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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?

1,135 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Leeward CC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Culinary Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

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

How Do I Get Into Leeward CC?

You can apply to Leeward CC online at:

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

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

2,479 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,568 undergraduate students at Leeward CC, with 2,479 being full-time and 4,089 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,479 full-time undergraduates at Leeward CC, 43% are male and 57% 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 770
Black or African American 69
Hispanic or Latino 447
White 196
International Students 47
Other Races/Ethnicities 950

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.


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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 532 0 532
Computer Information Systems 27 53 80
Teacher Education Grade Specific 77 0 77
Culinary Arts 26 51 77
Business Administration & Management 34 37 71
Natural Sciences 55 0 55
Computer Software & Applications 24 27 51
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 19 30 49
Accounting 21 21 42
Health & Medical Administrative Services 21 12 33
Business Support & Assistant Services 10 9 19
Special Education 0 14 14
Audiovisual Communications 3 10 13
Plant Sciences 4 4 8
Teaching Assistants 5 0 5
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 5 5
Ethnic Studies 4 0 4
TOTAL 862 273 1,135


*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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