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

1,997 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,144 Avg In-State Tuition

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Kapiolani 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.

Kapiolani CC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#134 Best Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Most Popular Culinary Arts Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Dental Support Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Culinary Arts Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Culinary Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Kapiolani CC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts Schools College Factual
#5 Best Culinary Arts Schools College Factual
#7 Best Personal & Culinary Services Schools College Factual
#9 Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools College Factual
#14 Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Schools College Factual
#46 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools College Factual

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
7% Take Out Loans
8.7% 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 $1,340 $1,340

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Kapiolani CC, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $4,957 a year. That adds up to $19,828 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kapiolani CC is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Kapiolani Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,997 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,369 undergraduate students at Kapiolani CC, with 1,997 being full-time and 4,372 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,997 full-time undergraduates at Kapiolani CC, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 764
Black or African American 26
Hispanic or Latino 199
White 170
International Students 235
Other Races/Ethnicities 603

Online Learning at Kapiolani Community College

3,743 Took All Classes Online
5,714 Took At Least One Class Online
44.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,714 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 44.2%. This is the #510 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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 Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 2 61 16 79
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 5 10 15
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 15 0 15
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 7 7 14
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 14 0 14
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 13 13
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 12 0 12
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 0 12 0 12
Dental Assisting/Assistant 5 0 0 5
Laboratory Technician 0 4 0 4
TOTAL 7 130 46 183


*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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