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Hawaii Community College Overview

Hawaii Community College is a public institution located in Hilo, Hawaii. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Hilo draws many to the area.

What Is Hawaii Community College Known For?

1,142 Full-Time Undergraduates
$10,742 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Hawaii CC.
  • In 2017-2018, 56% of the faculty were full-time.

Hawaii Community College Rankings

Hawaii CC was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Hawaii CC has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Hawaii CC

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 783
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,799

Where Is Hawaii Community College?

Location of Hawaii Community College

Contact details for Hawaii CC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1175 Manono Street, Hilo, HI 96720-5096
Phone: 808-934-2500

How Do I Get Into Hawaii CC?

You can apply to Hawaii CC online at:

Since Hawaii Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Hawaii Community College?

9% Take Out Loans
20.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Hawaii CC is $10,742. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Hawaii CC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,270 $10,435 $11,587 $15,558 $16,192

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Hawaii CC, approximately 9% of students took out student loans averaging $4,167 a year. That adds up to $16,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hawaii CC is 20.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Hawaii Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,142 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,819 undergraduate students at Hawaii CC, with 1,142 being full-time and 1,677 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Hawaii CC

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,142 full-time undergraduates at Hawaii CC, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Hawaii CC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hawaii Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hawaii CC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 192
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 181
White 126
International Students 30
Other Races/Ethnicities 609

Over 9 countries are represented at Hawaii CC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, South Korea, and Canada.

Online Learning at Hawaii Community College

485 Took All Classes Online
1,098 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,098 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Hawaii CC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Hawaii CC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hawaii Community College was -3.0%. This is the #2,378 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hawaii CC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Hawaii Community College Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 7 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 3 0 0 0
Carpentry 7 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 11 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 18 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 21 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 8 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 11 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 11 0 0 0
Fire Protection 10 0 0 0
Forestry 5 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 3 0 0 0
Horticulture 4 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 9 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 209 0 0 0
Marketing 4 0 0 0
Natural Sciences 6 0 0 0
Nursing 25 0 0 0
Precision Metal Working 4 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 8 0 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 19 0 0 0
Total 806 0 0 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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