Hawaii Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,144
2022 Average Net Price
$9,843
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.7%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,127
31% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31%
113 Graduates

About

Hawaii Community College is a higher education institution located in Hawaii County, HI. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Hawaii Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (170 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (26 degrees), and Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (21 degrees).

In 2022, 523 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hawaii Community College. 51.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was two or more races (232 degrees), 2.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (85 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hawaii Community College is $3,144, which is $−4,968 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Hawaii Community College is $3,144, which is $−4,968 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,843.

In 2022, 54% of undergraduate students attending Hawaii Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 3% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,144
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Hawaii Community College was $3,144. The cost of tuition at Hawaii Community College is $−4,968 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,843
2022 Value
1.12%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Hawaii Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,843. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Hawaii Community College grew by 1.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,300
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hawaii Community College was of $10,300 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.44% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.746% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
3%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Hawaii Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.88% with respect to 2021, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Hawaii Community College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.7%
2019 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Hawaii Community College was 5.7%, which represents 9 out of the 158 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Hawaii Community College had a total enrollment of 2,127 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Hawaii Community College is 660 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,467. This means that 31% of students enrolled at Hawaii Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hawaii Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40% Two or More Races, 17.1% Hispanic or Latino, 16.4% Asian, 14.6% White, 7.95% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.846% Black or African American, and 0.329% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Hawaii Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Two or More Races Male (21.1%), followed by Two or More Races Female (20.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (9.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hawaii Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,127 students. The full-time enrollment at Hawaii Community College is 660 and the part-time enrollment is 1,467. This means that 31% of students enrolled at Hawaii Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Hawaii Community College was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Hawaii Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Two or More Races
    851 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    364 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    349 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Hawaii Community College is 40% Two or More Races, 17.1% Hispanic or Latino, 16.4% Asian, 14.6% White, 7.95% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.846% Black or African American, and 0.329% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 25 students (1.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 11 more women than men received degrees from Hawaii Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hawaii Community College is two or more races (232 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more two or more races recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (85 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Hawaii Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (170 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (26 degrees) and Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Hawaii Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (64 degrees), and Protective Services (47 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hawaii Community College are Police officers (133,073 people), Other managers (78,343 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (78,237 people), Construction managers (43,252 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (39,978 people).

The most specialized majors at Hawaii Community College in 2022 are Construction (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (64 degrees), Protective Services (47 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (170 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hawaii Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Hawaii Community College are Construction (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (64 degrees), Protective Services (47 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (170 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hawaii Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (313,623 people), Elementary & secondary schools (166,007 people), Construction (114,587 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (60,589 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (52,401 people).

The most specialized majors at Hawaii Community College are Construction (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (64 degrees), Protective Services (47 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (170 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Hawaii Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 170 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Hawaii Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 170 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

256
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
267
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 256 degrees were awarded to men at Hawaii Community College, which is 0.959 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (267).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Hawaii Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.382 times less than the 123 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 123 degrees were awarded to men at Hawaii Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.62 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from Hawaii Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Hawaii Community College is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.19% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Two or More Races
    232 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    85 degrees awarded
  3. White
    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hawaii Community College is two or more races (232 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more two or more races recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (85 degrees).

0.574% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Two or More Races Female
    125 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races Male
    107 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Hawaii Community College is two or more races female (125 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more two or more races female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races male (107 degrees).

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Operations

Hawaii Community College employs 28 Assistant professors, 18 Instructors and 11 Professors. Most academics at Hawaii Community College are Female Assistant professor (17), Female Instructor (13), and Male Assistant professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hawaii Community College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 23 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$16.2M
2022 Salaries
7.8%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Hawaii Community College paid a median of $16.2M in salaries, a 7.8% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.51M
Instructional Salaries
68
Number of Employees

In 2022, Hawaii Community College paid a total of $5.51M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
28 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
26 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hawaii Community College were Assistant professor with 28 employees, Instructor with 18 employees, and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hawaii Community College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hawaii Community College was Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, Female Instructor with 13 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Hawaii Community College.

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