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Hawaii Community College is a public institution located in Hilo, Hawaii. The location of Hawaii CC is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

950 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,144 Avg In-State Tuition

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Hawaii 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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Hawaii Community College?


Contact details for Hawaii CC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1175 Manono Street, Hilo, HI 96720-5096
Phone: 808-934-2500

Can I Afford Hawaii CC?

$3,144 In-State Tuition
7% Take Out Loans
19.0% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Hawaii CC students paid $131 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $345 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,144 $8,280
Fees $60 $60
Books and Supplies $1,340 $1,340
On Campus Room and Board $8,248 $8,248
On Campus Other Expenses $3,928 $3,928

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 Hawaii CC, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $5,793 a year. That adds up to $23,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hawaii CC is 19.0%. 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.

Hawaii Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

950 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,430 undergraduate students at Hawaii CC, with 950 being full-time and 1,480 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 950 full-time undergraduates at Hawaii CC, 47% are male and 53% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 142
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 164
White 119
International Students 30
Other Races/Ethnicities 491

Over 9 countries are represented at Hawaii CC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, South Korea, and Canada.

Online Learning at Hawaii Community College

1,592 Took All Classes Online
2,269 Took At Least One Class Online
55.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,269 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


Online Growth Rankings of Hawaii CC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hawaii Community College was 55.8%. This is the #468 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Hawaii 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%.

Hawaii Community College Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Electrician 0 17 18 35
High Performance & Custom Engine Technician/Mechanic 0 13 16 29
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 0 14 14 28
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 8 17 25
Welding Technology/Welder 0 7 9 16
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 3 11 14
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 10 10
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 4 4 8
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 1 6 7
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 3 2 2 7
TOTAL 3 69 107 179


*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.

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