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Windward Community College Overview

Windward Community College is a public institution located in Kaneohe, Hawaii. The suburban atmosphere of Kaneohe makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Windward Community College Known For?

326 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Windward CC is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 56% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Windward Community College?

Location of Windward Community College

Contact details for Windward CC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 45-720 Keaahala Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744-3528
Phone: 808-235-7400

How Do I Get Into Windward CC?

You can apply to Windward CC online at:

Windward Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Windward Community College?

15% Take Out Loans
17.7% 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 Windward CC, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $4,341 a year. That adds up to $17,364 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Windward CC is 17.7%. 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.

Windward Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

677 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,460 undergraduate students at Windward CC, with 677 being full-time and 1,783 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 677 full-time undergraduates at Windward CC, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Windward CC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Windward CC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 80
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 135
White 89
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 360

Over 3 countries are represented at Windward CC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, Nepal, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Windward Community College

744 Took All Classes Online
1,203 Took At Least One Class Online
8.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,203 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 8th 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 Windward CC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Windward Community College was 8.0%. This is the #1,450 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Windward 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%.

Windward 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 215 0 215
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 24 32 56
Ethnic Studies 25 0 25
Natural Sciences 19 0 19
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 11 11
TOTAL 283 43 326


*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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