PIN number and submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will determine eligibility and awards. All correspondence regarding financial aid will be conducted through email.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $2,200. 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

  • 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 Aid56%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships52%$4,226
Receiving Student Loans10%$4,291

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

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

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students 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 Leeward CC compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Honolulu County and community colleges in Hawaii in total.

 Leeward CCHonolulu CountyHawaii
Graduation Rate12.1%12.9%14.1%
Transfer-out Rate23.0%25.0%22.8%
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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 Leeward 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

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences


Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

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Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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