Leeward Community College Overview
Leeward Community College is a public institution located in Pearl City, Hawaii. Pearl City is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Leeward Community College Known For?
- The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Leeward CC.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of the faculty were full-time.
Leeward Community College Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Leeward CC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#146||Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#360||Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#413||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 Leeward CC.
Where Is Leeward Community College?
Contact details for Leeward CC are given below.
|Address:||96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI 96782-3366|
How Do I Get Into Leeward CC?
You can apply to Leeward CC online at: https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon
Can I Afford Leeward 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 Leeward CC, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $4,646 a year. That adds up to $18,584 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Leeward CC is 14.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Leeward Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 2,479 full-time undergraduates at Leeward CC, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Leeward Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||69|
|Hispanic or Latino||447|
Over 31 countries are represented at Leeward CC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Leeward Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Leeward CC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 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 Leeward CC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Leeward Community College was 2.3%. This is the #1,874 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Leeward CC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Leeward CC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||23%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||22%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Leeward CC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Leeward CC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#244|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#468|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#468|
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%.
Leeward Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Liberal Arts General Studies||532||0||532|
|Computer Information Systems||27||53||80|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||77||0||77|
|Business Administration & Management||34||37||71|
|Computer Software & Applications||24||27||51|
|Vehicle Maintenance & Repair||19||30||49|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||21||12||33|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||10||9||19|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technology||0||5||5|
*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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