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Kapiolani Community College is a public institution situated in Honolulu, Hawaii. The city atmosphere of Honolulu makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

2,186 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,144 Avg In-State Tuition

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Kapiolani Community College Rankings

Kapiolani CC is ranked #2 out of 6 schools in Hawaii.

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 Kapiolani CC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Kapiolani Community College?


Contact details for Kapiolani CC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816-4421
Phone: 808-734-9000

Can I Afford Kapiolani CC?

$3,144 In-State Tuition
10% Take Out Loans
13.8% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Kapiolani 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 $140 $140
Books and Supplies $1,058 $1,058

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 Kapiolani CC, approximately 10% of students took out student loans averaging $4,812 a year. That adds up to $19,248 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kapiolani CC is 13.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Kapiolani Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,186 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,488 undergraduate students at Kapiolani CC, with 2,186 being full-time and 4,302 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 2,186 full-time undergraduates at Kapiolani CC, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 796
Black or African American 25
Hispanic or Latino 231
White 159
International Students 386
Other Races/Ethnicities 589

Online Learning at Kapiolani Community College

1,262 Took All Classes Online
2,871 Took At Least One Class Online
1.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,871 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


Online Growth Rankings of Kapiolani CC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kapiolani Community College was 1.0%. This is the #1,572 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Kapiolani 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%.

Kapiolani Community College Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 78 51 129
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 29 29
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 16 0 16
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 16 0 16
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 16 0 16
Laboratory Technician 13 0 13
Occupational Therapist Assistant 11 0 11
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 5 5 10
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 6 6
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 5 5
TOTAL 155 96 251


*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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