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Honolulu Community College Overview

Honolulu Community College is a public institution located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Honolulu Community College Known For?

906 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Honolulu CC.
  • In 2017-2018, 68% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Honolulu Community College?

Location of Honolulu Community College

Contact details for Honolulu CC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 874 Dillingham Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96817-4505
Phone: 808-845-9211

How Do I Get Into Honolulu CC?

You can apply to Honolulu CC online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Honolulu Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Honolulu Community College?

17% Take Out Loans
19.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Honolulu CC, approximately 17% of students took out student loans averaging $4,954 a year. That adds up to $19,816 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Honolulu CC is 19.0%. 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.

Honolulu Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,125 Full-Time Undergraduates
32% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,541 undergraduate students at Honolulu CC, with 1,125 being full-time and 2,416 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,125 full-time undergraduates at Honolulu CC, 68% are male and 32% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Honolulu CC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Honolulu CC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 443
Black or African American 31
Hispanic or Latino 136
White 92
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 409

Over 10 countries are represented at Honolulu CC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, South Korea, and China.

Online Learning at Honolulu Community College

460 Took All Classes Online
878 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 878 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 9th most popular in Hawaii for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Honolulu CC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Honolulu Community College was -1.5%. This is the #2,304 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Honolulu CC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Honolulu CC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 17%
Liberal Arts General Studies 17%

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%.

Honolulu Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Construction 202 0 202
Liberal Arts General Studies 105 0 105
Computer Systems Networking 32 59 91
Fire Protection 35 39 74
Carpentry 17 50 67
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 24 39 63
Precision Metal Working 13 35 48
Cosmetology 18 21 39
Textile & Apparel Studies 14 16 30
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 23 6 29
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 12 27
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 13 12 25
Human Services 11 13 24
Quality Control Technology 7 15 22
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 0 20
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 7 10 17
Music 10 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 5 0 5
Ethnic Studies 4 0 4
Natural Sciences 4 0 4
TOTAL 579 327 906


*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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