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?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Hawaii CC.
- In 2017-2018, 56% of the faculty were full-time.
Hawaii Community College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Hawaii CC.
Where Is Hawaii Community College?
Contact details for Hawaii CC are given below.
|Address:||1175 Manono Street, Hilo, HI 96720-5096|
How Do I Get Into Hawaii CC?
You can apply to Hawaii CC online at: https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon
Can I Afford Hawaii Community College?
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
Of the 1,056 full-time undergraduates at Hawaii CC, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hawaii Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||3|
|Hispanic or Latino||208|
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
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 Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Liberal Arts General Studies||209||0||209|
|Vehicle Maintenance & Repair||19||26||45|
|Drafting & Design Engineering Technology||8||17||25|
|Electrical & Power Transmission Installers||11||11||22|
|Computer Information Systems||11||10||21|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||18||0||18|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||8||6||14|
|Precision Metal Working||4||9||13|
|Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants||0||9||9|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||3||4||7|
|Electronics Engineering Technology||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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