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Kauai Community College Overview

Located in Lihue, Hawaii, Kauai Community College is a public institution. Lihue is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Kauai Community College Known For?

343 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at Kauai CC may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Kauai CC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 70% of the faculty were full-time.

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Kauai 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.

Kauai CC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#589 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Kauai CC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Most Popular Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Kauai Community College?

Location of Kauai Community College

Contact details for Kauai CC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3-1901 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, HI 96766-9500
Phone: 808-245-8311

How Do I Get Into Kauai CC?

You can apply to Kauai CC online at:

Since Kauai 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 Kauai Community College?

6% Take Out Loans
18.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Kauai CC, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $4,549 a year. That adds up to $18,196 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kauai CC is 18.1%. 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.

Kauai Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

346 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,373 undergraduate students at Kauai CC, with 346 being full-time and 1,027 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 346 full-time undergraduates at Kauai CC, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Kauai CC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Kauai CC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 106
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 53
White 32
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 139

Over 3 countries are represented at Kauai CC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, Australia, and Canada.

Online Learning at Kauai Community College

105 Took All Classes Online
228 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 228 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


Online Growth Rankings of Kauai CC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kauai Community College was -4.8%. This is the #2,459 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Kauai 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%.

Kauai Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Accounting 13 67 80
Liberal Arts General Studies 53 0 53
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 1 39 40
Culinary Arts 7 24 31
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 24 24
Nursing 21 0 21
Hospitality Management 8 7 15
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6 8 14
Natural Sciences 13 0 13
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 12 12
Electronics Engineering Technology 5 5 10
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 4 5 9
Carpentry 4 3 7
Ethnic Studies 5 0 5
Business Support & Assistant Services 3 1 4
Business Administration & Management 1 1 2
Graphic Communications 2 0 2
Sustainability Science 0 1 1
Plant Sciences 0 0 0
TOTAL 146 197 343


*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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