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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?

2,799 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,461 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The highest degree offered at Leeward CC is the at least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of the faculty were full-time.

Leeward Community College Rankings

Leeward 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 Leeward CC has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Leeward CC

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 630
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,080
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,372

Where Is Leeward Community College?

Location of Leeward Community College

Contact details for Leeward CC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI 96782-3366
Phone: 808-455-0011
Website: www.leeward.hawaii.edu/

How Do I Get Into Leeward CC?

You can apply to Leeward CC online at: https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

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

Can I Afford Leeward Community College?

7% Take Out Loans
14.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Leeward CC is $4,461. 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 Leeward CC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$3,367 $4,197 $5,269 $7,927 $9,144

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 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

2,799 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,805 undergraduate students at Leeward CC, with 2,799 being full-time and 4,006 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,799 full-time undergraduates at Leeward CC, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Leeward CC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Leeward CC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 901
Black or African American 80
Hispanic or Latino 439
White 224
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,092

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

1,572 Took All Classes Online
3,500 Took At Least One Class Online
2.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,500 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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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%
Education 38%
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
Accounting #248
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 Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 21 0 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 3 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 34 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 10 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 27 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 24 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 26 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 4 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 21 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 532 0 0 0
Natural Sciences 55 0 0 0
Plant Sciences 4 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 77 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 5 0 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 19 0 0 0
Total 1,724 0 0 0

References

*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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