Kapiolani Community College

4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-4421


  • College Type: 2-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 6,100
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 25%
  • Website: https://www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/

Kapiolani Community College (KCC) is a public, two-year community college located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is one of the 10 campuses of the University of Hawaii system.

Kapiolani Community College offers a wide range of programs, including liberal arts, health sciences, culinary arts, business, education, and more. It also offers various vocational and technical training programs. The college is quite popular for its programs in culinary arts and hospitality, health sciences, and sustainability.

The mission of the college is to provide open access to higher education opportunities that promote student learning and enable individuals to develop to their fullest potential and also supports the development of lifelong learning skills, including critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving, that enable individuals to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

KCC is located in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. The campus is situated on a hill overlooking Diamond Head, a famous landmark in Hawaii giving the students access to beautiful scenery. The college also promotes environmental sustainability, and the campus is designed to be eco-friendly.

KCC is diverse and multicultural, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of Hawaii and the Pacific region.

KCC has a diverse student body composed of people from various ethnicities, backgrounds, and age groups and also offers a supportive learning environment with small class sizes and personalized attention from faculty. The college also offers various support services, like tutoring, counseling, and career services.

Kapiolani Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its programs are also accredited by various professional organizations.

Kapiolani Community College is an excellent education Center that provides education at an affordable price, making it a great choice for students looking to gain new skills and knowledge in various fields of study.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:6,100
Undergraduate enrollment:6,100
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.2%
      Black or African American:1.3%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:3.8%
      Two or more races:27.4%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:1.3%
      Non-resident alien:5.8%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Accounting
  • Adult Residential Care Home Operator for Nurse Aides, LPNs and RNs
  • Biotechnology
  • Community Health Worker
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Assisting
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hawaiian Studies
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Legal Education (Paralegal)
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Mobile Intensive Care Technician
  • Natural Sciences (STEM)
  • New Media Arts
  • Nursing: Long-Term Care Nurse Aide
  • Nursing: Practical Nursing (PRCN)
  • Nursing: Transition for Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Nursing: Registered Nurse Preparation (Associate Degree in Nursing)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Second Language Teaching (SLT)
  • CDHC for Dental Hygienists
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Coding
  • Optometry Assistant Program
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • PUA for Dental Assistants


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$3,284 $3,284 $3,284 
      Out-of-state$8,420 $8,420 $8,420 
    Books and supplies$1,350 $1,340 $1,058 
      Room and board$16,103 $15,245 $15,302 
      Other expenses$2,742 $2,694 $3,302 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$2,742 $2,694 $2,854 

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