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Leeward Community College is a public institution situated in Pearl City, Hawaii. Leeward CC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

2,240 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,144 Avg In-State Tuition

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Leeward Community College Rankings

Leeward CC is ranked #2 out of 8 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#102 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 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 Leeward CC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Best Culinary Arts Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Culinary Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts Schools College Factual
#4 Highest Paid Personal & Culinary Services Graduates College Factual
#15 Best Culinary Arts Schools College Factual
#21 Best Culinary Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#24 Best Personal & Culinary Services Schools College Factual
#29 Best Personal & Culinary Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is 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

Can I Afford Leeward CC?

$3,144 In-State Tuition
6% Take Out Loans
13.8% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Leeward 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 $65 $65
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 Leeward CC, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $4,767 a year. That adds up to $19,068 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Leeward 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.

Leeward Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,240 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,363 undergraduate students at Leeward CC, with 2,240 being full-time and 4,123 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 2,240 full-time undergraduates at Leeward CC, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 717
Black or African American 53
Hispanic or Latino 399
White 179
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 857

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

4,940 Took All Classes Online
6,117 Took At Least One Class Online
48.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 6,117 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.


Online Growth Rankings of Leeward CC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Leeward Community College was 48.9%. This is the #493 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Leeward 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%.

Leeward Community College Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
High Performance & Custom Engine Technician/Mechanic 26 13 39
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 15 20 35
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 9 15 24
Automation Engineer Technology 9 14 23
TOTAL 59 62 121


*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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